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Medication Brand Change: Influenza Vaccine

posted Jun 11, 2019, 11:30 PM by Muhammad Fikree Ahmad   [ updated Jun 11, 2019, 11:40 PM ]

4 June 2019 (Circular No. SP PPUM: 241/2019)

Please be informed that Pharmacy Department has replaced the brand for the Influenza vaccine from FluQuadri to Vaxigrip Tetra.
 

Product Name

:

Vaxigrip Tetra

Active Ingredient

:

Influenza Vaccine Type A & B (Inactivated)

Dosage Form

:

Injection

Registration No.

:

MAL18086125ARZ

Holder

:

Sanofi-Aventis (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.

Manufacturer

:

Sanofi Pasteur

Formulary Category

:

Special

Prescriber

:

Respiratory Medicine Specialists



Difference between FluQuadri and Vaxigrip Tetra:

Influenza Vaccine

FluQuadri

Vaxigrip Tetra

Manufacturing Country

France 

USA

Formulation

Syringe with needle

Syringe without needle

Population

> 3 years 

> 6 months

Medication Brand Change: Paroxetine

posted Jun 11, 2019, 8:32 PM by Muhammad Fikree Ahmad   [ updated Jun 11, 2019, 8:32 PM ]

4 June 2019 (Circular No. SP PPUM: 240/2019)

Please be informed that Pharmacy Department has replaced Paroxetine 25mg M/R Tablet (Seroxat CR) to Paroxetine 20mg Tablet (Apo-Paroxetine).
 

Product Name

:

Apo-Paroxetine

Active Ingredient

:

Paroxetine

Strength

:

20mg

Dosage Form

:

Tablet

Registration No.

:

MAL06091376AZ

Holder

:

Pharmaforte (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.

Manufacturer

:

Apotex Inc.

Formulary Category

:

Special

Prescriber

:

Psychiatrist

Medication Brand Change: Flunarizine

posted Jun 10, 2019, 11:10 PM by Muhammad Fikree Ahmad   [ updated Jun 10, 2019, 11:10 PM ]

4 June 2019 (Circular No. SP PPUM: 242/2019)

Please be informed that Pharmacy Department has replaced Flunarizine 5mg Capsule (Sibelium) to Flunarizine 10mg Tablet (Forknow).
 

Product Name

:

Forknow

Active Ingredient

:

Flunarizine

Strength

:

10mg

Dosage Form

:

Tablet

Registration No.

:

MAL19940149AZ

Holder

:

Y.S.P. Industries (M) Sdn. Bhd.

Manufacturer

:

Y.S.P. Industries (M) Sdn. Bhd.

Formulary Category

:

Special

New Medication: Yellow Fever Vaccine Injection

posted Jun 10, 2019, 7:59 PM by Muhammad Fikree Ahmad   [ updated Jun 10, 2019, 7:59 PM ]

4 June 2019 (Circular No. SP PPUM: 239/2019)

Based on the outcome of Drug and Therapeutics Subcommittee Meeting (No. 1/2019), the following medication has been accepted to be in UMMC Formulary.

Product Name

:

Stamaril

Active Ingredient

:

Yellow Fever Vaccine (Live, Attenuated)

Dosage Form

:

Injection

Registration No.

:

MAL19930410ARZ

Holder

:

Sanofi-Aventis (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.

Manufacturer

:

Sanofi Pasteur

Prescriber

:

Staff Health Team

Formulary Category

:

Special

Restrictions

:

Non-claimable

New Medication: Aripiprazole 400mg Prolonged-Release Injection

posted Jun 10, 2019, 7:38 PM by Muhammad Fikree Ahmad   [ updated Jun 10, 2019, 7:42 PM ]

4 June 2019 (Circular No. SP PPUM: 238/2019)

Based on the outcome of Drug and Therapeutics Subcommittee Meeting (No. 1/2019), the following medication has been accepted to be in UMMC Formulary.

Product Name

:

Abilify Maintena

Active Ingredient

:

Aripiprazole Monohydrate

Strength

:

400mg

Dosage Form

:

Prolonged-Release Injection

Registration No.

:

MAL18026186AZ

Holder

:

Lundbeck Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.

Manufacturer

:

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Prescriber

:

Psychiatrist

Formulary Category

:

Special

Restrictions

:

For maintenance treatment of schizophrenia in adults

Medication Supply Discontinuation

posted Jun 10, 2019, 7:20 PM by Muhammad Fikree Ahmad   [ updated Jun 10, 2019, 7:20 PM ]

4 June 2019 (Circular No. SP PPUM: 237/2019)

The following medication has been discontinued in UMMC:

Product Name

:

Becolim 100

Active Ingredient

:

Vitamin B1 B2 B6, Nicotinamide, D-Panthenol

Dosage Form

:

Injection

Registration No.

:

MAL19910234X

Holder

:

Atlantic Laboratories (M) Sdn. Bhd.

Reason for Discontinuation

:

Production ceases due to failure for product registration renewal and removal of the product from the APPL 2017-2019 list.


Expiry Date Caution: Enoxaparin 40mg and 60mg Injection

posted Jun 10, 2019, 7:06 PM by Muhammad Fikree Ahmad   [ updated Jun 10, 2019, 7:07 PM ]

4 June 2019 (Circular No. SP PPUM: 243/2019)

Product Name

:

Clexane

Active Ingredient

:

Enoxaparin

Strength

:

4,000IU (40mg) & 6,000IU (60mg)

Dosage Form

:

Injection

Registration No.

:

MAL19950379AZ

MAL19973597AZ

Holder

:

Sanofi-Aventis (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.

Manufacturer

:

Sanofi Winthrop Industrie

Formulary Category

:

Special


Please be informed on the different expiry dates displayed on both packaging box and pre-filled syringe of this medication. Therefore, all staffs are advised to abide with the expiry date displayed on the packaging box which corresponds to 24 months from the date of manufacture.

Figure 1: Expiry date on the packaging box which corresponds to 24 months from the date of manufacture.

Figure 2: Expiry date on the pre-filled syringe which corresponds to 36 months from the date of manufacture. DO NOT FOLLOW THIS DATE.



Medication Supply Disruption

posted Jun 3, 2019, 9:08 PM by Muhammad Fikree Ahmad   [ updated Jun 3, 2019, 9:11 PM ]

4 June 2019 (Circular No. SP PPUM: 236/2019)

The following medication will be facing supply disruption:

Product Name

:

Diamox

Active Ingredient

:

Acetazolamide

Strength

:

500MG

Dosage Form

:

Injection

Registration No.

:

MAL10110124AZ

Holder

:

Zulat Pharmacy Sdn. Bhd.

Manufacturer

:

Bag Health Care GMBH (BAG PHARMA)

Cause

:

Production issues by the company

Estimated Stock Recovery

:

June 2019

Product Recall: Losartan 50mg & 100mg Tablets

posted Mar 21, 2019, 12:02 AM by Muhammad Fikree Ahmad   [ updated Mar 21, 2019, 12:06 AM ]

20th March 2019 (Circular NO. SP PPUM:   122/2019): 


Product Name                   :                Tozaar 50mg Tablet

Active Ingredient             :                Losartan Potassium 50mg

Dosage Form                      :                Tablet 

Manufacturer                     :                Laboratories Torrent (M) Sdn. Bhd.

Formulary Category       :                Standard Formulary

Registration No.               :                MAL10110006AZ


BATCH NO.

MANUFACTURING

DATE

EXPIRY

DATE

 

BCD8C002

10/2016

09/2019

BCD8C003

10/2016

09/2019

BCD8C004

10/2016

09/2019

BCD8D001

11/2017

10/2020

BCD8D002

11/2017

10/2020

BCD8D003

11/2017

10/2020

BCD8E001

01/2018

12/2020

BCD8E002

07/2018

06/2021


Please be informed that Laboratories Torrent (M) Sdn. Bhd., the distributor of this product, has been given notice of product recall due to the adulterated active ingredient. The use of this product should be stopped immediately.

Therefore, all clinical areas keeping the stocks for this product are required to do prompt checking on the batch number of the current stocks. Kindly segregate the affected stocks according to the batch number and send to Inpatient Pharmacy for exchange of stocks.




21st March 2019 (Circular NO. SP PPUM:   123/2019): 












Product Name                   :                Losagen 100mg Tablet

Active Ingredient             :                Losartan Potassium 100mg

Dosage Form                      :                Tablet 

Manufacturer                     :                Unimed Sdn. Bhd.

Formulary Category       :                Standard Formulary

Registration No.               :                MAL17075010AZ


  BATCH NO.

EXPIRY DATE

 

LOP18034A

 

12/2019

 

LOP18034D

 

12/2019

 

LOP18108

 

03/2020


Please be informed that Unimed Sdn. Bhd., the distributor of this product, has been given notice of product recall due to the adulterated active ingredient. The use of this product should be stopped immediately.

Therefore, all clinical areas keeping the stocks for this product are required to do prompt checking on the batch number of the current stocks. Kindly segregate the affected stocks according to the batch number and send to Inpatient Pharmacy for exchange of stocks.

Medication Supply Discontinuation

posted Feb 24, 2019, 11:52 PM by Muhammad Fikree Ahmad   [ updated Feb 25, 2019, 7:39 PM ]

25 February 2019 (Circular No. SP PPUM: 74/2019):

The supply for the following medications has been discontinued in UMMC:


No.


Name of Medication


Cause/Action by Pharmacy


Alternative Medication

 

1)

 

 

 

 

 






 

2)

 

Minims Phenylephrine HCI 10% w/v

 

 

 

 

 






Minims Tetracaine (Amethocaine) HCI 1% w/v

  • Production is stopped as the company fails to renew the registration of medicines with the Ministry of Health Malaysia






  • Production is stopped as the company fails to renew the registration of medicines with the Ministry of Health Malaysia
  • Atropine 1% eye drops (with presentative)
  • Cyclopentolate 1% eye drops (with presentative)
  • Tropicamide 1% eye drops (with presentative)

  • Proparacaine 0.5% eye drops (with presentative)

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