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Tier 2 medicine supply issues published

Ciprofloxacin 0.3% / dexamethasone 0.1% ear drops; atorvastatin 10mg and 20mg chewable tablets; Piroxicam

February 18th 2022

Tagged: supply shortages

By Ailsa Colquhoun

Tier 2 medicine supply notification have been issued for the following items:

  • Ciprofloxacin 0.3% / dexamethasone 0.1% ear drops
  • Atorvastatin (Lipitor) 10mg and 20mg chewable tablets
  • Piroxicam (Feldene Melt) 20mg orodispersible tablets.

Medicine

Out of stock

Alternatives

Ciprofloxacin 0.3% / dexamethasone 0.1% ear drops

Until mid-March 2022

Atorvastatin (Lipitor) 10mg and 20mg chewable tablets

Until mid-March 2022

Piroxicam (Feldene Melt) 20mg orodispersible tablets

Until late April 2022

  • Piroxicam 10mg and 20mg capsules
  • Other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) remain available, including orodispersible and liquid presentations as well as other licensed solid dosage forms.

Up-to-date information about medicines supply issues is now available via the online Medicines Supply Tool (registration required).

There have also been changes to the resupply dates of the medicines listed below. These communications were previously circulated via the NHSE&I commissioning routes.

Original MSN/SDA reference

Date of original MSN/SDA

Supply issue

Resupply date originally communicated

Updated resupply date as of w/c 14 February 2022

MSN/2021/036

21/07/2021

Locorten Vioform  (flumetasone/clioquinol) 0.02% w/v / 1% w/v ear drops solution

  April 2022

May 2022