Alternative products to address the Brevinor and Norimin shortages
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has granted approval for the importation and supply two alternative products as a substitute for oral contraceptive pills containing the combination ethinylestradiol and norethisterone, which are in short supply.
Under section 19A of theTherapeutic Goods Act 1989,the two newly approved products are:
· Necon 0.5/35 - norethisterone 0.5 mg and ethinylestradiol 35 micrograms
· Pirmella 1/35 - norethisterone 1 mg and ethinylestradiol 35 micrograms.
More information is available from the TGA websitehere.