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Sinemet Supply Issues – MSD Statement

MSD have notified UK healthcare professionals about delays in the production and supply of some SINEMET ® products.

MSD anticipate intermittent supplies products from late August 2018 onwards and into Q1 of 2019. Affected products include:
• SINEMET 12.5/50MG 9X10 Tablets
• SINEMET 25/250MG 10X10 Tablets
• SINEMET PLUS 25/100MG 10X10 Tablets

Further details can be found on the MSD site.

Information for patients can be found on the Parkinson’s UK website.

Parkinson’s UK’s statement for patients:

If you are currently taking Sinemet, there is a chance that your pharmacist will be unable to give you your prescription. There are generic versions of co-careldopa, the active ingredient in Sinemet, available in a range of strengths. Your GP or pharmacist will discuss these with you and should be able to offer you a suitable alternative. This is a constantly changing situation and MSD is making efforts to resolve the issue. Parkinson’s UK will update you immediately if any change happens.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your medication or if you are unable to obtain Sinemet products, you can discuss this with your GP, pharmacist, consultant or Parkinson’s nurse. You can also contact our helpline on 0808 800 0303.