Drug Availability Update
Further to DrugAlert Vol 575, 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% 5 x 200ml (sterile theatre pack)||12424||End May 2020*|
|Marcain 0.25% 5 x 100mL (sterile theatre pack)||11953||Early June 2020*|
|Marcain 0.5% Spinal Heavy 5 x 4mL (sterile theatre pack)||11941||End June 2020|
|Marcain 0.5% Spinal 5 x 4mL (sterile theatre pack)||21016||Early April 2020|
|Naropin 0.2% 5 x 100mL Polybag (sterile theatre pack)||52396||End May 2020|
|Naropin 0.2% with Fentanyl 200mcg/100mL 5 x 100mL (sterile theatre pack)||72874||End May 2020*|
|Xylocaine® 2% Viscous Solution 200mL||213200||End May 2020*|
|Xylocaine® 1% 50 x 5mL||48357||Mid-April 2020*|
|Xylocaine Pump Spray Nozzle 210mm x 10 (sterile theatre pack)||Early June 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.