Product Availability


HPS Pharmacies wish to give notice of a short term interruption to the supply of:

Synacthen® (tetracosactrin)
0.25mg/1mL injection 
ARTG 11058

This shortage is due to unexpected manufacturing issues.

Novartis Pharmaceuticals have obtained an alternative supplier, and have applied to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) for a temporary licence to distribute this product throughout Australia.

This notice does not apply to Synacthen® Depot (tetracosactrin zinc complex) 1mg/1m L injection, ARTG 11060, and there are no concerns with the quality of Synacthen® 0.25mg/1mL injection 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 Novartis Pharmaceuticals on 02 9805 3690.

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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