levodopa - medicine shortage information

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Product details Supply Impact Dates Further Details
SINEMET CR 200/50 levodopa/carbidopa 200 mg/50 mg modified release tablet bottle
AUST R: 326195
Active ingredients:
carbidopa monohydrate
levodopa

Dosage form:
Tablet, modified release

Sponsor:
ORGANON PHARMA PTY LTD

Phone:
1800023135

From
15 Jul 2024
to
30 Sep 2024

Shortage status:
Anticipated

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

KINSON levodopa 100 mg with carbidopa (as monohydrate) 25 mg tablet bottle
AUST R: 49481
Active ingredients:
carbidopa monohydrate
levodopa

Dosage form:
Tablet, uncoated

Sponsor:
Alphapharm Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800274276

From
14 Feb 2024
to
26 Mar 2024

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing