Drug Availability

 

HPS Pharmacies wish to advise that Sanofi-Aventis and Merck Serono are experiencing an interruption to the supply of clomiphene 50 mg tablets as follows:

Product

ARTG

Expected Return Date

Clomid®

10103

December 31, 2016

Serophene®

56755

Discontinued

 

Clomid® is currently experiencing supply problems due to manufacturing issues and Serophene® is to be discontinued due to ongoing manufacturing and supply issues. Current supplies of Serophene® are expected to be exhausted by June or July, 2016.

There are currently no equivalent oral treatments available in Australia, however the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is working with sponsors to arrange supplies. Alternatively, internationally registered products may be accessed through the Special Access Scheme for individual patients.

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, Sanofi-Aventis Australia on 1800 818 806, or Merck Serono Australia on 1800 633 463.

Information regarding expected dates for supply may vary subject to delays which are out of our control. HPS Pharmacies does not accept responsibility for such changes but will endeavour to keep our clients updated as information is made available from drug manufacturers or wholesalers.

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