Product Availability


HPS Pharmacies wish to give notice that Aspen Pharmacare Australia Pty Ltd are currently experiencing an interruption to the supply of:

Ovestin® (oestriol)

Form Vaginal Cream Ovula (Vaginal Pessary)
Dose/Strength 0.1% (1mg/g), 15g 0.5mg x 15
Aust R. 14515 35632


These shortages are due to manufacturing issues.

Aspen hope to release a new batch of Ovestin® (oestriol) Cream shortly, but do not expect to restore supplies of Ovestin® (oestriol) Ovula until 2015.

Ovestin® is the only brand of oestriol available in Australia, and remaining supplies are being managed carefully.

HPS Pharmacies are able to offer a compounding service for oestriol cream 0.1%, 15g to meet the needs of clients and patients until normal supplies resume. Compounded oestriol products are not subsidised by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

This notice does not apply to Ovestin® (oestriol) Tablets 1mg, 30 Aust R 14514.

Please retain this notice in a prominent position, including in other related business units as a reminder for all staff members until supply returns to normal.

Report any problems identified with medicines, vaccines or medical devices to the TGA.

Should you require further information regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your pharmacist at HPS Pharmacies, or Aspen Pharmacare Australia on 02 8436 8300.

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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