Medicine shortage reports database

The medicine shortage reports database includes information about shortages of reportable medicines in Australia, including those arising from the discontinuation of products.

You can use this page to search for all medicines in shortage and find information about management actions, including supply of overseas alternative medicines.

Information in this database is based on details reported to us by sponsors. Any additional management actions taken by us will be clearly stated.

How to search

The database defaults to all current medicine shortages. You can also view anticipated and resolved shortages and discontinuations.

To search the database for all shortages and discontinuations for a particular medicine, type the active ingredient or trade (brand) name into the search field. You can then click on the active ingredient name or trade name for more information about the shortage of interest.

You can also download an extract of all shortages and discontinuations.

To view all medicines shortages and discontinuations with a critical shortage impact rating, click on the CRITICAL medicine shortages link below.

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adrenaline (epinephrine)

MIN-I-JET ADRENALINE 1:10000 1mg/10mL injection pre-filled syringe

AUST R: 213983

Expected supply: 31 Aug 2025

Availability: Unavailable

Updated: 05-02-2020


fytic acid

calcium chloride dihydrate

potassium hydrogen phthalate

RADPHARM COLLOID kit for the preparation of Technetium(99mTc) calcium phytate injection composite pack

AUST R: 14332

Expected supply: 31 May 2022

Availability: Unavailable

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.

Updated: 30-04-2021


phenoxybenzamine hydrochloride

DIBENYLINE phenoxybenzamine hydrochloride 10mg capsule jar

AUST R: 12980

Expected supply: 30 Jun 2022

Availability: Unavailable

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.

Updated: 18-06-2021


disofenin

stannous chloride dihydrate

HEPATOLITE kit for production of Technetium(99mTc) disofenin powder for injection multidose vial

AUST R: 19146

Expected supply: Unknown

Availability: Unavailable

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.

Updated: 28-01-2020


dantrolene sodium hemiheptahydrate

DANTRIUM dantrolene sodium hemiheptahydrate 25mg capsule bottle

AUST R: 42975

Expected supply: 31 Jan 2023

Availability: Unavailable

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.

Updated: 02-07-2021


dantrolene sodium hemiheptahydrate

DANTRIUM dantrolene sodium hemiheptahydrate 50mg capsule bottle

AUST R: 42976

Expected supply: 31 Jan 2023

Availability: Unavailable

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.

Updated: 02-07-2021


fomepizole

ANTIZOL fomepizole 1.5g/1.5mL concentrated injection vial

AUST R: 263913

Expected supply: 30 Jun 2021

Availability: Emergency Supply Only

Updated: 12-05-2021


Mycobacterium bovis (Bacillus Calmette and Guerin (BCG) strain)

ONCOTICE BCG 5 hundred million CFU powder for injection vial

AUST R: 59912

Expected supply: 31 Dec 2021

Availability: Limited Availability

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.

Updated: 11-06-2021


bleomycin sulfate

CIPLA BLEOMYCIN 15K bleomycin sulfate 15000 IU powder for injection vial

AUST R: 220440

Expected supply: 30 Jun 2021

Availability: Unavailable

Updated: 22-09-2020


amifostine

ETHYOL Amifostine (as trihydrate) 500mg powder for injection vial

AUST R: 63789

Expected supply: 31 Dec 2021

Availability: Unavailable

Updated: 03-12-2020


sulfamethoxazole

trimethoprim

DBL SULFAMETHOXAZOLE 400 mg AND TRIMETHOPRIM 80 mg CONCENTRATE INJECTION BP 5mL injection ampoule

AUST R: 16293

Expected supply: 18 Feb 2022

Availability: Unavailable

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.

Updated: 30-09-2021


pindolol

BARBLOC 5 pindolol 5mg tablet bottle

AUST R: 17589

Expected supply: Unknown

Availability: Unavailable

Updated: 30-06-2021


iobenguane (123I) sulfate

MIBGEN iobenguane[123I] sulfate 100MBq/mL injection vial

AUST R: 101670

Expected supply: 31 Dec 2021

Availability: Unavailable

Updated: 24-12-2020


rabies immunoglobulin

IMOGAM RABIES PASTEURIZED human rabies immunoglobulin 150 IU/mL injection vial

AUST R: 72931

Expected supply: 01 Jan 2021

Availability: Limited Availability

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.

Updated: 21-10-2020


tetracosactide (tetracosactrin)

SYNACTHEN DEPOT tetracosactide (tetracosactrin) zinc complex 1mg/1m L injection ampoule

AUST R: 11060

Expected supply: 30 Nov 2021

Availability: Unavailable

Management action: Alternative unapproved products available under the Special Access Scheme. For further information about the SAS scheme please see https://www.tga.gov.au/form/special-access-scheme.

Updated: 28-05-2021


gentamicin sulfate

DBL GENTAMICIN 10mg/1mL (as sulfate) injection ampoule

AUST R: 16339

Expected supply: Unknown

Availability: Unavailable

Updated: 12-10-2021


sodium bicarbonate

Pfizer (Australia) SODIUM BICARBONATE 8.4% (8.4g/100mL) injection BP vial

AUST R: 10801

Expected supply: Unknown

Availability: Unavailable

Updated: 26-06-2020


aciclovir

Pfizer (Australia) ACICLOVIR INTRAVENOUS INFUSION aciclovir 250mg/10mL injection ampoule

AUST R: 66116

Expected supply: 30 Jun 2022

Availability: Unavailable

Updated: 18-08-2020


sodium chloride

ASTRAZENECA SODIUM CHLORIDE 20% 2g/10mL injection BP ampoule

AUST R: 11983

Expected supply: Unknown

Availability: Available

Updated: 28-01-2020


piperacillin sodium

tazobactam sodium

TAZOCIN EF 4g/500mg powder for injection vial

AUST R: 132525

Expected supply: 31 Dec 2020

Availability: Unavailable

Management action: Alternative generic products are available.

Updated: 25-11-2020


Updated: 01-09-2021



atracurium besilate

DBL ATRACURIUM BESYLATE 50mg/5mL injection ampoule

AUST R: 57993

Expected supply: 31 Mar 2021

Availability: Unavailable

Updated: 18-03-2021



epirubicin hydrochloride

EPIRUBICIN ACCORD epirubicin hydrochloride 200mg/100mL concentrated injection vial

AUST R: 227997

Expected supply: 31 Oct 2021

Availability: Unavailable

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

Updated: 27-09-2021


Updated: 16-09-2021




Updated: 06-10-2021


flucytosine

ANCOTIL flucytosine 2.5g/250mL injection bottle

AUST R: 13705

Expected supply: Unknown

Availability: Reduction in supply until supply is exhausted

Updated: 06-07-2021


hydralazine hydrochloride

HYDRALAZINE LINK hydralazine hydrochloride 20 mg/1 mL solution for injection vial

AUST R: 272644

Expected supply: 21 Mar 2022

Availability: Unavailable

Updated: 20-10-2021


Updated: 21-09-2021


voriconazole

VORCON voriconazole 200 mg powder for injection vial

AUST R: 235933

Expected supply: 06 Dec 2021

Availability: Limited Availability

Updated: 06-04-2021


naloxone hydrochloride dihydrate

JUNALOX naloxone hydrochloride (as dihydrate) 400 micrograms/1 mL solution for injection, ampoule

AUST R: 236004

Expected supply: Unknown

Availability: Available

Management action: An alternate brand by the same sponsor is currently available - Naloxone Juno 400 micrograms / 1 mL solution for injection, ampoule - ARTG 236005

Updated: 08-02-2021


voriconazole

ZOLFEND voriconazole 200 mg powder for injection vial

AUST R: 238265

Expected supply: Unknown

Availability: Available

Updated: 24-02-2021


voriconazole

VORICONAZOLE APOTEX voriconazole 200 mg powder for injection vial

AUST R: 265660

Expected supply: 14 Jan 2022

Availability: Available

Management action: Alternative generic products are available

Updated: 05-10-2021


atenolol

Atenolol-AFT atenolol 50 mg/10 mL oral solution bottle

AUST R: 184745

Expected supply: 29 Oct 2021

Availability: Unavailable

Updated: 30-07-2021


silver sulfadiazine

FLAMAZINE silver sulfadiazine 1.0% w/w cream tube

AUST R: 159342

Expected supply: 24 Sep 2021

Availability: Available

Updated: 27-09-2021


Updated: 03-08-2021


Updated: 07-10-2021


Updated: 03-08-2021


Updated: 03-08-2021


imipramine hydrochloride

TOFRANIL 10 imipramine hydrochloride 10mg tablet blister pack

AUST R: 11064

Expected supply: 31 Aug 2021

Availability: Available

Updated: 03-09-2021


Updated: 12-10-2021


magnesium sulfate heptahydrate

DBL MAGNESIUM SULFATE CONCENTRATED INJECTION 2.47g/5mL injection ampoule

AUST R: 16311

Expected supply: 23 Aug 2021

Availability: Available

Updated: 23-08-2021


activated charcoal

sorbitol

CARBOSORB XS activated charcoal 50 g/250 mL and sorbitol 70.75 g/250 mL suspension bottle

AUST R: 307429

Expected supply: 31 Jan 2022

Availability: Limited Availability

Updated: 21-05-2021


heparin sodium

HEPARIN SODIUM 25000IU/5mL (porcine mucous) injection ampoule

AUST R: 49236

Expected supply: 10 Sep 2021

Availability: Available

Updated: 14-09-2021


acetylcysteine

DBL ACETYLCYSTEINE injection concentrate acetylcysteine 2 g/ 10 mL injection ampoule

AUST R: 121503

Expected supply: 30 Nov 2021

Availability: Emergency Supply Only

Updated: 30-09-2021


activated charcoal

CARBOSORB X activated charcoal 50 g/250 mL suspension bottle

AUST R: 106470

Expected supply: 14 Sep 2021

Availability: Available

Updated: 14-09-2021


Updated: 07-10-2021


sodium iodide(131I)

AUSTRALIAN RADIOISOTOPES Sodium Iodide (I-131) 50 - 6000MBq Therapy Capsule vial

AUST R: 22808

Expected supply: 19 Oct 2021

Availability: Available

Updated: 21-10-2021


sodium iodide(131I)

Sodium iodide(131I) 2000MBq/mL Therapy Solution oral liquid BP vial

AUST R: 48267

Expected supply: 19 Oct 2021

Availability: Available

Updated: 21-10-2021


sodium iodide(131I)

Sodium iodide(131I) 200MBq/mL Therapy Solution oral liquid BP vial

AUST R: 22807

Expected supply: 18 Oct 2021

Availability: Available

Updated: 21-10-2021


ciprofloxacin

DBL CIPROFLOXACIN 200 mg/100 mL injection for intravenous infusion bag

AUST R: 123041

Expected supply: 02 Sep 2021

Availability: Available

Updated: 02-09-2021



human chorionic gonadotrophin

PREGNYL gonadotrophin - chorionic human 1500IU powder for injection vial with diluent vial

AUST R: 273873

Expected supply: Unknown

Availability: Unavailable

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.
The sponsor of this s19A product, Medsurge can be contacted on: 1300 788 261 for details on supply.

Updated: 11-10-2021


human chorionic gonadotrophin

PREGNYL gonadotrophin - chorionic human 5000IU powder for injection vial with diluent vial

AUST R: 273874

Expected supply: Unknown

Availability: Unavailable

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.
The sponsor of this s19A product, Organon Pharma can be contacted on: 1800 023 135 for details on supply.

Updated: 11-10-2021


Tenecteplase

METALYSE tenecteplase (rch) 40mg powder for injection vial plus prefilled syringe

AUST R: 75012

Expected supply: 18 Oct 2021

Availability: Available

Management action: An alternate strength is available: METALYSE tenecteplase (rch) 50mg powder for injection vial plus prefilled syringe (AUSTR 75013).

Updated: 15-08-2021


tetracosactide (tetracosactrin)

SYNACTHEN tetracosactide (tetracosactrin) 0.25mg/1mL injection ampoule

AUST R: 11058

Expected supply: 16 Aug 2021

Availability: Available

Updated: 16-08-2021


phenytoin sodium

DBL PHENYTOIN INJECTION BP 100mg/2mL ampoule

AUST R: 46942

Expected supply: 30 Sep 2021

Availability: Available

Updated: 05-10-2021


dexamethasone sodium phosphate

DBL DEXAMETHASONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE INJECTION 4mg/1mL (as sodium) injection ampoule

AUST R: 16374

Expected supply: 20 Oct 2021

Availability: Emergency Supply Only

Updated: 15-10-2021



fentanyl citrate

B. BRAUN FENTANYL fentanyl (as citrate) 500 micrograms/10 mL solution for injection ampoule

AUST R: 227124

Expected supply: 10 Nov 2021

Availability: Unavailable

Updated: 24-09-2021


cisatracurium besilate

CISATRACURIUM JUNO Cisatracurium besilate 5mg/2.5mL Solution for Injection ampoule

AUST R: 226854

Expected supply: 01 Apr 2022

Availability: Available

Management action: Unregistered products have been approved for supply under Section 19A to Juno Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd (03 8888 1288) and Link Medical Products Pty Ltd (1800 181 060).

Updated: 08-10-2021


cisatracurium besilate

CISATRACURIUM JUNO cisatracurium (as besilate) 10mg/5mL Solution for Injection ampoule

AUST R: 226857

Expected supply: 01 Apr 2022

Availability: Limited Availability

Management action: Unregistered products have been approved for supply under Section 19A to Juno Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd (03 8888 1288) and Link Medical Products Pty Ltd (1800 181 060).

Updated: 11-10-2021


aciclovir

DBL Aciclovir 250mg/10mL Intravenous infusion injection vial

AUST R: 56809

Expected supply: 12 Nov 2021

Availability: Available

Updated: 15-10-2021


Updated: 20-10-2021


ciprofloxacin

DBL CIPROFLOXACIN 400 mg/200 mL injection for intravenous infusion bag

AUST R: 123042

Expected supply: 06 Jan 2022

Availability: Available

Updated: 21-10-2021


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