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Three tier 2 shortage notifications issued

Primidone, Diamox and Indivina affected

March 30th 2023

Tagged: supply shortages

By Charles Gladwin

Tier 2 medicine supply notifications have been issued for the following:

  • Primidone (Aspire Pharma) 50mg tablets
  • Acetazolamide (Diamox SR) 250mg modified-release capsules
  • Estradiol alerate/medroxyprogesterone acetate (Indivina) 1mg/2.5mg tablets


MedicineOut of stockAlternatives
Primidone (Aspire Pharma) 50mg tabletsUntil w/c 24th April 2023

·  Primidone (Teva) 50mg tablets

·  See MSN for details

Acetazolamide (Diamox SR) 250mg modified-release capsulesUntil 31st July 2023·  Acetazolamide immediate release 250mg tablets

·  Unlicensed imports of acetazolamide SR 250mg capsules

·  Specials of acetazolamide oral suspension

·  See MSN for details

Estradiol alerate / medroxyprogesterone acetate (Indivina) 1mg/2.5mg tabletsUntil w/c 26th June 2023·  Alternative continuous combined hormone replacement therapies (HRT) are available

·  See MSN for details

Up to date information about medicine supply issues are available from the online Medicines Supply Tool (SPS website registration required).