Safety Precaution


HPS Pharmacies wish to advise that midazolam 5mg/5mL ampoules are currently experiencing a supply interruption as follows:



Expected Return Date

Pfizer Midazolam 5mg/5mL


Early March 2018

Hypnovel 5mg/5mL


Early April 2018


During this period of supply interruption, wards may be utilising other formulations of midazolam. This increases the risk of dose miscalculation due to the different strengths and ampoule volumes of alternative midazolam products.

In order to avoid dosing errors, it is requested that all staff exercise additional diligence when prescribing, supplying, and administering midazolam ampoules.

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 your pharmacist at HPS Pharmacies.

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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