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Supply problems

Sinemet, diamorphine and Microgynon

May 22nd 2019

Tagged: supply shortages

By Ailsa Colquhoun

Microgynon 30, 3×21 tablets (ethinylestradiol 30 mcg, levonorgestrel 150 mcg): Out of stock from end of May to July 2019. Read the letter.

Ovranette tablets: Out of stock from early June until August 2019. Read the letter.

Diamorphine 5mg injection: Out of stock Monday 27 May to w/c 5 August 2019. Read the letter.

Sinemet: Intermittent supply issues are expected to continue until early June with the following products:

  • Sinemet 25mg/250mg 10×10 tablets.
  • Sinemet 12.5mg/50mg 9×10 tablets.
  • Sinemet CR 50mg/200mg 6×10 tablets.
  • Sinemet plus 10mg/100mg 10×10 tablets.

However, the following Sinemet products should now be available:

  • Sinemet Plus 25mg/100mg 10×10 tablets.
  • Sinemet Half CR 25mg/100mg 6×10 tablets.

Change of appearance
Three Sinemet products will change from a round, light-blue unscored tablet, to an oval, dark blue scored tablet, following a change in the manufacturing site. The affected products are:

  • Sinemet 10mg/100mg tablets
  • Sinemet 25mg/250mg tablets
  • Sinemet Plus 25mg/100mg tablets

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