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Tier 2 medicine supply notification for Clexane (enoxaparin)

Out of stock Sept-Nov

July 28th 2021

Tagged: supply shortages

By Ailsa Colquhoun

DHSC has published a Tier 2 medicine supply notification for Clexane (enoxaparin) pre-filled syringes:

MedicineOut of stockAlternatives
Clexane (enoxaparin) pre-filled syringes:

4000IU (40mg/0.4ml)

6000IU (60mg/0.6ml)

8000IU (80mg/0.8ml)

10,000IU (100mg/1ml)

From September until November 2021Sanofi will supply Clexane with the PREVENTIS automatic safety system for the affected presentations only. This will be a UK licensed product

Other brands of enoxaparin biosimilars remain available but cannot support an uplift in demand.


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 referenceDate of original MSN/SDASupply issueResupply date originally communicatedUpdated resupply date as of w/c

26 July 2021

MSN/2020/06110/11/2020Trifluoperazine 1mg/5ml syrupApril 2021 

Mid-September 2021