Product Discontinuation

HPS Pharmacies wish to advise that Pfizer Australia has discontinued Aciclovir Intravenous Infusion as follows:

Aciclovir Intravenous Infusion Ampoules
Aciclovir 250mg/10mL
ARTG 66116

DBL Aciclovir 250mg/10mL Intravenous infusion injection vial may be considered as a substitute. Differences between these two products, as shown in the product information, include:

  • The DBL product is supplied in a glass vial, the Pfizer product in an ampoule;
  • Excipients listed
    • DBL product – Sodium hydroxide, water for injections
    • Pfizer product – Sodium chloride (for isotonicity), water for Injections, sodium hydroxide, and hydrochloric acid.

Storage conditions are the same and each product is preservative-free.

Retain this notice in a prominent position, including in other related business units for one month. Report any problems identified with medicines, vaccines or medical devices to the TGA.

Should you require further information regarding this matter, please contact Pfizer Australia on 1800 675 229 or your pharmacist at HPS Pharmacies.

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