Drug Availability Update

Further to DrugAlert Vol 503, HPS Pharmacies wish to give notice that Aspen Pharmacare Australia Pty Ltd is experiencing a supply interruption for the following local anaesthetic products:

Product ARTG    Current Status
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 Mid-late February 2020
Naropin 0.2% 5 x 100mL Polybag (sterile theatre pack) 52396 Late December 2019
Xylocaine® 2% 50 x 2mL Polyamp DuoFit 48364 Late December 2019
Xylocaine® 1% with adrenaline 1:200,000 5 x 20mL (sterile theatre pack) 12015 Late January 2020
Xylocaine® 2% with adrenaline 1:200,000 5 x 20mL (sterile theatre pack) 12021 Late January 2020
Xylocaine® 1% with adrenaline 1:100,000 10 x 5mL 12017 Early December 2019
Marcain 0.25% with adrenaline 1:400,000 5 x 20mL (sterile theatre pack) 125878 Late-January 2020
Marcain 0.5% with adrenaline 1:200,000 5 x 20mL (sterile theatre pack) 48329 Late-January 2020
Xylocaine Pump Spray Nozzle 210mm x 10 (sterile theatre pack) Early-mid February 2020

All other local anaesthetic products marketed by Aspen are available as normal.

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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