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Management and communication of medicine shortages and discontinuations in Australia

Guidance for sponsors and other stakeholder bodies

1 May 2019

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Appendix 1: Medicines Watch List

Antimicrobial agents Antidotes/treatments for poisonings
aciclovir IV activated charcoal
amikacin desferrioxamine injection
amphotericin B IV (liposomal) digoxin specific antibodies
ampicillin edetate calcium disodium injection
benzylpenicillin ethanol injection
cefepime folinic acid (calcium folinate) injection
chloramphenicol IV fomepizole
ciprofloxacin IV methylene blue IV
colistin n-acetylcysteine IV
ethambutol pralidoxime
ganciclovir sodium nitrite IV
gentamicin IV sodium thiosulfate IV
isoniazid Emergency/critical care
metronidazole IV adrenaline IV
phenoxymethylpenicillin alteplase
piperacillin/tazobactam amiodarone IV
rifampicin PO/IV calcium gluconate gel
sodium fusidate PO/IV calcium gluconate injection
trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole IV cyproheptadine
vancomycin danaparoid
voriconazole IV dantrolene injection
Anticoagulants desmopressin IV
enoxaparin dexamethasone IV
heparin diazepam IV
warfarin glucagon injection
Vaccines glyceryl trinitrate IV
Any vaccine on the NIP hydralazine IV
ADT vaccine hydrocortisone IV
BCG vaccine isoprenaline
Obstetrics mesna
ergometrine morphine IV
magnesium sulfate IV methoxyflurane
misoprostol metoprolol IV
Antivenoms neostigmine
Brown snake antivenom nimodipine PO/IV
Death adder antivenom noradrenaline
Sea snake antivenom phenytoin IV
Taipan antivenom phosphate IV
Polyvalent snake antivenom prednisolone PO
Stone fish antivenom protamine
Box jellyfish antivenom pyridostigmine
Tiger snake antivenom quinine injection
Red back spider antivenom rasburicase
Black snake antivenom salbutamol IV
Funnel web spider antivenom sodium bicarbonate 100mmol/100ml injection
Schedule 3s sodium polystyrene sulfonate
adrenaline autoinjector suxamethonium
glyceryl trinitrate sublingual terlipressin
naloxone injection tenecteplase
naloxone nasal spray thiamine IV
salbutamol inhaler vasopressin
vitamin K (phytomenadione) IV

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