HPS Pharmacies wish to advise that Pfizer Australia have given notice of a short-term interruption to the supply of:
Potassium Chloride IV Plastic Steriluer®
10 mmol (0.75g)/10mL injection
This shortage is due to a manufacturing malfunction which is expected to continue until early September 2014.
Alternative brands and doses of potassium chloride injection are available, however they also have limited availability and one is subject to Special Access Scheme restrictions. HPS will continue to endeavour to obtain access to sufficient quantities to meet the regular needs of our clients.
There are no concerns with the quality of potassium injections currently in circulation.
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 Pfizer Australia on 1800 999 543.
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.