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.

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