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DrugAlert provides timely advice direct to your inbox and is based on information from drug manufacturers regarding critical changes to medication access such as the discontinuation, short supply or unavailability, recalls and other important drug-related information. See below to view the most recent volumes of DrugAlert.

Discontinuation of Fresofol® LCT

DrugAlert Volume 617

Drug Discontinuation HPS Pharmacies wish to advise that Fresenius Kabi have announced the discontinuation of Fresofol® LCT formulations globally. Fresofol® MCT/LCT formulations will remain available. A summary of the differences between the two formulations is shown below….

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Availability of Gastrogel®

DrugAlert Volume 616

Drug Availability HPS Pharmacies wish to give notice that Mylan Health is experiencing a supply interruption for Gastrogel Antacid® Oral Suspension as follows: Gastrogel Antacid® Oral Suspension Aluminium Hydroxide + Magnesium Hydroxide + Magnesium Trisilicate 50mg/24mg/24mg/mL…

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Availability of Local Anaesthetic Products

DrugAlert Volume 615

Drug Availability Update Further to DrugAlert Vol 609, HPS Pharmacies wish to give notice that Aspen Pharmacare Australia Pty Ltd is continuing to experience a supply interruption for the following local anaesthetic products: Product ARTG …

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Availability of Vancomycin Alphapharm

DrugAlert Volume 614

Drug Availability HPS Pharmacies wish to give notice that Mylan Australia is experiencing a supply interruption for vancomycin 1g vials as follows: Vancomycin Alphapharm Vials Vancomycin 1g ARTG 153439 Normal supplies of Vancomycin Alphapharm…

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Availability of Symbicort® Rapihaler®

DrugAlert Volume 613

Drug Availability HPS Pharmacies wish to give notice that AstraZeneca are currently experiencing an interruption to the supply of Symbicort® Rapihaler® 100/3 as follows: Symbicort® Rapihaler® 100/3mcg Budesonide + Formoterol Fumarate 100mcg+3mcg/inhalation ARTG 158899 This temporary shortage is…

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Availability of Zoely® Tablets

DrugAlert Volume 612

HPS Pharmacies wish to give notice that Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) are currently experiencing an interruption to the supply of Zoely® tablets as follows: Zoely® Tablets Nomegestrol acetate + estradiol 2.5mg/1.5mg ARTG 168332 This supply…

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February 2020

Availability of Glucose Intravenous Infusion (Feb. 26 2020)

Availability of Ephedrine Hydrochloride (Feb. 26 2020)

Availability of OsmoLax® (Feb. 26 2020)

Availability of Famotidine (Feb. 26 2020)

Availability of BenPen™ (Feb. 21 2020)

Availability of Carbimazole (Feb. 21 2020)

Availability of Calcium Gluconate Gel (Feb. 21 2020)

Availability of Pindolol (Feb. 21 2020)

Availability of Bleomycin Vials (Feb. 21 2020)

Availability of Prazosin (Feb. 20 2020)

Availability of Phenoxymethylpenicillin (Feb. 20 2020)

Availability of Dantrolene (Feb. 20 2020)

Availability of Minipress® (Feb. 20 2020)

Availability of Verapamil Tablets (Feb. 19 2020)

Availability of Carafate® Tablets (Feb. 19 2020)

Availability of Pneumovax® 23 (Feb. 18 2020)

Availability of Span-K® Tablets (Feb. 17 2020)

Availability of Irinotecan (Feb. 17 2020)

Defect correction for Palexia® SR 100mg (Feb. 14 2020)

Availability of Haemorol™ (Feb. 14 2020)

Availability of Primacin® (Feb. 14 2020)

Availability of EpiPen® Jr. (Feb. 14 2020)

Availability of Amoxicillin & Clavulanic Acid Suspension (Feb. 12 2020)

Availability of Emollient Ointment Sterile (Feb. 11 2020)

Availability of Hydroxocobalamin Ampoules (Feb. 11 2020)

Availability of Fleet® Ready-to-Use Enema (Feb. 07 2020)

Availability of Gentamicin Ampoules (Feb. 07 2020)

Availability of Hand Sanitisers (Feb. 07 2020)

Availability of Ciprofloxacin IV (Feb. 07 2020)

Availability of Zyban® SR Tablets (Feb. 06 2020)

Availability of DBL™ Rocuronium Bromide Vials (Feb. 05 2020)

Availability of Gastrogel Antacid® Oral Suspension (Feb. 05 2020)

Availability of Integrilin® (Feb. 05 2020)

Availability of Tamoxifen Tablets (Feb. 04 2020)

Availability of Ferro-Grad C® Tablets (Feb. 04 2020)

Availability of Minims® Phenylephrine Eye Drops (Feb. 04 2020)

Availability of Panadol® Suppositories (Feb. 04 2020)

Discontinuation of Zantac® Effervescent (Feb. 03 2020)

September 2018

December 2017

July 2017

November 2015

Zarontin® 250mg Capsules (Nov. 03 2015)

October 2015

July 2015

June 2015

February 2015

January 2015

Fentanyl Intranasal Spray (Jan. 22 2015)

Hydralazine Availability (Jan. 15 2015)

Recall of Jurnista® (Jan. 15 2015)

December 2014

September 2014

August 2014

May 2014

Propofol Quarantine Update (May. 04 2014)

Recall of Provive (May. 01 2014)

April 2014

March 2014

February 2014

October 2013

September 2013

July 2013

April 2013

January 2013

December 2012

November 2012

Morphine Availability (Nov. 26 2012)

Propranolol Unavailable (Nov. 25 2012)

Carbetocin Availability (Nov. 20 2012)

Timentin Availability (Nov. 20 2012)

September 2012