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Discontinued Medication - Oxytetracycline 500mg/10mL Injection (Oxylim)

posted Jan 2, 2019, 8:19 PM by Muhammad Fikree Ahmad   [ updated Jan 2, 2019, 8:24 PM by Ho Ai Wui ]
3 January 2019 (Circular No. SP PPUM: 533/2018):

Name of Medication: Oxytetracycline 500mg/10mL
Brand: Oxylim
Form: Injection

The manufacturing company has decided to cease the production of this medication.

However, doctors can prescribe alternatives to this medication, Talc Powder or Bleomycin Injectionwhich are of Standard Formulary items, for the procedure of chemical pleurodesis.