Drug Availability

HPS Pharmacies wish to give notice that all suppliers are experiencing a supply interruption for ipratropium 500mcg nebules as follows:

Product ARTG Expected Return Date
Aeron® 500mcg 98648 Late April 2020
APO-Ipratropium 500mcg 151090 TBC
Atrovent® 500mcg 58203 Early April 2020*
Ipratrin® 500mcg 62144 Early April 2020

*Warehouses may still have limited stock in some states

These supply interruptions are due to an unexpected increase in demand. Ipratropium 250mcg nebules are still available in most warehouses. However, supplies are limited and short-term shortages are currently being experienced in Tasmania and Western Australia.

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.

Subscribe Knowledge Centre Updates

Enter your details to receive Knowledge Centre updates