Product Availability Alert


HPS Pharmacies wish to advise that Aspen Pharmacare have given notice of an interruption to supply of:

Timentin® Powder for Injection
(ticarcillin 3g and clavulanic acid 0.1g)
ARTG 11165

While Aspen Pharmacare’s stocks are exhausted, HPS Pharmacies still hold a limited supply for the benefit of our clients. A new shipment is expected during April 2014.

Therapeutic Guidelines: Antibiotic advises that piperacillin is the only other penicillin with activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa; combining piperacillin with tazobactam provides a similar extension to the activity spectrum.

Antimicrobial stewardship promotes the use of narrow spectrum antibiotics to prevent the development of resistance, and prescribers are recommended to select alternative antibiotics recommended by the Therapeutic Guidelines: Antibiotic.

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

Should you require further information regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your pharmacist at HPS Pharmacies, or Aspen Customer Support on 1300 659 646.

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.


  1. Antibiotic Expert Group. Therapeutic guidelines: Antibiotic. Version 14. Melbourne: Therapeutic Guidelines Limited; 2010.

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