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Carbimazole ARISTO 5mg available from 20 November 2013

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Update on supply of alternative product for Neo-Mercazole (carbimazole)

14 November 2013

Link Healthcare has informed the TGA that it will be supplying Carbimazole ARISTO 5mg to pharmacies from 20 November 2013. This product has been authorised for supply by the Therapeutic Goods Administration as a replacement for Neo-Mercazole.

This product is available through normal prescribing practice and does not require the use of the Special Access Scheme. Therefore there will be no need to submit SAS Category B applications for its supply.

Patients can take their prescription to their pharmacy as normal from 20 November 2013.

Background

There is a global shortage of Neo-Mercazole (carbimazole), which is often prescribed to people with an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism).