Shortages Information

Parallel Exports :

A list of medicines that should not be parallel exported is available at and will be updated regularly. Medicines will be added to the list if they are needed to meet the needs of UK patients, and where parallel exporting leads, may lead, or contributes to a shortage.

Parallel export of a medicine on the list is considered a breach of regulation 43(2) of the Human Medicines Regulations 2012 and a contravention of the wholesale dealer licence, and may lead to regulatory action by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) which could include immediate suspension of the wholesale dealer licence.



Hydrocortisone 2.5mg Muco-Adhesive Buccal Tablets   6th June 2022

Paracetamol 120mg suppositories  31st May 2022

Atorvastatin (Lipitor) 10mg chewable tablets  31st May 2022

Colestipol (Colestid® ) orange and plain 5g granules sachets  26th May 2022

Methylphenidate (Xaggitin® XL) 18mg, 27mg, 36mg and 54mg prolonged-release tablets  26.05.22

Estradiol (Lenzetto® ) 1.53mg/dose transdermal spray  24th May 2022 

Estradiol (Sandrena® ) 500microgram and 1mg gel sachets  24th May 2022

Insulin isophane human (Insuman Basal SoloStar® )  18th May 2022

Glycerol 1g and 4g suppositories  10th May 2022

Quinapril (Accupro® ) 5mg, 10mg, 20mg and 40mg tablets   5th May 2022

Estradiol (Oestrogel ) pump pack 0.06% gel    24th May 2022

Estriol (Ovestin® ) 1mg cream    24th May 2022

PremiqueLow Dose®  300microgram/1.5mg MR tablets    5th May 2022

Frusene tablets  13th April 2022

Toviaz 4mg and 8mg modified release tablets  11th April 2022

Clomifene 50mg tablets   11th April 2022

Benperidol 250mcg tabs  5th April 2022

Disopyramide 100mg and 150mg caps  29th March 2022

Timolol (Tiopex® ) 1mg/g gel eye drops 0.4g unit dose preservative free  16th March 2022

Oxybutynin (Kentera®) 3.9mg/24hour transdermal patches  16th March 2022

Sulfasalazine (Salazopyrin® ) 500mg tablets  16th March 2022

Diamorphine 100mg and 500mg powder for solution for injection ampoules  16th March 2022

Fluticasone 50mcg / Formoterol 5mcg per dose (Flutiform® ) inhaler CFC free 15.03.2022

Sulfasalazine (Salazopyrin En-Tabs® ) 500mg gastro-resistant tablets 2nd March 2022

Chloral Hydrate 143.3mg in 5ml oral solution (MPS 2769)  updated 2nd March 2022

Levomepromazine 25mg/1ml solution for injection  updated 23rd Feb 2022

Atorvastatin (Lipitor) 10mg and 20mg chewable tabs  15th February 2022

Piroxicam (Feldene Melt) 20mg orodisp tabs  15th Febraury 2022

Ciprofloxacin 0.3% / Dexamethasone 0.1% ear drops  15th February 2022

Locorten Vioform ® (flumetasone/clioquinol) 0.02% w/v / 1% w/v ear drops sol Updated 15th Feb 2022

Acetazolamide (Diamox® SR) 250mg modified-release capsules  10th Feb 2022

Dulaglutide (Trulicity® ) 3mg/0.5ml & 4.5mg/0.5ml sol for inj pre-filled pens 10/02/2022

Mesalazine (Asacol®) 400mg and 800mg MR gastro-resistant tabs  10th Feb 2022

Aspirin Suppositories 150mg and 300mg  31st January 2022

Paracetamol Suppositories 120mg and 240mg  26th January 2022

Bambuterol (Bambec) 10mg Tablets   19th January 2022

Kolanticon Gel (MPS 2789)  Update 10th January 2022

Diamorphine 5mg and 10mg amps (MPS 2771)  Update 7th January 2022

Tuberculosis Medications - Supply Disruption Alert   Updated 21st December 2021

Depo-Medrone 40mg/ml vials and Depo-Medrone with lidocaine 1% 40mg/ml and 80mg/2ml vials  16th December

Xylocaine® 1% and 2% (lidocaine) with adrenaline 100mcg/20ml (1:200,000) solution for injection vials (MPS 2816)  updated 9th December 2021

Estradiol (Estring) 7.5microgram/24hours (MPS 2829)  9th December 2021

Salazopyrin EN tabs 500mg (MPS 2827)  29th November 2021


Sodium Cromoglicate (Intal) CFC-free 5mg Inhaler (MPS 2821)  18th Nov 2021

Acebutelol (Sectral) 100mg caps (MPS 2814)  1st November 2021

Champix (Varenicline) 0.5mg and 1mg tabs  1st November 2021

DDAVP (Desmopressin 0.01%) (MPS 2723)   Updated 8th November 2021

Clexane (enoxaparin) pre-filled syringes (MPS 2801)  8th November 2021

Gentisone HC Ear Drops (MPS 2794)  updated 29th November 2021




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