levodopa - medicine shortage information

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Product details Supply Impact Dates Further Details
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
18 Mar 2024

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Manufacturing

Management action:
Other brands are available.

LECTEVA levodopa/carbidopa/entacapone 100 mg/25 mg/200 mg tablet bottle
AUST R: 238862
Active ingredients:
carbidopa monohydrate
entacapone
levodopa

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Teva Pharma Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 288 382

From
15 Nov 2023
to
19 Dec 2023

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

LECTEVA levodopa/carbidopa/entacapone 150 mg/37.5 mg/200 mg tablet bottle
AUST R: 238864
Active ingredients:
carbidopa monohydrate
entacapone
levodopa

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Teva Pharma Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 288 382

From
28 Sep 2023
to
19 Dec 2023

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing