Drug Availabilty

HPS Pharmacies wish to give notice that Aspen Pharmacare is anticipating a supply interruption for potassium chloride tablets as follows:

Span-K® Slow Release Tablets
Potassium chloride 600mg
ARTG 27978

This supply interruption is due to increased demand following manufacturing issues affecting alternative brands of slow-release potassium chloride tablets. Slow-K® and Duro-K® are currently unavailable and are expected to return to stock by 31st December 2018. Aspen Pharmacare is implementing strategies to minimise supply disruptions, however out of stock situations are anticipated over the next few months. Normal supplies of Span-K® are expected to resume by the fourth quarter of 2018.

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, or Aspen Pharmacare on 1300 659 646.

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