alendronate sodium - 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
ALENDRONATE PLUS D3 SANDOZ 70 mg/70 microgram alendronate (as sodium) and colecalciferol 70 mg/70 microgram (2800 IU) tablet blister pack
AUST R: 206929
Active ingredients:
alendronate sodium
colecalciferol

Sponsor:
Dr Reddys Laboratories Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
0427 306 107

From
02 Aug 2020
to
31 May 2021

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

Alendronate Plus D3 70 mg/140 ug APOTEX alendronic acid (as sodium) 70 mg and colecalciferol 140 microgram tablet blister pack
AUST R: 220369
Active ingredients:
alendronate sodium
colecalciferol

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800195055

From
26 Mar 2021
to
16 Jul 2021

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Other

Alendronate Plus D3 70 mg/70 ug APOTEX alendronic acid (as sodium) 70 mg and colecalciferol 70 microgram tablet blister pack
AUST R: 220366
Active ingredients:
alendronate sodium
colecalciferol

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800195055

From
26 Mar 2021
to
09 Jul 2021

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Other