Medicines update

Eye treatment shortage resolved

An alternative ophthalmic (eye) treatment is now available to address shortages resulting from the recall of Zovirax late last year.

AciVision 30 mg/g Aciclovir ointment has been granted TGA authorisation to be supplied temporarily in lieu of Zovirax Opthalmic ointment (3% aciclovir) for the treatment of keratitis of the eye caused by herpes simplex virus.