varenicline tartrate - medicine shortage information

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Product details Supply Impact Dates Further Details
CHAMPIX varenicline (as tartrate) 0.5 mg and 1.0 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 124940
Active ingredients:
varenicline tartrate

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

From
04 Jun 2021
to
31 Dec 2021

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

Management action:
The TGA is investigating potential contamination of varenicline medicines with the nitrosamine impurity, N-nitrosovarenicline. Further information is at: Varenicline | Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)

CHAMPIX varenicline (as tartrate) 1.0mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 124941
Active ingredients:
varenicline tartrate

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800675229

From
04 Jun 2021
to
31 Dec 2021

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

Management action:
The TGA is investigating potential contamination of varenicline medicines with the nitrosamine impurity, N-nitrosovarenicline. Further information is at: Varenicline | Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)