Medication Supply - Disruption of Piperacillin-Tazobactam Combo Injection Supply

posted Dec 26, 2017, 6:40 PM by Chong Ching Wern   [ updated Dec 26, 2017, 8:29 PM ]
21st December 2017 (Circular No. SP PPUM: 468/2017):

Name of Medication: Piperacillin 4 gm + Tazobactam 0.5 gm
Brand: AurotaZ-P
Form: Injection
Company: Aurobindo, India
Formulary Category: Standard Formulary

Please do note that the purchase of the Piperacillin 4 gm + Tazobactam 0.5 gm Combination Injection through tender can not be done yet due to the delay in receiving its tender award [T/885/7/2017/2020(11)].

Even though our Pharmacy Department has sorted out other means of securing the stocks, but the amount acquired is not sufficient to accommodate the current usage of this medication by the hospital.

As an alternative, doctors are advised to prescribe either:

Ceftazidime Injection + Metronidazole Injection

OR

Cefepime Injection + Metronidazole Injection