Drug Discontinuation


HPS Pharmacies wish to advise that Pfizer Australia has given notice of the discontinuation of:

Arthrotec®50 Tablets
Diclofenac 50mg/Misoprostol 200μg
ARTG 171033

Arthrotec® 50 contains the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), diclofenac, and the mucosal cytoprotective agent, misoprostol. Misoprostol is still available as a single agent in the product Cytotec® and may be administered with diclofenac or an alternative NSAID.

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 Pfizer Australia on (02) 9850 3333.

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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