Drug Availability


HPS Pharmacies wish to advise that GlaxoSmithKline Australia are currently experiencing an interruption to the supply of:

Hydrozole® Cream
Hydrocortisone 1% / clotrimazole 1%
ARTG 10319

The supply interruption is due to the manufacturer being unable to source the ingredient cetostearyl alcohol, used in the Hydrozole® formulation.

The estimated duration of this interruption is 4-5 months. During this time alternative formulations such as Canesten Plus Clotrimazole and Hydrocortisone Cream® may be used. Alternatively, an equivalent effect may be achieved by combining a clotrimazole cream with a hydrocortisone cream.

Retain this notice in a prominent position, including in other related business units for one month. 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 GlaxoSmithKline Australia on 1800 028 533.

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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