simvastatin - medicine shortage information

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Product details Supply Impact Dates Further Details
APO-EZETIMIBE/SIMVASTATIN 10/20 ezetimibe 10 mg and simvastatin 20 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 279099
Active ingredients:
ezetimibe
simvastatin

Dosage form:
Tablet

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
26 Oct 2020
to
01 Jul 2022

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

APO-EZETIMIBE/SIMVASTATIN 10/80 ezetimibe 10 mg and simvastatin 80 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 279123
Active ingredients:
ezetimibe
simvastatin

Dosage form:
Tablet

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800195055

From
14 Oct 2022
to
28 Oct 2022

Shortage status:
Anticipated

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

APO-SIMVASTATIN simvastatin 80 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 223451
Active ingredients:
simvastatin

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800195055

From
19 Sep 2022
to
19 Sep 2022

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

EZETIMIBE/SIMVASTATIN SANDOZ 10/10 ezetimibe 10 mg and simvastatin 10 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 279097
Active ingredients:
ezetimibe
simvastatin

Dosage form:
Tablet

Sponsor:
Sandoz Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800726369

From
24 Sep 2020
to
18 Aug 2022

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

EZETIMIBE/SIMVASTATIN SANDOZ 10/20 ezetimibe 10 mg and simvastatin 20 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 279102
Active ingredients:
ezetimibe
simvastatin

Dosage form:
Tablet

Sponsor:
Sandoz Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800726369

From
17 Aug 2020
to
18 Aug 2022

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

EZETIMIBE/SIMVASTATIN SANDOZ 10/40 ezetimibe 10 mg and simvastatin 40 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 279098
Active ingredients:
ezetimibe
simvastatin

Dosage form:
Tablet

Sponsor:
Sandoz Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800726369

From
27 Aug 2020
to
18 Aug 2022

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

EZETIMIBE/SIMVASTATIN SANDOZ 10/80 ezetimibe 10 mg and simvastatin 80 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 279117
Active ingredients:
ezetimibe
simvastatin

Dosage form:
Tablet

Sponsor:
Sandoz Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800726369

From
28 Aug 2020
to
26 Aug 2022

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

SIMVASTATIN GENERICHEALTH simvastatin 10mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 123813
Active ingredients:
simvastatin

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Generic Health Pty Ltd

Phone:
+61 3 9809 7914

Deletion from market:
11 Nov 2021

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Commercial Changes / Commercial viability

SIMVASTATIN SANDOZ simvastatin 10mg film coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 114797
Active ingredients:
simvastatin

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Sandoz Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800726369

From
20 Jul 2022
to
09 Sep 2022

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

ZIMSTAT simvastatin 5mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 95672
Active ingredients:
simvastatin

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Alphapharm Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 274 276

Deletion from market:
31 May 2022

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Availability:
Reduction in supply until supply is exhausted

Reason:
Commercial Changes / Commercial viability

Management action:
Alternate generic products are available