temozolomide - 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
TEMODAL temozolomide 5mg capsule sachet
AUST R: 164210
Active ingredients:
temozolomide

Sponsor:
Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800818553

Deletion from market:
30 Sep 2018

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Reason:
Discontinuation

TEMODAL temozolomide 20mg capsule sachet
AUST R: 164211
Active ingredients:
temozolomide

Sponsor:
Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800818553

Deletion from market:
30 Sep 2018

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Reason:
Discontinuation

TEMIZOLE 100 temozolomide 100 mg capsule bottle
AUST R: 172964
Active ingredients:
temozolomide

Sponsor:
Mylan Health Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800274276

From
10 Feb 2021
to
30 Jun 2021

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Emergency Supply Only

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

TEMOZOLOMIDE ALPHAPHARM temozolomide 20mg capsule bottle
AUST R: 192678
Active ingredients:
temozolomide

Sponsor:
Southern Cross Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
03 9236 2700

Deletion from market:
20 Oct 2020

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Commercial Changes

TEMOZOLOMIDE ALPHAPHARM temozolomide 100 mg capsule bottle
AUST R: 192684
Active ingredients:
temozolomide

Sponsor:
Southern Cross Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
03 9236 2700

Deletion from market:
20 Oct 2020

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Commercial Changes

TEMODAL temozolomide 140 mg capsules sachet
AUST R: 164213
Active ingredients:
temozolomide

Sponsor:
Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800818553

From
22 Feb 2021
to
26 Feb 2021

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

TEMOZOLOMIDE ALPHAPHARM temozolomide 250 mg capsule bottle
AUST R: 192681
Active ingredients:
temozolomide

Sponsor:
Southern Cross Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
03 9236 2700

Deletion from market:
19 Mar 2021

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Commercial Changes