Drug Availability

HPS Pharmacies wish to give notice that the following brands of azithromycin vials are experiencing a supply interruption:

Product ARTG Expected Return Date
DBL Azithromycin 500mg Vials 161682 End December 2020
Azithromycin Alphapharm 500mg Vials 191947 To be confirmed

The Azith brand of azithromycin 500mg vials is currently available. Two internationally registered brands of azithromycin vials have also been approved for supply under Section 19A of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989. These products can be sourced if the current supply of Azith is insufficient to meet demands. Please note that Section 19A alternatives are subject to a longer lead time and different pricing as they must be sourced internationally.

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 your pharmacist at HPS Pharmacies.

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