Salbutamol shortage update

7 Dec 2023

It is anticipated that there will be supply shortage of salbutamol inhalation solution 2.5mg/2.5mL (Ventolin Nebules) from November 2023 to August 2024. Salbutamol Cipla 2.5mg/2.5mL brand is also unavailable.

An unregistered product (PMS-SALBUTAMOL salbutamol sulphate inhalation solution, BP 1mg/1mL (2.5mg/2.5mL) (Canada)) has been approved for supply under Section 19A until 1 September 2024. See the website: and search for the active ingredient.

Further updates on availability are available on the TGA website:

This anticipated shortage does not apply to salbutamol inhalation solution 5mg/2.5mL (Ventolin Nebules) or inhalers containing salbutamol.

Read more in the update for health professionals by National Asthma Council Australia Clinical Executive Lead, Debbie Rigby.

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