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Supply issues: July 2013

27 July 2013


Caverject Dual Chamber (alprostadil) 10μg in 1ml is out of stock from Pfizer. The company expects that the supply of the product will resume in mid-August 2013. Caverject vials are unaffected. More information on 0845 608 8866. Medical information on 01304 616161.

20 July 2013


Depo-Medrone (methyprednisolone acetate) injection 40mg/ml (2ml pack size) and Depo-Medrone + Lidocaine injection, 4 per cent/1 per cent (2ml pack size), is in short supply from Pfizer. The company anticipates that the products will be back in stock by mid-August 2013. More information on 0845 608 88 66. Medical information on 01304 616161.


Trifluoperazine syrup 1mg/5ml (200ml pack size) will be out of stock from Amdipharm Mercury until end of August 2013. More information on 08700 70 3033. Medical information information on 0208588 9441.

13 July 2013


Pfizer is experiencing supply issues with Ativan (lorazepam) solution for injection 4mg/ml. Once existing stock is exhausted, supply is expected to resume in September. Further supply enquiries on 0845 608 8866. Medical enquiries on 01304 616161.

6 July 2013

Altacite Plus

Altacite Plus suspension (simeticone, hydrotalcite) is out of stock from Peckforton. The company does not know when supply will resume. Further information on 01270 582255. 

Finacea 15% gel

Supply of Finacea (azelaic acid) 15% gel from Bayer has been interrupted. The company expects normal supply to resume mid-August 2013. Further information on 01635 563000.

Forceval capsules

There has been further delay to the manufacture of Forceval capsules (multivitamin and mineral preparation) from Alliance. The company now expects that supply of the product will resume at the end of August 2013. Further information on 01249 466966.


Loniten (minoxidil) tablets 2.5mg are out of stock from Pfizer. The company expects that supply of the product will resume mid-July. Further information on 0845 608 8866.


Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal URI: 20065437

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