ethinylestradiol - 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
NORIMIN-1 28 day tablet blister pack
AUST R: 62136
Active ingredients:
ethinylestradiol
norethisterone

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

From
24 Dec 2019
to
31 Mar 2021

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

NORIMIN 28 day tablet blister pack
AUST R: 62133
Active ingredients:
ethinylestradiol
norethisterone

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

From
26 Mar 2020
to
31 Mar 2021

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

TRIPHASIL ethinylestradiol/levonorgestrel tablet blister pack
AUST R: 10419
Active ingredients:
ethinylestradiol
levonorgestrel

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

From
26 Mar 2020
to
30 Apr 2021

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

BREVINOR 28 DAY tablet blister pack
AUST R: 62132
Active ingredients:
ethinylestradiol
norethisterone

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

From
26 Mar 2020
to
15 Jul 2021

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

BREVINOR-1 28 DAY tablet blister pack
AUST R: 62134
Active ingredients:
ethinylestradiol
norethisterone

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

From
27 Mar 2020
to
30 Apr 2021

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

BRENDA-35 ED tablet blister pack
AUST R: 55128
Active ingredients:
cyproterone acetate
ethinylestradiol

Sponsor:
Alphapharm Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 274 276

Deletion from market:
18 Jun 2020

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Other

TGA Management Actions:
This discontinuation is applicable to 1x28 pack size only. An alternative pack size is available.

TRIFEME ethinylestradiol/levonorgestrel tablet blister pack
AUST R: 40133
Active ingredients:
ethinylestradiol
levonorgestrel

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

From
16 Dec 2020
to
30 Apr 2021

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

NORDETTE levonorgestrel and ethinylestradiol tablet blister pack
AUST R: 215575
Active ingredients:
ethinylestradiol
levonorgestrel

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

From
04 Mar 2021
to
31 May 2021

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

LOETTE ethinylestradiol / levonorgestrel tablet blister pack
AUST R: 296338
Active ingredients:
ethinylestradiol
levonorgestrel

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

From
28 Jan 2021
to
30 Apr 2021

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

LENEST 30 ED levonorgestrel/ ethinylestradiol 150 micrograms/30 micrograms tablet composite pack
AUST R: 233113
Active ingredients:
ethinylestradiol
levonorgestrel

Sponsor:
Alphapharm Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 274 276

From
01 Feb 2021
to
31 May 2021

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Other

MONOFEME levonorgestrel and ethinylestradiol tablet blister pack
AUST R: 215574
Active ingredients:
ethinylestradiol
levonorgestrel

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

From
07 Apr 2021
to
31 May 2021

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Manufacturing

DIANE-35 ED tablet blister pack
AUST R: 33647
Active ingredients:
cyproterone acetate
ethinylestradiol

Sponsor:
Bayer Australia Ltd

Phone:
1800 008 757

From
01 Apr 2021
to
15 May 2021

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

JULIET-35 ED tablet blister pack
AUST R: 75554
Active ingredients:
cyproterone acetate
ethinylestradiol

Sponsor:
Bayer Australia Ltd

Phone:
1800008757

From
01 Apr 2021
to
15 May 2021

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing