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DHSC Medicine Supply and Shortage Updates – January 2020

The January 2020 edition of the Supply issues update for primary and secondary care from the Department of Health & Social Care is available – along with recent letters, memos & Medicine Supply Notifications – from the NHS Specialist Pharmacy Service (SPS)  [NB: Log-in before using links – Register here].

The January Supply issues update (also available from PrescQIPP) includes information on supplies of the following: Adcal D3 dissolve 1500mg/400IU effervescent tablets ; Adrenaline Auto-Injectors (AAIs) ; Alprostadil (Muse) 500mcg/1000mcg urethral sticks; Amikacin 100mg/2ml injection ; Anusol Ointment ; Azathioprine 25mg tablets ; Botulinum toxin type A (Azzalure) 125unit injection ; Calcium Chloride 10mmol/10ml and 5mmol/5ml injection ; Capsaicin (Zacin) 0.025%/(Axsain) 0.075% cream ; Carbamazepine (Carbagen) various preparations; Cefuroxime (Zinnat) 125mg/5ml oral suspension; Clonidine 25microgram tablets ; Co–careldopa 25mg/100mg tablets ; Co-fluampicil 250mg/250mg capsules ; Colestipol (Colestid) 5g granules ; Colestipol (Colestid) Orange 5g granules; Colestyramine (Questran) Powder for Oral Suspension ; Combined hepatitis A & B (Twinrix) ; Crisantaspase (Erwinase) injection ; Cyclopentolate hydrochloride 0.5%/1% Minims (Bausch and Lomb) ; Diamorphine 5mg and 10mg injection ; Diazepam 2mg/5ml oral solution ; Diclofenac 75mg and misoprostol 200mcg (Arthrotec 75) modified release tablets; Digoxin (Lanoxin) 250mcg/ml injection; Disopyramide 150mg capsules ; Eletriptan (Relpax) 20mg tablets ; Epirubicin 10mg/50mg/100mg solution for injection ; Estraderm 100 microgram transdermal patch; Ethinylestradiol 10microgram/50microgram tablets ; Fentanyl (Instanyl) 50mcg nasal spray ; Flixotide 2mg/2ml nebules; Fludroxycortide 0.0125% cream and ointment ; Fluorouracil (Efudix) 5% cream; Fluoxetine 20mg dispersible tablets (Olena) ; Fluoxetine 30mg capsules; Galantamine 8mg/12mg tablets ; Haloperidol (Serenace) 500 microgram capsules ; Hepatitis B Vaccines ; Histamine (H2) antagonists ; Hormone Replacement Therapy products (HRT) ; Human C1-esterase inhibitor (Berinert) 500IU powder for reconstitution and injection ; Lansoprazole (Zoton FasTabs) 15mg and 30mg dispersible tablets; Levofloxacin 250mg tablets ; Loteprednol etabonate (Lotemax) 0.5% eye drops; Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine ; Medroxyprogesterone (Provera) 100mg tablets; Medroxyprogesterone (Provera) 200mg tablets; Medroxyprogesterone acetate (Sayana Press) 104mg injection ; Mesalazine (Salofalk) 500mg/1g suppositories ; Methadone (Physeptone) 1mg/ml sugar free oral solution ; Metoprolol 50mg and 100mg tablets ; Mianserin 10mg/30mg tablets ; Midazolam 50mg/10ml solution for injection ampoules ; Mitomycin 2mg/10mg/20mg injection and mitomycin 40mg intravesical solution (Mitomycin-C) ; Moclobemide 150mg and 300mg tablets; Mydrane (lidocaine 10mg/1ml+tropicamide 0.2 mg/1ml+phenylephrine 3.1 mg/1ml) solution for injection; Nifedipine (Adalat) tablets ; Oily Phenol 5% (almond oil) injection ; Opicapone (Ongentys) 50mg capsules ; Oral Contraceptive Pill products (OCP) ; Paroxetine (Seroxat) 10mg/5ml oral solution ; Pethidine 50mg tablets; Phenelzine sulfate (Nardil) 15mg tablets; Phenylephrine 2.5%/10% Minims eye drops solution (Bausch and Lomb) ; Phenytoin (Epanutin) 50mg Chewable Infatabs ; Phenytoin 100mg capsules ; Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine 23-valent vaccine (PPV23) vials and Pneumovax 23 pre-filled syringes ; Prazosin (Hypovase) 1mg tablets ; Prazosin (Hypovase) 500mcg tablets ; Procyclidine 10mg/2ml injection ; Quinapril (Accupro) 40mg tablets ; Quinapril 10mg/hydrochlorothiazide 12.5mg (Accuretic) tablets; Rabies vaccine (Rabipur) ; Ranitidine oral preparations ; Sodium thiosulfate 12.5g/50ml solution for injection vials ; Sofradex ear/eye drops ; Somatropin (Genotropin) 12mg refill cartridges ; Somatropin (Genotropin) 5.3mg GoQuick ; Testosterone (Tostran) 2% gel (1/20) ; Tetracosactide 1mg depot injection ; Tobramycin 240mg/6ml injection; Tobramycin 80mg/2ml injection ; Trifluoperazine tablets ; Trifluorothymidine (trifluridine F3T) 1% eye drops (unlicensed special) ; Tuberculosis medications ; Urokinase (Syner-KINASE) injection ; Valproic acid (Convulex) 150mg/300mg/500mg capsules ; Vecuronium 10mg powder for solution for injection ; Venlafaxine XL (Efexor) 75mg/150mg capsules ; Verteporfin (Visudyne) 15mg powder for solution for infusion.

Medicine Supply Notifications also posted: Vecuronium; Synphase; Salafalk; Procyclidine; Midazolam 50Mg In 10Ml; Haloperidol; Epirubicin; Disopyramide; Diamorphine Update; Cyclopentolate; Clonidine; Amikacin; H2-Antagonists; Azathioprine 25Mg Tablets

Letters & memos: Isoniazid 50mg; Seroxat oral solution; Sayana Press; Genotropin GoQuick 5.3mg; Genotropin 12mg refill cartridge; Dilantin Infatab; Adalat