Drug Discontinuation

HPS Pharmacies wish to give notice that Merck Serono Australia are discontinuing Saizen® 3mg powder for injection as follows:

Saizen® 3 Powder for Injection
Somatropin (rmc) 3mg
ARTG 42232

Saizen® 3 powder for injection vial with diluent vial will be discontinued and no longer available from the 16th of July 2019. Alternative preparations that may be considered include Saizen® 6mg/1.03mL solution for injection. This product is presented in glass cartridges for multidose use.

For medicines that are intended for self-administration by subcutaneous injection, patients should receive adequate education on the correct administration procedures specific to the injection device used.

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 Merck Serono on (02) 8977 4100 or your pharmacist at HPS Pharmacies.

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