Drug Availability


HPS Pharmacies wish to give notice that Mundipharma Pty Ltd is currently experiencing an interruption to the supply of Dilaudid® oral liquid as follows:

Dilaudid® Oral Liquid
Hydromorphone 1mg/ml
ARTG 67360

This supply interruption is due to unforeseen manufacturing issues. Normal supplies are expected to resume by 4th September 2017.

Hydromorphone is also available in immediate release tablets in 2mg, 4mg, and 8mg strengths. For patients who require an oral liquid formulation, alternatives include OxyNorm® liquid (oxycodone 1mg/ml), and Ordine® oral solution (morphine hydrochloride 1mg/ml, 2mg/ml, 5mg/ml, and 10mg/ml). Additional references should be consulted before switching to an alternative opioid.

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, or Mundipharma on 1800 188 009.

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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