HPS Pharmacies wish to give notice that Aspen Pharmacare Australia Pty Ltd is continuing to experience a supply interruption for local anaesthetic products.
Anticipated availability information is available for the following products.
|Marcain 0.25% with Adrenaline 5x20mL||125878||In stock – short dated|
|Marcain 0.5% with Adrenaline 5x20mL||48329||Mid-late April 2023|
|Xylocaine 1% with Adrenaline 5x20mL||12015||In stock – short dated|
|Xylocaine 2% with Adrenaline 5x20mL||12021||In stock – short dated|
|Naropin 0.2% 5x10ml (Sterile Theatre Pack)||52406||Late April / Early May 2023|
|Naropin 0.75% 5x10ml (Sterile Theatre Pack)||52400||Late April / Early May 2023|
|Naropin 0.75% 5x20ml (Sterile Theatre Pack)||52399||Late April / Early May 2023|
|Marcain 0.5% 5x20ml (Sterile Theatre Pack)||48328||Mid April 2023|
|Citanest 0.5% 5x50ml Vial||12079||Early May 2023|
Aspen has now received approval from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) to allow the sterilisation process to be carried out on their products. Distribution of the following Sterile Theatre Packs is expected to resume, as follows:
|Marcain 0.25% with Adrenaline 1:400,000 5x20mL (theatre pack)||125878||Quarter 3, 2023|
|Marcain 0.5% with Adrenaline 1:200,000 5x20mL (theatre pack)||48329||Quarter 3, 2023|
|Xylocaine 2% Adrenaline 1:200,000 5X20mL (theatre pack)||12021||Mid-late June 2023|
|Xylocaine 1% Adrenaline 1:200,000 5X20mL (theatre pack)||12015||Quarter 3, 2023|
|Xylocaine 0.5% Adrenaline 1:200,000 5X20mL (theatre pack)||12008||To be confirmed|
All other Aspen local anaesthetic products are 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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