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.

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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.

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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


succimer

RADPHARM DMSA kit for the production of Technetium (99mTc) succimer powder for injection multidose vial

AUST R: 14326

Expected supply: 01 Nov 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: 11-06-2021


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


Updated: 25-06-2021


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: 17 Dec 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: 13-07-2021


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 virus

MERIEUX INACTIVATED RABIES VACCINE 2.5IU powder for injection vial with diluent syringe

AUST R: 26675

Expected supply: 06 May 2021

Availability: Available

Updated: 07-05-2021


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


Updated: 05-01-2021


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

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

AUST R: 16339

Expected supply: 05 Nov 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: 25-06-2021


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


cefepime

CEFEPIME ALPHAPHARM cefepime (as hydrochloride) 2g powder for injection vial

AUST R: 161030

Expected supply: Unknown

Availability: Limited Availability

Updated: 24-02-2020


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


imipramine hydrochloride

TOFRANIL 25 imipramine hydrochloride 25mg tablet blister pack

AUST R: 60673

Expected supply: 19 Jul 2021

Availability: Available

Updated: 19-07-2021


Updated: 02-07-2021



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: 30 Sep 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: 27-11-2020


Updated: 26-05-2021




Updated: 26-11-2020


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: 15 Oct 2021

Availability: Unavailable

Updated: 08-07-2021


adrenaline (epinephrine) acid tartrate

ADRENALINE-LINK 1:1,000 1mg/1mL adrenaline (epinephrine) acid tartrate injection BP ampoule

AUST R: 12048

Expected supply: 03 Sep 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: 11-06-2021


voriconazole

VORICONAZOLE WOCKHARDT voriconazole 200 mg powder for injection vial

AUST R: 267013

Expected supply: 05 Jul 2021

Availability: Available

Updated: 05-07-2021


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


potassium chloride

SPAN K potassium chloride 600 mg tablet bottle (new formulation)

AUST R: 328843

Expected supply: 07 Jun 2021

Availability: Available

Updated: 07-06-2021


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: 25 Feb 2022

Availability: Limited Availability

Updated: 26-07-2021


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


propofol

FRESOFOL 1% MCT/LCT propofol 200mg/20mL emulsion for intravenous injection/infusion ampoule

AUST R: 193608

Expected supply: 07 May 2021

Availability: Available

Updated: 11-05-2021


silver sulfadiazine

FLAMAZINE silver sulfadiazine 1.0% w/w cream tube

AUST R: 159342

Expected supply: 30 Sep 2021

Availability: Unavailable

Management action: Alternative unregistered products have 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: 26-07-2021


Updated: 03-08-2021


Updated: 20-07-2021


Updated: 03-08-2021


Updated: 03-08-2021


chromium(51Cr) edetate

ANSTO Health Chromium (51Cr) Edetate 8MBq/mL injection BP vial

AUST R: 22779

Expected supply: 17 May 2021

Availability: Available

Updated: 20-05-2021


imipramine hydrochloride

TOFRANIL 10 imipramine hydrochloride 10mg tablet blister pack

AUST R: 11064

Expected supply: 31 Aug 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: 19-07-2021


ertapenem sodium

ERTAPENEM KABI ertapenem (as sodium) 1 g powder for injection vial

AUST R: 294975

Expected supply: 31 May 2021

Availability: Available

Updated: 03-06-2021


Updated: 20-04-2021


magnesium sulfate heptahydrate

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

AUST R: 16311

Expected supply: 31 May 2022

Availability: Available

Updated: 19-04-2021


rifampicin

RIFADIN rifampicin 600mg powder for injection vial with diluent ampoule

AUST R: 156919

Expected supply: 10 May 2021

Availability: Available

Updated: 05-05-2021


warfarin sodium

MAREVAN warfarin sodium 3mg tablet bottle

AUST R: 12513

Expected supply: 14 May 2021

Availability: Available

Updated: 10-05-2021


enoxaparin sodium

CLEXANE enoxaparin sodium 20mg/0.2mL injection syringe with safety lock system

AUST R: 221717

Expected supply: 07 Jun 2021

Availability: Available

Updated: 07-06-2021


enoxaparin sodium

CLEXANE enoxaparin sodium 40mg/0.4mL injection syringe with automatic safety lock system

AUST R: 221718

Expected supply: 17 Jun 2021

Availability: Available

Management action: Whilst there is sufficient stock to cover normal national demand, wholesaler ordering limits are temporarily in place to help ensure a smooth transition to normal stock levels.
For further information regarding Clexane supply, please contact Sanofi Customer Service on 1800 640 791.

Updated: 17-06-2021


live varicella vaccine

Measles virus

Mumps virus

Rubella virus

PRIORIX-TETRA vaccine 0.5mL powder for injection vial with diluent syringe

AUST R: 107286

Expected supply: 16 Aug 2021

Availability: Only available under NIP or government programs

Updated: 16-07-2021


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


Updated: 11-06-2021


heparin sodium

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

AUST R: 49236

Expected supply: 08 Oct 2021

Availability: Available

Updated: 03-08-2021


acetylcysteine

ACETYLCYSTEINE-LINK INJECTION acetylcysteine 2g/10mL concentrated injection ampoule

AUST R: 170803

Expected supply: 19 Jul 2021

Availability: Available

Updated: 20-07-2021


aciclovir

DBL Aciclovir 250mg/10mL Intravenous infusion injection vial

AUST R: 56809

Expected supply: 21 Jul 2021

Availability: Available

Updated: 21-07-2021


acetylcysteine

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

AUST R: 121503

Expected supply: 29 Oct 2021

Availability: Available

Updated: 28-07-2021


activated charcoal

CARBOSORB X activated charcoal 50 g/250 mL suspension bottle

AUST R: 106470

Expected supply: 20 Sep 2021

Availability: Limited Availability

Updated: 13-07-2021


Updated: 14-07-2021


sodium iodide(131I)

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

AUST R: 22808

Expected supply: 18 Oct 2021

Availability: Available

Management action: During the period from 09 September to 01 October 2021, limited supply of the I-131 products will be available to customers. To ensure minimal impact, ANSTO has been in consultation with the nuclear medicine working group to optimise the activity and the size of the product during the period of limited supply (from 09 Sep-01 October).
For the period from 02 Oct to 18 October 2021, I-131 products won't be available for supply from ANSTO. It is estimated that ANSTO won’t be able to supply the Australian Domestic Market with approximately 200,000MBq or about 165 patient doses of Iodine-131 Capsules.

Updated: 23-07-2021


sodium iodide(131I)

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

AUST R: 48267

Expected supply: 18 Oct 2021

Availability: Available

Management action: During the period from 09 September to 01 October 2021, limited supply of the I-131 products will be available to customers. To ensure minimal impact, ANSTO has been in consultation with the nuclear medicine working group to optimise the activity and the size of the product during the period of limited supply (from 09 Sep-01 October).
For the period from 02 Oct to 18 October 2021, I-131 products won't be available for supply from ANSTO. It is estimated that ANSTO won’t be able to supply the Australian Domestic Market with approximately 11,400MBq of Iodine-131 Solution (2000MBq/mL size solution product).

Updated: 23-07-2021


sodium iodide(131I)

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

AUST R: 22807

Expected supply: 18 Oct 2021

Availability: Available

Management action: During the period from 09 September to 01 October 2021, limited supply of the I-131 products will be available to customers. To ensure minimal impact, ANSTO has been in consultation with the nuclear medicine working group to optimise the activity and the size of the product during the period of limited supply (from 09 Sep-01 October).
For the period from 02 Oct to 18 October 2021, I-131 products won't be available for supply from ANSTO. It is estimated that ANSTO won’t be able to supply the Australian Domestic Market with approximately 10,000MBq of Iodine-131 Solution (200MBq/mL size solution product).

Updated: 23-07-2021


ciprofloxacin

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

AUST R: 123041

Expected supply: 20 Aug 2021

Availability: Available

Updated: 30-07-2021



Updated: 03-08-2021


Updated: 03-08-2021


tetracosactide (tetracosactrin)

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

AUST R: 11058

Expected supply: 18 Aug 2021

Availability: Unavailable

Updated: 03-08-2021


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