Drug Availability Update
Further to DrugAlert Vol 523, HPS Pharmacies wish to give notice that Aspen Pharmacare Australia Pty Ltd is continuing to experience a supply interruption for the following local anaesthetic products:
|Product||ARTG||Expected Return Date|
|Marcain® 0.125% Epidural Infusion 5 x 200ml Polybag (sterile theatre pack)||48374||Late December 2019|
|Marcain® 0.125% with Fentanyl 100mcg 5 x 20ml (sterile theatre pack)||123384||Late February 2020|
|Marcain® 0.25% with Adrenaline 1:400,000 5 x 20mL (sterile theatre pack)||125878||Late-January 2020|
|Marcain® Spinal Liquid 5mg/mL 5 x 4mL (Sterile Theatre Pack)||21016||Late March 2020|
|Xylocaine® 1% 50 x 2mL Polyamp DuoFit||12013||Mid-January 2020|
|Xylocaine® 2% 50 x 2mL Polyamp DuoFit||48364||Mid-January 2020|
|Naropin 0.2% with Fentanyl 200mcg 5 x 100mL Polybag (sterile theatre pack)||72874||Mid-January 2020|
|Naropin 0.2% 5 x 100mL Polybag (sterile theatre pack)||52396||Mid-January 2020|
|Xylocaine Pump Spray Nozzle 210mm x 10 (sterile theatre pack)||Mid-February 2020|
All other local anaesthetic products marketed by Aspen are currently available.
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 Aspen Pharmacare Australia on 1300 659 646.