Product Availability Alert


HPS Pharmacies wish to advise that Pfizer Australia have given notice of an interruption to supply of:

Bicillin LA® Pre-Filled Syringe
(benzathine benzylpenicillin 900mg/2mL)
ARTG 147169

HPS Pharmacies has sourced a sufficient supply to meet the needs of our clients. Normal supply is expected to resume after 5 April 2014.

Intramuscular Bicillin LA® is indicated for the treatment of infections due to penicillin-sensitive microbes such as:

  • Streptococcal infections (Group A) – mild to moderate upper respiratory tract infections and skin/skin-structure infections
  • Venereal infections – syphilis and other similar rare infections
  • Rheumatic fever and/or chorea – in order to prevent reinfection and as a follow-up prophylactic for rheumatic heart disease and acute glomerulonephritis

Please retain this notice in a prominent position, including in other related business units, as a reminder for all staff members until supply resumes.

Should you require further information regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your pharmacist at HPS Pharmacies, or Pfizer Medical Information on 1800 675 229.

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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