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Antibiotics shortage 2022 to 2023 collection

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About the antibiotics shortage 2022-2023

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is aware of current shortages of some antibiotics in Australia, including amoxicillin, cefalexin and metronidazole. We recognise the importance of antibiotics in treating patients and are facilitating supply of alternative medicines as a priority.

Most of the shortages are caused by manufacturing issues or an unexpected increase in demand.

We publish up-to-date information on these shortages, including predicted return to supply dates, in our medicine shortage reports database. You can sort the database by clicking on 'Therapeutic class' and scrolling down to 'General anti-infectives for systemic use' to see the list of antibiotics currently in shortage.

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