Drug Discontinuation

HPS Pharmacies wish to give notice that Menarini will be discontinuing Edecrin® in Australia as follows:

Edecrin® Tablets
Etacrynic acid 25mg
ARTG 96871

It is anticipated that supplies of Edecrin® will be exhausted between September and December 2021. Menarini recommends that doctors review all patients currently prescribed Edecrin® before supplies run out.

Alternative diuretic options that may be considered include:

  • Another loop diuretic (e.g. furosemide, bumetanide);
  • Thiazide and related diuretics (e.g. hydrochlorothiazide, chlortalidone, indapamide); and
  • An aldosterone antagonist (spironolactone, eplerenone).

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 Menarini on 1800 644 542, or your pharmacist at HPS Pharmacies.

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