Medication Supply - Disruption of Co-Trimoxazole 480mg Injection Supply

posted Mar 13, 2018, 8:39 PM by Chong Ching Wern   [ updated Mar 13, 2018, 8:59 PM ]
13 March 2018 (Circular No. SP PPUM: 89/2018):
Name of Medication: Co-Trimoxazole 480mg
Form: Injection
Company: Pfizer (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
Formulary Category: Standard Formulary

The manufacturer of Co-Trimoxazole 480mg Injection, Pfizer (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd., is currently facing supply disruptions and the supply is expected to resume by end of May 2018.

The current stock level is at its minimal (about 200 ampoules) and will strictly be used for patients who are unable to tolerate oral therapy.

Doctors can prescribe Co-Trimoxazole 480mg Tablet as an alternative if the use of this medication is required since the oral bio-availability is comparable to the injection.

This supply disruption is beyond UMMC's control and we apologize for any inconveniences caused.
Co-Trimoxazole 480mg Injection