Drug Availability

HPS Pharmacies wish to give notice that there is a supply interruption for phenoxymethylpenicillin as follows:

Product ARTG    Current Status
Cilicaine VK 250mg capsules 55675 Late February 2020
Cilicaine VK 500mg capsules 55676 Late February 2020
Aspecillin VK 250mg tablets 200136 Early April 2020
Aspecillin VK 500mg tablets 200137 Early April 2020
LPV® 250mg capsules 66510 Early April 2020
LPV® 500mg capsules 66511 End February 2020

An internationally registered brand of phenoxymethylpenicillin 250mg and 500mg tablets are available under Section 19A of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989. Please note that Section 19A alternatives are subject to a longer lead time and different pricing as they must be sourced internationally.

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.

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