sulfamethoxazole - medicine shortage information

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If you are having difficulty obtaining a medicine that has been prescribed to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. In most cases your doctor and pharmacist will know about the possible substitute medicines to continue your care.

In some cases the Supply Detail section below will provide information about the special arrangements that are in place for your health professional to prescribe or supply a substitute medicine. These may include reference to Special Access Scheme or "Under section 19A"

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

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800675229

From
11 Aug 2019
to
30 Jun 2021

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Critical

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Manufacturing

TGA Management Actions:
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.

SEPTRIN FORTE tablet blister pack
AUST R: 10998
Active ingredients:
sulfamethoxazole
trimethoprim

Sponsor:
Arrow Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 927 769

From
31 Jul 2020
to
18 Sep 2020

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Other

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

Sponsor:
Alphapharm Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 274 276

From
25 Aug 2020
to
14 Sep 2020

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing