Drug Shortage Report for VARILRIX

Last updated on 2019-05-23 History
Report ID 82771
Drug Identification Number 02241047
Brand name VARILRIX
Common or Proper name Varicella virus vaccine, live, attenuated (Oka-strain)
Company Name GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC
Active Ingredient(s) WATER VARICELLA-ZOSTER VIRUS VACCINE LIVE ATTENUATED
Strength(s) 0.5ML 2000UNIT
Dosage form(s) POWDER FOR SOLUTION
Route of administration SUBCUTANEOUS
Packaging size 10's
ATC code J07BK
ATC description VIRAL VACCINES
Reason for shortage Other (Please describe in comments)
Anticipated start date
Actual start date 2019-04-24
Estimated end date 2019-07-12
Actual end date
Shortage status Actual shortage
Updated date 2019-05-23
Company comments Delay in supply of GSK Diluent (packs of 10s) required for use with vaccine. Alternate supply of GSK Diluent available in packs of 100.
Health Canada comments
Company contact information 1-800-387-7374

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