HPS Pharmacies wish to give notice that Pfizer Australia has discontinued both brands of tinidazole tablets as follows:

Simplotan® Tablets 
Tinidazole 500mg
ARTG 48964

Fasigyn® Tablets 
Tinidazole 500mg
ARTG 48414

Tinidazole is a nitroimidazole antibiotic that is bactericidal against anaerobes and protozoa. It has a similar spectrum of activity to metronidazole, which may be an appropriate alternative in some cases. The Therapeutic Guidelines: Antibiotic can be consulted for additional information on alternative antimicrobials.

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


  1. Rossi S (editor). Australian Medicines Handbook. Adelaide: AMH; 2020.

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