Manufacturing Problems as of 13 August 2008Product and Packsize /
CommentsAcetazolamide 500mg Injection / Goldshield / Diamox / 1 / Available at the end of August 2008.
Argipressin (Synthetic Vasopressin) 20 units in 1ml Injection x 10 / Goldshield / Pitressin / 0 / Goldshield are experiencing a shortage and will not have stock until November/December 2008. 1 x 25 in stock (purchased from Idis.)
Atropine 1% Eye Ointment / Martindale / Generic / 0 / No date of availability
Beclometasone 250mcg Inhaler 200 dose / Glaxo s Kline / Becloforte / 0 / Discontinued
Betamethasone 0.1% Eye Ointment 3g / UCB / Betnesol / 0 / Back in stock. Small stock levels.
Betamethasone 0.1% Eye/Ear/Nasal Drops 10ml / Cardinal / Vistamethasone / 0 / Stock due in end of September 2008. We are purchasing generic Betamethasone Drops as a temporary replacement. (69 in stock)
Betamethasone 4mg in 1ml Injection 5x1ml / UCB / Betnesol / 0 / Available now low stock level at wholesaler.
Eye/Ear/Nasal Drops 10ml / Celltech / Generic / 0 / No date
Betnesol N Eye Ointment / Celltech / Generic / 0 / No date, long term out of stock.
Bisacodyl (Patient Pack of 1) 10mg Suppositories x 1 / Tayside / Generic / 0 / Tayside are awaiting stock but cannot give a definite date of availability.
Calcium & Ergocalciferol Tablets x 28 / Selective / Generic / 4 / No date of availability. Can be purchased from the wholesaler if required.
Chlordiazepoxide 10mg Capsules x 25 / Tayside / Generic / 0 / No date of availability, Tayside are having problems with their supplier. Packs of 100 in stock.
Cicatrin Skin Powder 15g / / / Generic / 0 / Discontinued
Co-Danthramer Suspension x 300ml / Selective / Generic / 2 / No date of availability. Can be purchased from the wholesaler if required.
Diazepam 10mg suppositories / Durbin / Generic / 0 / No release date
Enalapril 2.5mg Tablets x 28 / Teva UK / Generic / 1 / Temp Unavailable no date of it being available again.
Ergocalciferol (Calciferol) 250mcg Tablets x 100 / UCB / Ergocalciferol / 0 / Long term out of stock, they have a raw material issue.
Flupentixol Decanoate 200mg in 1ml Injection 5 x 1ml / Generics / Generic / 5 / No date of availability. We can purchase an alternative supply from the wholesaler.
Folinic Acid 350mg in 35ml Injection / Wyeth / Ledefolin / 0 / Discontinued
Forticreme Complete Coffee 4 x 125g / Nutricia / Generic / 0 / Discontinued. Other flavours still available.
Glyceryl Trinitrate 5mg Buccal Tablets / Forest / Suscard / 0 / No date
Hydroxyzine 10mg Tablets x 84 / Alliance / Atarax / 0 / Available end of the year, due to a fire
Ketamine (Preservative Free) 5mg in 1ml Injection 10 x 5ml /
Idis/ Ketanest /
Idis have had problems ordering this but should have stock early next week.Lamotrigine 50mg/25mg Tablets x 56 / Actavis UK / Generic / 1 / No date of availability. Lamictal brand is still available.
Lidocaine 4% solution 25ml / Teva / Generic / 0 / Discontinued. 30ml now stocked.
Lorazepam 4mg in 1ml Injection 10 x 1ml / Wyeth / Ativan / 1 / Limited supply 1 per week. There is no date of when this will stop.
Magnesium Sulphate 50% Pre-Filled Syringe 1x10ml / Martindale / Generic / 0 / Discontinued. We now stock 4ml Pre-Filled Syringe from UDG, these are on order and should be available 15-09-08.
Morphine Sulphate 30mg in 1ml Injection 10 x 1ml / UCB / Generic / 4 / No date of availability. Other brands are available.
Morphine Sulphate Oral Solution 10mg in 5ml Unit Dose Vials. / Boehringer / Oramorph / 0 / Discontinued. We now stock 100ml bottles.
Orphenadrine 50mg Tablets x 100. / Teva / Generic / 0 / 2-3 weeks and it should be available.
Povidone Iodine Ophthalmic Solution 5% x 50ml / Tayside / Generic / 0 / Tayside cannot give a definite date of availability. 10ml from Moorfields in stock.
Prednisolone 0.5% Eye/Ear Drops x 10ml / UCB / Predsol / 0 / Available low stock level at wholesaler.
Predsol N Eye/Ear/Nasal Drops x 10ml / UCB / Generic / 0 / No date
Procainamide 1g in 10ml Injection 1x10ml / Bristol Myers Squibb / Pronestyl / 0 / Discontinued
Prochlorperazine 12.5mg in 1ml Injection x 10 / Movianto / Generic / 0 / No date of availability. Stemetil injection is available.
Prochlorperazine 5mg Suppositories 10 pack / Sanofi Aventis / Stemetil / 0 / Discontinued
Pyridoxine 50mg in 1ml Injection 10 x 1ml / Cardinal / Generic / 0 / This is still in QC with no date of availability.
Sodium calcium Edetate 1g in 5ml Injection / Durbin / Generic / 0 / No date. Awaiting MHRA approval.
Sodium Nitroprusside 50mg in 5ml Injection x 5 / Hospira UK / Generic / 0 / Temporarily discontinued. Hospira have a raw material issue and don’t know if they will continue production.
Sumatriptan 50mg Tablets x 6 / Teva / Generic / 0 / No date of availability. We can purchase an alternative supply from the wholesaler if required.
Suxamethonium 100mg in 2ml Pre-Filled Syringe 10 x 2ml / Cardinal / Generic / 0 / Long term problem with no date of availability. Amps are available and in stock.