The Vitacillinis an ointment indicated as an aid in the treatment of superficial skin wounds such as scrapes, burns, folliculitis, ulcers, furunculosis, eczema and accidental or surgical cuts.
The ointment is recognized by Mexicans thanks to its commercials, its unique song and its price. However, since the Covid-19 pandemic began, we began to realize its shortage in pharmacies and self-service storesas well as the disappearance of ads.
On social networks, users accuse shortages and many others assert that Vitacilin —owned by the International Trade Company SAPI de CV— will no longer be found neither at home nor in the workshop nor in the officeSo it’s discontinued.
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To date, the medical establishments that have reported shortages since the beginning of the year are multipharmacies, Savings Pharmacies, Guadalajara Pharmacies, Benavides Pharmacies Y Saint Paul Pharmacies.
Although there is still no official statement on whether or not the ointment is discontinued, the National Association of Pharmacies of Mexico (Anafarmex) He has declared that his production was reduced, although he does not know the reason either.
Given the shortage of Vitacilina in Mexico, the web platforms that have the ointment in stock have raised their prices. For example in Free marketis offered from 345 to 1,500 Mexican pesos.
As if it were an essential medicine, the consumers They have used the social networks ointment. However, their hopes are gradually fading, since they have not received a response back and the last publication in Facebook of the ointment was made on April 8, 2020.
Vitacilin is—or was— an ointment with more than 70 years in the market. Although we still don’t know exactly what’s going on with her, we do know that with clues to her absence, she could disappear at any moment. Is it time to say goodbye?
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