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Mesalazine supply shortage notification

Resupply date tbc

October 8th 2021

Tagged: supply shortages

By Ailsa Colquhoun

DHSC has published a tier 2 medicine supply notification for Asacol (mesalazine) 800mg MR gastro-resistant tablets

MedicineOut of stockAlternatives
Asacol (Mesalazine) 800mg MR gastro-resistant tabletsFrom early October 2021 with a resupply date to be confirmed.Octasa MR 400mg and 800mg tablets
Asacol 400mg MR gastro-resistant tablets
Other mesalazine tablet preparations, with different release characteristics

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

Original MSN/SDA referenceDate of original MSN/SDASupply issueResupply date originally communicatedUpdated resupply date as of w/c
4 October 2021
MSN/2020/04117/07/2020Metronidazole (Acea) 0.75% gelSeptember 2020Mid-October 2021
MSN/2021/03721/07/2021Clonidine (Catapres) 100mcg tabletsw/c 4 October 2021w/c 11 October 2021
MSN/2021/04202/09/2021Nalcrom (sodium cromoglicate) 100mg capsulesw/c 1 November 2021Mid-December 2021

This notice has also been added to the online library of supply shortages