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HRT Tier 2 supply notifications

Oestrogel, Ovestin, Premique low dose

May 4th 2022

Tagged: supply shortages

By Ailsa Colquhoun

DHSC has issued Tier 2 medicine supply notifications for the following:

  • Estradiol (Oestrogel) pump pack 0.06% gel
  • Estriol (Ovestin) 1mg cream
  • Conjugated oestrogens with medroxyprogesterone (Premique Low Dose) 300microgram/1.5mg modified-release tablets.

Medicine

Out of stock

Alternatives

Estradiol (Oestrogel) pump pack 0.06% gel

Intermittent supply issues with a resolution date to be confirmed.

  • A Serious Shortage Protocol (SSP) was issued on 29/04/2022 around supply limits.
  • Alternative hormone replacement therapies remain available.

Estriol (Ovestin) 1mg cream

Intermittent supply issues until July 2022.

  • A Serious Shortage Protocol (SSP) was issued on 29/04/2022 around supply limits.
  • Alternative hormone replacement therapies remain available.

Conjugated oestrogens with medroxyprogesterone (Premique Low Dose) 300microgram/1.5mg modified-release tablets

Intermittent supply issues until late May 2022.

  • A Serious Shortage Protocol (SSP) was issued on 29/04/2022 around supply limits.
  • Alternative hormone replacement therapies remain available.

For further information, DHSC and NHSE/I have launched an online Medicines Supply Tool (register via the SPS website).