TGA reported a supply disruption for the benzathine benzylpenicillin shortage which is expected to improve by late February 2024.
Please see the attached document for the full updates, but as previously mentioned:
- Prioritise the use of this product for Rheumatic Heart Disease / Acute Rheumatic Fever, Syphilis & consider alternative agents for other indications.
- Please continue to use existing pathways to access the benzathine benzylpenicillin.
In addition, if unable to access benzathine benzylpenicillin, please reach out to:
- NSW Rheumatic Heart Disease Program on (02) 9391 9195 or NSWH-RHD@health.nsw.gov.au for ARF and RHD,
- NSW Sexual Health Infolink on 1800 451 624 or your local sexual health clinic https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/sexualhealth/Pages/sexual-health-clinics.aspx for Syphilis
This information is also available online on the Infectious Diseases alerts page HERE.