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Bicillin shortage update from NSW Health

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:

This information is also available online on the Infectious Diseases alerts page HERE.