Currently there is a worldwide shortage of piperacillin+tazobactam , an additional issue to the shortage earlier this year. No further stock will be available until around April 2018 and therefore current holdings require conservation as much as possible.
- Appropriate substitutions – John Hunter Hospital QUM : Pip + Tazobactam QUM Fact Sheet
- HNELHD advice (June 2017) dating from prior shortage period
For further advice, please contact the Hunter New England Local Health District Infectious Diseases or Microbiology Services via 02 49213000.