Metformin shortage update


Additional brands of extended release tablets have been added to the shortage list, while others are now more readily available

Following the TGA’s metformin shortage alert in mid-June, some brands have now had a change in availability.

The TGA is advising that the following products are now classified as having ‘limited availability’:

  • Diabex XR 500 metformin hydrochloride 500 mg extended release tablet blister pack
  • Chemmart Metformin XR 500 metformin hydrochloride 500 mg modified release tablet blister pack (ARTG 197405)
  • Terry White Chemists Metformin XR 500 metformin hydrochloride 500 mg modified release tablet blister pack (ARTG 197406)

The ‘Affected products’ table below has been updated to reflect the current status of the shortages:

metformin-tablet

Source: TGA website

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