tranexamic acid - 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
TRANEXAMIC ACID LU 500 mg/ 5 mL tranexamic acid solution for injection ampoule
AUST R: 214485
Active ingredients:
tranexamic acid

Sponsor:
Luminarie Pty Ltd

Phone:
0458254364

From
23 Mar 2020
to
07 Aug 2020

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

CYKLOKAPRON tranexamic acid 500mg tablet bottle
AUST R: 14463
Active ingredients:
tranexamic acid

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800-675-229

From
20 Aug 2020
to
18 Dec 2020

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Emergency Supply Only

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

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.

APO-TRANEXAMIC ACID tranexamic acid 500 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 272732
Active ingredients:
tranexamic acid

Sponsor:
Southern Cross Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
03 9236 2700

From
19 Aug 2020
to
12 Oct 2020

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing