glimepiride - 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
DIAPRIDE 1 glimepiride 1mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 107344
Active ingredients:
glimepiride

Sponsor:
Arrow Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 927 769

Deletion from market:
30 May 2021

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Commercial Changes

DIAPRIDE 3 glimepiride 3mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 107346
Active ingredients:
glimepiride

Sponsor:
Arrow Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 927 769

Deletion from market:
30 Jun 2021

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Commercial Changes

GLIMEPIRIDE SANDOZ glimepiride 1mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 121781
Active ingredients:
glimepiride

Sponsor:
Sandoz Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 726 369

From
12 Jul 2020
to
31 May 2021

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Other

GLIMEPIRIDE SANDOZ glimepiride 2 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 121786
Active ingredients:
glimepiride

Sponsor:
Sandoz Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800726369

From
17 Jul 2020
to
31 May 2021

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Other

GLIMEPIRIDE SANDOZ glimepiride 4 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 121790
Active ingredients:
glimepiride

Sponsor:
Sandoz Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 726 369

From
07 Jan 2021
to
23 Apr 2021

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Other

AMARYL glimepiride 2mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 57189
Active ingredients:
glimepiride

Sponsor:
Sanofi-Aventis Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800818806

From
12 Apr 2021
to
07 May 2021

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand