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Shortage of Lumin (Mianserin hydrochloride)

28 August 2019

28 August 2019 | Shortage of Lumin (Mianserin hydrochloride)

Lumin 10 Mianserin hydrochloride 10mg tablet blister pack (AUST R: 55272) and Lumin 20 Mianserin hydrochloride 20mg tablet blister pack (AUST R: 55273) are currently unavailable in Australia.

The Therapeutic Goods Authority (TGA) have approved supply of an unregistered product under section 19A. 
The following commercial medication suppliers have been able to arrange limited supplies of alternative products on a temporary basis:

  • Medsurge – Mianserin 10mg film coated tablets (UK) – see Medsurge advisory letter [PDF; 180 KB] for further information about the approved product.

This product is not registered in Australia and supply is authorised under an approval granted by the TGA under Section 19A of the Therapeutic Goods Act (1989) until 29 February 2020 for the following indication:

For the treatment of major depression.

Further information can be obtained from Medsurge – 1300 788 261 or email

For more information and to subscribe to updates, see the TGA’s Medicine Shortages Information Initiative.

For patients taking Lumin, speak to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about your medication.

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