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Medication Supply- Disruption of Ampicillin-Sulbactam Combo Injection Supply

posted Jan 24, 2018, 8:57 PM by Izam Ezri Mohd Zakaria   [ updated Jan 24, 2018, 9:03 PM by Ho Ai Wui ]
18th January 2018 (Circular No. SP PPUM: 18/2018):
Please be informed that the following product is currently facing supply disruption:
  • Medication: AMPICILLIN 1gram + SULBACTAM 500mg INJECTION
  • Tradename: SULBACIN 
  • Manufactured by: UNICHEM  LTD, INDIA
  • UMMC Formulary Categorisation: STANDARD

Supply is expected to resume by end of February 2018. But until then, doctors are advised to prescribe either:
  1. Amoxicillin + Clavulanate (Co- Amoxiclav) Injection OR
  2. Cefuroxime Injection in combination Metronidazole Injection
as alternative to Sultamicillin (Ampicillin + Sulbactam).

The supply disruption is truly beyond UMMC's control and we apologize for any inconveniences caused.