HPS Pharmacies wish to advise that Perrigo Australia is experiencing a supply interruption for Phenobarbital Elixir as follows:

Orion Phenobarbital Elixir
Phenobarbital (Phenobarbitone) 15mg/5ml
ARTG 21187

This supply interruption is due to delays in the receipt of active pharmaceutical ingredient. Perrigo anticipates supplies to return in late January 2023.

If clinically appropriate, phenobarbital tablets could be considered as an alternative. The Don’t Rush to Crush handbook and MIMS Online provide advice on preparing and administering doses using crushed tablets.

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 Perrigo Australia on 1800 805 546 or your pharmacist at HPS Pharmacies.

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