Antihypertensive shortage

An alert has been issued advising health professionals that there are shortages of the antihypertensive verapamil.

In its latest medicine shortages information report the TGA advises that manufacturing issues have resulted in ongoing supply shortages of six different verapamil hydrochloride products.

These include variants of Tarka, Isoptin and Cordilox.

However, a recent shortage of the anti-migraine treatment eletriptan hydrobromide (Relpax) has been resolved, the TGA also announced following