Drug Availability

HPS Pharmacies wish to give notice that multiple brands of famciclovir 500mg tablets are experiencing a supply interruption as follows:

Famciclovir 500mg
ARTG 172443

Normal supplies of famciclovir 500mg tablets are expected to begin to return in March 2021. This supply interruption primarily affects pack sizes of 30 tablets and 56 tablets; famciclovir 500mg is currently still available in packs of 3 tablets. International brands of famciclovir tablets may be accessed via the Special Access Scheme (SAS), if necessary. Please note that SAS 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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