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Colestid supply notification

Out of stock until end of May

March 1st 2021

Tagged: supply shortages

By Ailsa Colquhoun

A Tier 2 medicines supply notification for Colestid (colestipol) orange and plain 5g granules sachets

The table below provides a summary of the attached MSN:

MedicineOut of stock untilAlternatives
Colestid (colestipol) orange and plain 5g granules sachetsOrange – end of May 2021
Plain – to be confirmed
Other bile-acid sequestrants remain available.
Unlicensed imports of colestipol have been sourced.

Please also see a Supply Disruption Alert for the discontinuation of morphine sulphate (MST CONTINUS) 20mg, 30mg, 60mg, 100mg and 200mg prolonged release granules for oral suspension.

There have also been changes to the resupply dates of the medicines listed below.

Original MSN referenceDate of original MSN/SDASupply issueResupply date originally communicatedUpdated resupply date as of w/c 22 Feb 2021
MSN/2020/01112/3/2020Fluoxetine 10mg tabletsLate 2020Sept 2021
MSN/2020/0532/10/2020Desmopressin Octim Nasal SprayMid-2021Q3 2023
MSN/2020/06418/12/2020Docusate sodium 100mg capsuleslimited supplies until April 2021limited supplies until June 2021
MSN/2021/00314/1/2021Sancuso (granisetron) 3.1mg/24 hours transdermal patchesMid-February 2021Late March 2021