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Medication Alerts

The following medication is currently having supply issues, please take this into consideration when ordering your next prescription.

Medication Strength How is it affected? Information from Recommendation Date
Lacosamide (Vimpat) 50mg tablets Out of stocl from early July until w/c 20 July Department of Health Vimpat 10mg/ml syrup remains available 28/06/20
Imipramine 25mg tablets Out of stock till early August 2020 Department of Health Imipramine 10mg tablets remain available.Unlicensed imports of imipramine 25mg tablets have been sourced 28/06/20
Mirtazapine 15mg and 45mg orodispersible tablets Out of stock till end of July 2020 Department of Health Unlicensed imports of mirtazapine orodispersible tablets have been sourced.Mirtazapine 15mg, 30mg and 45mg tablets remain available 28/06/20
Lodoxamide (Alomide)  1% eye drops Out of stock till w/c 24 August 2020 Department of Health Sodium cromoglycate eye drops and various antihistamine eye drops remain available 28/06/20
Acetazolamide SR 250mg capsules Out of stock until the end of July 2020

Acetazolamide immediate release 250mg tablets remain available.

Department of Health Clinicians to consider prescribing acetazolamide immediate release 250mg tablets 14/04/20
Ranitidine all Oral Formulation. 75mg, 150mg and 300mg tablets

150mg and 300mg effervescent tablets
150mg/5ml oral solution

75mg/5ml oral solution

An investigation by the Swiss and German regulatory agencies and the FDA, has identified a contaminant, Nnitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a probable human carcinogen, in samples of ranitidine active substance.
Several ranitidine products manufactured for the UK market may contain this active substance contaminated
with NDMA.
The MHRA has requested that all UK manufacturers using active ingredient from this source quarantine all
stock whilst further investigations are ongoing. To date, one supplier, GSK, has undertaken a Class 2 recall
of all their ranitidine products. MHRA is continuing to investigate the issue alongside the European Medicines
Agency (EMA).
Currently all but three UK manufacturers are affected by this situation, however this may change as the MHRA
and EMA continue their investigations. There are insufficient supplies available from the unaffected
manufacturers to continue to support current usage of oral ranitidine in the UK. Very limited supplies of
unaffected oral ranitidine products may remain available and therefore the majority of patients will need to be
switched to alternative products. This issue is affecting supplies globally.
MHRA Please consult your GP 16/10/2019

(bupropion hydrochloride)

150mg prolonged release tablets Out of stock from week commencing 15th June 2020 until the end of November 2020 Department of Health Unlicensed supplies of bupropion 150mg prolonged release tablets have been sourced.
Champix® (varenicline tartrate) tablets, which are licensed for the treatment of nicotine dependence, are available.


If you have any questions about the above, please contact the surgery (after 11 am) or speak to a local pharmacy.