Click here to read the original notification from Aspen relating to supply issues around Marcain and Xylocaine.

Click here to read update notification relating to Bupivacaine

There may well be alternatives to bupivacaine which will be advised at a later date.

In the meantime there are alternatives to Xylocaine 1% Plain 5 x 20 ml and 2% Plain 5 x 20 ml.

Lidocaine (Lignocaine 1%)

Xylocaine 1% Polyamp Duofit 50 x 5 ml Pharmacode 311219 Price ex-manuafacturer $35.00

Xylocaine 1% Polyamp Duofit 50 x 2 ml Pharmacode 311200 Price ex-manufacturer $57.60

Lidocaine-Claris 1% w/v 20 ml x  5 Pharmacode 2513463 Price ex-manaufacturer $12.00

Lidocaine (Lignocaine 2%)

Xylocaine 2% Polyamp Duofit 50 x 5 ml Pharmacode 311235 Price ex-manuafacturer $23.00

Xylocaine 2% Polyamp Duofit 50 x 2 ml Pharmacode 311227 Price ex-manufacturer $62.40

Lidocaine-Claris 2% w/v 20 ml x  5 Pharmacode 2513471 Price ex-manaufacturer $12.00

ProPharma /PWR have stock available of all of the above at this time.

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