Drug Availability Update

Further to DrugAlert Volume 516, HPS Pharmacies wish to give notice that Pfizer are experiencing a supply interruption for gentamicin ampoules as follows:

DBL™ Gentamicin Injection
Gentamicin (as sulfate) 10mg/1mL
ARTG 16339

Pfizer Gentamicin Injection BP
Gentamicin (as sulfate) 80mg/2mL
ARTG 11376

Normal supplies of DBL™ Gentamicin Injection 10mg/1mL are expected to resume in late June 2020. Pfizer Gentamicin Injection BP 80mg/mL is currently available in packs of 50 only; packs of 10 ampoules are expected to return in late April 2020.

Pfizer has also issued notice of an anticipated supply interruption for the 80mg/2mL ampoules. This product is expected to be out of stock from late May 2020 until late April 2021.

Retain this notice in a prominent position, including in other related business units until supplies return to normal. Report any problems identified with medicines, vaccines or medical devices to the TGA.

Should you require further information regarding this matter, please contact Pfizer on 1800 675 229 or your pharmacist at HPS Pharmacies.

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