Medicines Supply Issues

Medicines Supply Issues

The following link may provide information on current supply issues and product discontinuations. Information can also be sought from the Medicines Optimisation Team.

https://www.sps.nhs.uk/category/shortages-discontinuations-and-expiries/

Xylocaine® 1% (lidocaine) with adrenaline 100micrograms/20ml (1:200,000) solution for injection vials - September 2021

 Metformin 500mg/5ml oral solution - September 2021

Tuberculosis (TB) oral agents - August 21

Kolanticon gel® (2.5mg dicycloverine hydrochloride, 200mg aluminium hydroxide, 100mg light magnesium oxide, 20mg simethicone per 5ml) - June 21

Diamorphine hydrochloride powder for reconstitution and injection 5mg and 10mg ampoules - April 2021

Chloral Hydrate 143.3mg in 5ml oral solution - March 2021

Ranitidine: All formulations - March 2021

Colestid® (colestipol) orange and plain 5g granules sachets - March 2021

Phyllocontin(Aminophylline) 225mg and 350mg modified release tablets - February 2021

Midazolam 10mg/2ml solution for injection - February 2021

Acetazolamide SR 250mg capsules - February 2021

Ativan (Lorazepam) 4mg/ml solution for injection - December 2020

Oral Contraceptive tablets (various) - November 2020

Trifluoperazine 1mg/5ml syrup - November 2020

Lithium carbonate (Priadel) 200mg and 400mg modified release tablets - October 2020

Salazopyrin EN-Tabs (sulfasalazine) 500mg tablets - October 2020

Fluoxetine 30mg capsules - October 2020

Desmopressin (Octim) 150mcg per actuation nasal spray - October 2020

 

 

 

Last updated on 21/09/2021 by shreen.howson@nhs.net