acarbose - 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
GLUCOBAY acarbose 50mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 43194
Active ingredients:
acarbose

Sponsor:
Bayer Australia Ltd

Phone:
1800008757

Deletion from market:
13 Aug 2020

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

ACARBOSE MYLAN acarbose 100 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 226797
Active ingredients:
acarbose

Sponsor:
Generic Partners Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800274276

From
15 Oct 2020
to
07 May 2021

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

GLUCOBAY acarbose 100mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 43195
Active ingredients:
acarbose

Sponsor:
Bayer Australia Ltd

Phone:
1800 008 757

Deletion from market:
01 May 2021

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Commercial Changes