Huge shortages of estradiol patches


alert shortage warning

Transdermal patches from both Novartis and Bayer are experiencing a shortfall, predicted to last until November

While the shortages to the Novartis products have been occurring since November last year due to manufacturing reasons, the TGA has now announced current and anticipated shortages of Bayer’s Climara 25 Transdermal Patches due to “unexpected increase in demand”.

Current shortages apply to the following products:

  • Estalis Continuous 50/140 estradiol 50mcg/day norethisterone acetate 140mcg/day patch sachet, Novartis (From 1 Nov 2016 to 30 Nov 2017)
  • Estalis Continuous 50/250 estradiol 50mcg/day norethisterone acetate 250mcg/day patch sachet, Novartis (From 1 Nov 2016 to 30 Nov 2017)
  • Estalis Sequi 50/140 patches sachet composite pack, Novartis (From 1 Nov 2016 to 30 Nov 2017)
  • Estalis Sequi 50/250 patches sachet composite pack, Novartis (From 1 Nov 2016 to 30 Nov 2017)
  • Estradot 50 estradiol 50 microgram transdermal drug delivery system sachet, Novartis (From
    15 Nov 2016 to 30 Nov 2017)
  • Estradot 37.5 estradiol 37.5 microgram transdermal drug delivery system sachet, Novartis (From 05 Dec 2016 to 30 Nov 2017)
  • Estradot 25 estradiol 25 microgram transdermal drug delivery system sachet, Novartis (From 1 Nov 2016 to 30 Nov 2017)
  • Estradot 75 estradiol 75 microgram transdermal drug delivery system sachet, Novartis (From 1 Nov 2016 to 30 Nov 2017)
  • Estradot 100 estradiol 100 microgram transdermal drug delivery system sachet, Novartis (From 1 Nov 2016 to 30 Nov 2017)
  • Climara 25 estradiol 25 microgram/day transdermal drug delivery system sachet, Bayer Australia (From 5 Jul 2017 to 30 Oct 2017)

Anticipated shortages include:

  • Climara 75 estradiol 75 microgram/day transdermal drug delivery system sachet, Bayer Australia (From 21 Aug 2017 to 30 Oct 2017)

Contact details for further information:

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800 671 203

Bayer Australia Ltd
Phone: 1800 008 757

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