Product Availability

 

HPS Pharmacies wish to advise that Dendy Pharmaceuticals have given notice of supply shortages for the following bowel preparations:

Dendy Bowel Preparations

Product

Colonlytely® Original

Colonlytely® Lemon

Picolax®

Sachet

7g

68.58g

7g

70g

20g

Prepared Volume

100mL

1000mL

100mL

1000mL

250mL

Aust R

30138

29995

54113

 

The international manufacturer expects supplies to return to normal before December 2014. Dendy Pharmaceuticals have retained small quantities of stock to supply emergency client needs, and HPS Pharmacies have been successful in obtaining sufficient Picolax® to meet the regular needs of our clients for several months.

In the interim, similar alternative products may be substituted as follows:

Colonlytely® powder contains polyethylene glycol with electrolytes, an equivalent solution of 3000mL may be prepared from one sachet of Glycoprep® 200g, and Glycoprep-C® may be used in place of Colonlytely® Lemon. Moviprep® is also similar but contains a higher dose of polyethylene glycol. The constituents of Picolax® are very close to those found in PicoPrep®.

Glycoprep® and PicoPrep® have suffered recent stock shortages, which are now resolved.

Please retain this notice in a prominent position, including any 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 do not hesitate to contact your pharmacist at HPS Pharmacies or Dendy Pharmaceuticals on 1800 673 180.

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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