Drug Availability

HPS Pharmacies wish to give notice that Sandoz and Sun Pharma are experiencing a supply interruption for pantoprazole vials as follows:

Pantoprazole Sandoz Vials
Pantoprazole sodium 40mg
ARTG 147377

Pantoprazole Sun Vials
Pantoprazole sodium 40mg
ARTG 172172 

This supply interruption is due to manufacturing issues and an unexpected increase in demand. There are no safety concerns with these products. Normal supplies are expected to resume in mid-February for the Sandoz product, and late April for the Sun Pharma product.

Pantoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor. Supplies of alternative injectable proton pump inhibitors are unaffected. Your HPS Pharmacies Clinical Pharmacist can provide advice on other available alternatives.

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, Sandoz on 1800 726 369, or Sun Pharma on 1800 726 299.

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