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.


Shortages Guidance  January 2023


Insulin (Insuman Comb 25) cartridges and Solostar pens  6th June 2023

Clomifene (Clomid) 50mg tablets  5th June 2023

Ethinylestradiol 20microgram / Drospirenone 3mg (Eloine) tablets  1st June 2023

National Patient Safety Alert – Shortage of Pyridostigmine 60mg Tablets  25th May 2023

Bromfenac (Yellox) 900 mcg/ml eye drops  26th May 2023

Norditropin (somatropin) Flexpro® 10mg/1.5ml and Norditropin (somatropin) NordiFlex® 5mg/1.5ml, 10mg/1.5ml and 15mg/1.5ml solution for injection pre-filled pens  updated 25th May 2023

Tresiba FlexTouch 100units/ml pre-filled pens  24th May 2023

Micronised Progesterone (Utrogestan) 100mg capsules  19th May 2023

Glucagon 1mg powder for injection kit (GlucaGen)  19th May 2023

Oxybutynin 5mg MR tabs  24th April 2023

Estradot 75mcg transdermal patch  14th April 2023

Alfuzosin 10mg MR tablets  12th April 2023

Estriol (Imvaggis® ) 0.03mg pessary  6th April 2023

Clarithromycin 125mg/5ml and 250mg/5ml oral suspensions  6th April 2023

Oxycodone Hydrochloride 5mg/5ml Oral Solution  6th April 2023

Triptorelin acetate (Gonapeptyl Depot) 4th April 2023

Estradiol (Progynova TS) patches  4th April 2023

Ciclosporin (Vanquorel) 25mg caps  4th April 2023

Primidone (Aspire Pharma) 50mg tablets  27th March 2023

Estradiol  (Indivina) 1mg/2.5mg tablets 27th March 2023

Acetazolamide (Diamox SR) 250mg MR caps  27th March 2023

Paracetamol 120mg and 240mg suppositories  updated 21st March 2023

Capsaicin 0.075% (Axsain®) and 0.025% (Zacin®) cream  16th March 2023

Latanoprost (Monopost) 50 microgram/ml eye drops    27th February 2023

Insuman (insulin preparations)   Updated 24th February 2023

Dalteparin (Fragmin® ) 10,000units/4mL solution for injection ampoule  23rd Feb 2023

Meptazinol (Meptid®) 200mg film-coated tablets 15th Feb 2023

Lamotrigine 5mg dispersible tablets  15th Feb 2023

Medroxyprogesterone (Provera®) 2.5mg tablets  15th Feb 2023

Promethazine hydrochloride (Phenergan® elixir) 5mg/5ml oral sol SF  15th Feb 2023

Bezafibrate (Bezalip®) 200mg tablets  6th February 2023

Fluoxetine 20mg/5mL oral solution/ oral solution sugar free and fluoxetine (Olena®) 20mg dispersible tablets  6th Feb 2023

Salazopyrin 500mg suppositories  6th Feb 2023

Zopiclone 3.75mg tabs  6th Feb 2023

Estradot Patches  6th Feb 2023

Imiquimod Cream  6th Feb 2023

Hyoscine hydrobromide (Kwells Kids®)150mcg and (Kwells®) 300mcg tablets  6th Feb 2023

Senokot syrup and Senokot 12 Years Plus syrup  24th January 2023

Vigabatrin 500mg tabs  17th January 2023







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