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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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 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: 24-05-2022


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


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 2024

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: 07-03-2022


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 Jul 2022

Availability: Unavailable

Updated: 29-10-2021


sulfamethoxazole

trimethoprim

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

AUST R: 16293

Expected supply: 23 Sep 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: 09-05-2022


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 2022

Availability: Unavailable

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

Updated: 16-12-2021


Updated: 20-12-2021


gentamicin sulfate

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

AUST R: 16339

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: 30-03-2022


Updated: 16-09-2021



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: 31 Jan 2023

Availability: Unavailable

Updated: 20-01-2022


voriconazole

VORCON voriconazole 200 mg powder for injection vial

AUST R: 235933

Expected supply: 31 Dec 2022

Availability: Unavailable

Updated: 04-04-2022


voriconazole

ZOLFEND voriconazole 200 mg powder for injection vial

AUST R: 238265

Expected supply: Unknown

Availability: Available

Updated: 24-02-2021


Updated: 20-05-2022


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


dexamethasone sodium phosphate

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

AUST R: 16374

Expected supply: Unknown

Availability: Unavailable

Management action: An alternate presentation of the same strength is available.

Updated: 06-04-2022


cisatracurium besilate

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

AUST R: 226854

Expected supply: 12 Apr 2022

Availability: Available

Updated: 13-04-2022


Updated: 01-04-2022


ciprofloxacin

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

AUST R: 123042

Expected supply: 13 May 2022

Availability: Available

Updated: 18-05-2022


adrenaline (epinephrine) acid tartrate

lidocaine (lignocaine) hydrochloride

XYLOCAINE 1% WITH ADRENALINE 1:200,000 20mL injection vial

AUST R: 12015

Expected supply: 15 Sep 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: 10-02-2022


adrenaline (epinephrine) acid tartrate

lidocaine (lignocaine) hydrochloride

XYLOCAINE 2% WITH ADRENALINE 1:200,000 20mL injection vial

AUST R: 12021

Expected supply: 15 Sep 2022

Availability: Unavailable

Management action: Unregistered products have been approved for supply under Section 19A to Medsurge Healthcare Pty Ltd (1300 788 261) and Pro Pharmaceuticals Group Pty Ltd (1300 077 674).

Updated: 31-01-2022


vancomycin hydrochloride

VANCOMYCIN ALPHAPHARM 1 g (as hydrochloride) powder for injection vial

AUST R: 153439

Expected supply: 16 Mar 2022

Availability: Available

Updated: 17-03-2022



Ipilimumab

YERVOY ipilimumab (rch) 200mg in 40mL (5mg/mL) concentrate solution for IV infusion vial

AUST R: 174322

Expected supply: 17 Mar 2022

Availability: Available

Updated: 18-03-2022


Updated: 22-12-2021


Ipilimumab

YERVOY ipilimumab (rch) 50mg in 10mL (5mg/mL) concentrate solution for IV infusion vial

AUST R: 174319

Expected supply: 17 Mar 2022

Availability: Available

Updated: 18-03-2022


nivolumab

OPDIVO nivolumab 100 mg in 10 mL (10 mg/mL) concentrated solution for IV infusion vial

AUST R: 231868

Expected supply: 24 Feb 2022

Availability: Available

Updated: 28-02-2022


nivolumab

OPDIVO nivolumab 40 mg in 4 mL (10 mg/mL) concentrated solution for IV infusion vial

AUST R: 231867

Expected supply: 24 May 2022

Availability: Available

Updated: 24-05-2022


rifampicin

RIMYCIN 300 rifampicin 300 mg capsule bottle

AUST R: 48231

Expected supply: 31 Aug 2022

Availability: Limited Availability

Updated: 24-05-2022


Updated: 20-05-2022


phenoxymethylpenicillin potassium

ASPECILLIN VK phenoxymethylpenicillin 250mg (as potassium) tablet bottle

AUST R: 200136

Expected supply: 28 Feb 2022

Availability: Available

Updated: 11-03-2022


phenoxymethylpenicillin potassium

ASPECILLIN VK phenoxymethylpenicillin 500mg (as potassium) tablet bottle

AUST R: 200137

Expected supply: 10 Mar 2022

Availability: Available

Updated: 15-03-2022


calcium folinate

DBL LEUCOVORIN CALCIUM folinic acid 50 mg/5 mL (as calcium folinate) injection USP vial (NF)

AUST R: 42148

Expected supply: 05 Aug 2022

Availability: Unavailable

Updated: 13-04-2022


imipramine hydrochloride

TOFRANIL 25 imipramine hydrochloride 25mg tablet blister pack

AUST R: 60673

Expected supply: 31 Oct 2022

Availability: Unavailable

Management action: An unregistered product has been approved for supply under Section 19A. The approval holder, Pro Pharmaceuticals Group can be contacted on 1300 077 674 for details on supply.

Updated: 18-05-2022


hydrochlorothiazide

quinapril hydrochloride

ACCURETIC 10/12.5 tablet blister pack

AUST R: 81930

Expected supply: 30 Apr 2023

Availability: Unavailable

Updated: 03-05-2022


hydrochlorothiazide

quinapril hydrochloride

ACCURETIC 20/12.5 tablet blister pack

AUST R: 81931

Expected supply: 30 Apr 2023

Availability: Unavailable

Updated: 03-05-2022


rifampicin

RIMYCIN 150 rifampicin 150 mg capsule bottle

AUST R: 48230

Expected supply: 29 Mar 2022

Availability: Available

Updated: 30-03-2022



tretinoin

VESANOID tretinoin 10mg capsules bottle

AUST R: 53160

Expected supply: 19 Apr 2022

Availability: Available

Updated: 19-04-2022


vancomycin hydrochloride

VANCOMYCIN JUNO vancomycin (as hydrochloride) 1 g powder for injection vial

AUST R: 330502

Expected supply: 01 Sep 2022

Availability: Limited Availability

Updated: 24-05-2022


benzylpenicillin sodium

BENPEN benzylpenicillin (as sodium) 3g powder for injection vial

AUST R: 10327

Expected supply: 30 Jun 2022

Availability: Unavailable

Management action: An unregistered product has been approved for supply under Section 19A. The approval holder, Pro Pharmaceuticals Group can be contacted on 1300 077 674 for details on supply.

Updated: 20-05-2022



ciprofloxacin

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

AUST R: 123041

Expected supply: 31 May 2022

Availability: Limited Availability

Updated: 04-05-2022


Rasburicase

FASTURTEC rasburicase (rys) 1.5mg powder for injection vial with diluent

AUST R: 80836

Expected supply: 21 Apr 2022

Availability: Available

Updated: 21-04-2022


heparin sodium

DBL HEPARIN SODIUM (porcine mucous) 5000IU/0.2mL injection BP ampoule

AUST R: 16349

Expected supply: 09 May 2022

Availability: Available

Updated: 11-05-2022


enoxaparin sodium

CLEXANE enoxaparin sodium 60mg/0.6mL injection syringe with automatic safety lock system

AUST R: 221719

Expected supply: 29 Apr 2022

Availability: Available

Updated: 02-05-2022


Updated: 17-05-2022


chlorpromazine hydrochloride

LARGACTIL chlorpromazine hydrochloride 100mg tablet blister pack

AUST R: 51619

Expected supply: 11 May 2022

Availability: Available

Updated: 11-05-2022


benzylpenicillin sodium

BENPEN benzylpenicillin (as sodium) 1.2g powder for injection vial

AUST R: 10326

Expected supply: 30 Jun 2022

Availability: Available

Management action: An unregistered product has been approved for supply under Section 19A. The approval holder, Pro Pharmaceuticals Group can be contacted on 1300 077 674 for details on supply.

Updated: 20-05-2022


daunorubicin

Pfizer (Australia) DAUNORUBICIN (as hydrochloride) 20mg/10mL injection vial

AUST R: 12723

Expected supply: 17 Jun 2022

Availability: Unavailable

Updated: 11-05-2022



amiodarone hydrochloride

CORDARONE X INTRAVENOUS amiodarone hydrochloride 150mg/3mL injection ampoule

AUST R: 15360

Expected supply: 11 May 2022

Availability: Available

Updated: 11-05-2022


acetylcysteine

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

AUST R: 121503

Expected supply: 30 Sep 2022

Availability: Available

Updated: 17-05-2022


Updated: 23-05-2022


amikacin

DBL AMIKACIN 500mg/2mL (as sulfate) injection vial

AUST R: 49945

Expected supply: 04 Nov 2022

Availability: Unavailable

Updated: 23-05-2022


ioversol

OPTIRAY 320 Ioversol 33.9g/50mL injection vial

AUST R: 49422

Expected supply: 31 Dec 2022

Availability: Unavailable

Updated: 24-05-2022


ioversol

OPTIRAY 350 Ioversol 74% w/v 37.05g/50mL injection vial

AUST R: 47996

Expected supply: 31 Dec 2022

Availability: Unavailable

Updated: 24-05-2022


ioversol

OPTIRAY 350 Ioversol 74% w/v 55.575g/75mL injection vial

AUST R: 47997

Expected supply: 31 Dec 2022

Availability: Unavailable

Updated: 24-05-2022


ioversol

OPTIRAY 350 Ioversol 74% w/v 74.1g/100mL injection vial

AUST R: 47998

Expected supply: 31 Dec 2022

Availability: Unavailable

Updated: 24-05-2022


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