Drug Availability Update

Further to DrugAlert Vol 530, 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
Xylocaine® 2% with adrenaline 1:80,000 10 x 5mL 54520 Early March 2020
Marcain® 0.125% with Fentanyl 100mcg 5 x 20ml (sterile theatre pack) 123384 Early May 2020
Marcain® 0.5% Spinal Heavy 5 x 4mL (sterile theatre pack) 125878 Early June 2020*
Marcain® 0.5% Spinal 5 x 4mL (sterile theatre pack) 21016 Mid-April 2020
Naropin® 0.2% 5 x 100mL Polybag (sterile theatre pack) 12013 End April 2020*
Xylocaine® Pump Spray Nozzle 210mm x 10 (sterile theatre pack) 48364 End April 2020

*Wholesalers in some states currently have limited stock

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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