Drug Availability Update


Further to DrugAlert Volume 322, HPS Pharmacies wish to give notice that all suppliers are continuing to experience an interruption to the supply of norfloxacin 400mg tablets. However, supplies of the active pharmaceutical ingredient are now available for compounding norfloxacin capsules.

HPS Pharmacies’ Compounding department, HPS Compounding, is able to manufacture and supply norfloxacin 400mg in capsule form upon receipt of a valid prescription. The compounded product will be manufactured in accordance with complex compounding guidelines for individual patients, and has a shelf-life of six months from the date of manufacture. The capsules will be compounded in packs of 14.

To place an order, please send a valid prescription to HPS Compounding at compounding@hpspharmacies.com.au or via fax on 08 8375 3570.

Normal supplies of norfloxaxin tablets are expected to resume in December 2017.

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.

Information regarding expected dates for supply may vary subject to delays which are out of our control. HPS Pharmacies does not accept responsibility for such changes but will endeavour to keep our clients updated as information is made available from drug manufacturers or wholesalers.

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