Discontinued products: April 2014
12 April 2014
Donepezil tablets 10mg, 2 x 14, were discontinued by Pfizer on 1 April 2014.
Epaxal (hepatitis A vaccine) and Inflexal V (influenza vaccine) will be discontinued by Crucell, part of Janssen, during 2014. Vivotif (typhoid vaccine) will continue to be available until at least the end of April 2014, after which Vivotif will also be discontinued if “divestment” is not possible.
Frusene (triamterene, furosemide; Orion) T100 will be discontinued when current stocks are exhausted. The T56 pack is still available.
Sinepin (doxepin hydrochloride) capsules 25mg and 50mg in packs of 28 are being discontinued by Marlborough Pharma on 18 April 2014. A generic version of the medicine is available through Sovereign Medical on 01268 535230.
05 April 2014
Abbott has discontinued Gopten (trandolapril) capsules 14 x 0.5mg, and 28 x 1mg, 2mg and 4mg.
Novartis has discontinued Sanomigran Elixir and Sanomigran tablets 0.5mg following the closure of its UK manufacturing site. Stocks of the elixir are already exhausted. The company expects that stocks of the tablets will last until July 2014. Sanomigran tablets 1.5mg are still available.
Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal URI: 20065493
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