sulfamethoxazole - medicine shortage information

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Product details Supply Impact Dates Further Details
DBL SULFAMETHOXAZOLE 400 mg AND TRIMETHOPRIM 80 mg CONCENTRATE INJECTION BP 5mL injection ampoule
AUST R: 16293
Active ingredients:
sulfamethoxazole
trimethoprim

Dosage form:
Injection, concentrated

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800675229

From
11 Aug 2019
to
24 Feb 2023

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

Management action:
An unregistered product has been approved for supply under Section 19A. See the website: https://www.tga.gov.au/ws-s19a-index and search for the active ingredient

RESPRIM FORTE trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole 160 mg/800 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 17682
Active ingredients:
sulfamethoxazole
trimethoprim

Dosage form:
Tablet, uncoated

Sponsor:
Alphapharm Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 274 276

From
28 Oct 2022
to
30 Nov 2022

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Manufacturing

SEPTRIN FORTE trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole 160/800 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 10998
Active ingredients:
sulfamethoxazole
trimethoprim

Dosage form:
Tablet, uncoated

Sponsor:
Arrow Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 195 055

From
17 Oct 2022
to
30 Dec 2022

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Unexpected increase in consumer demand

Management action:
Alternative generic products are available.

RESPRIM trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole 80 mg/400 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 17681
Active ingredients:
sulfamethoxazole
trimethoprim

Dosage form:
Tablet, uncoated

Sponsor:
Alphapharm Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 274 276

From
12 Aug 2022
to
04 Oct 2022

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing