Drug Availability

 

HPS Pharmacies wish to give notice that supplies of the following antibiotics are experiencing an interruption:

Medication

Brand Name

Strength

ARTG

Expected Return Date

Fluconazole

Diflucan®

100mg/50ml

47461

Unkown

200mg/100ml

47462

Late December 2016

Fluconazole Sandoz

100mg/50ml

104301

Early January 2017

200mg/100ml

104302

400mg/200ml

104304

Vancomycin

DBL™ Vancomycin

500mg

62603

February 2017

1g

62595

10 February 2017

Vancocin®

500mg

14658

Discontinued

1g

41609

Vancomycin Alphapham

500mg

153438

16 December 2016

1g

153439

January 2017

Vancomycin Sandoz™

500mg

100021

Unknown

1g

100011

Aciclovir

DBL Aciclovir

250mg/10ml

56809

16 December 2016

500mg/20ml

56810

Metronidazole

Pfizer Metronidazole

500mg/100ml

225440

20 December 2016

Metronidazole Sandoz

500mg/100ml

118335

Unknown

 

While wholesaler stocks are exhausted, HPS Pharmacies are still able to source a limited supply for the benefit of our clients. In addition, supplies of internationally registered products may also be accessed. However, the turnaround time may be prolonged over the Christmas period. Access will be under the Special Access Scheme for immediate supply to seriously ill patients, pending completion and return of the Category A SAS form by the medical practitioner. Non urgent supplies require completion of a Category B form, and approval by the TGA prior to use.

Retain this notice in a prominent position, including in other related business units for one month. 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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