Product Availability


HPS Pharmacies wish to give notice of intermittent interruptions to the supply of:

Chloramphenicol Ophthalmic Ointment

Presentation 10mg/g eye ointment tube, 4g
Brand Name Chloromycetin® Chlorsig®
Sponsor Pfizer Australia Aspen Pharmacare Australia
Aust R. 56589 19662


The interruption to supply of Chloromycetin® Eye Ointment is due to ongoing shortages of an active ingredient. This interruption is not expected to fully resolve prior to September 2015, despite batches being intermittently released. The unexpected increase in demand for Chlorsig® Eye Ointment has resulted in a shortage which is expected to resolve by 23rd December 2014.

This notice does not apply to the chloramphenicol ophthalmic drops.

Retain this notice in a prominent position, including in other related business units until normal supply resumes. 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 Pfizer Australia on (02) 9850 3333, or Aspen Pharmacare Australia on 1300 659 646.

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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