National Penicillin Shortage
Penicillin is a type of medicine that fights infections (also called an antibiotic). Right now, there is a national shortage of penicillin. This shortage may affect you if you take penicillin to help prevent infections. People who take penicillin to prevent infections include:
- People with sickle cell disease
- People whose spleen was removed
If your pharmacy can’t fill your prescription for penicillin, call your doctor at IHTC right away. They can prescribe another antibiotic that will help prevent infections until you can get penicillin again. It is very important that you take another antibiotic if penicillin is not available.
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