Drug Availability

HPS Pharmacies wish to give notice that Seqirus is experiencing a supply interruption for BenPen as follows:

BenPen Vials
Benzylpenicillin (as sodium) 1.2g
ARTG 10326

Supplies of BenPen 1.2g vials are currently limited due to a global supply disruption.  Normal supplies are expected to resume by December 2019. While wholesaler stocks of BenPen 1.2g vials are restricted, HPS Pharmacies has access to a limited supply for the benefit of our clients.

It is anticipated that supplies of BenPen 600mg and BenPen 3g vials will also experience some supply issues in the coming months. However, these products are currently available and may be considered as a substitute where appropriate. If a suitable presentation of benzylpenicillin is not available, an Infectious Disease specialist should be consulted for advice.

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 Seqirus on (03) 9389 2000, or your pharmacist at HPS Pharmacies.

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