UK drug shortages list

The Clinigen Direct UK drug shortages platform is for the support of UK healthcare professionals only. It provides a regularly updated, fully comprehensive UK drug shortage list and highlights the existing alternative available. By reviewing the content below you are confirming you are a UK healthcare professional.


Although Clinigen Direct has performed an alternative assessment of these products, please note, it is the prescriber’s responsibility to ensure that the product is suitable for their patient. Due to the below lines not being general stock lines we are unable to cancel any purchase orders once the order has been placed.

In shortage Alternative Form and pack size Start Date Status
Sodium Cromoglycate Sodium Cromoglycate 100mg Capsule 1 x 50 September 2021 Current Request medicine
Terizidone Terizidone 250 mg Capsule, Hard, 1 x 50 March 2021 Current Request medicine
Sodium Thiosulfate Sodium Thiosulfate 25% Injection, 10 x 100ml September 2021 Current Request medicine
Sodium Nitrate Sodium Nitrate 30mg/ml Solution for Injection 1 x 10ml September 2021 Current Request medicine
Phenelzine Sulphate Phenelzine Sulphate 15 mg Tablet, 1 x 60 March 2021 Current Request medicine
Neomycin Sulfate Neomycin 500mg Tablet , 1 x 30 May 2021 Current Request medicine
Mitomycin Mitomycin 2 mg Powder for Injection, 1 x 1 March 2021 Current Request medicine
Mitomycin Mitomycin 5 mg Powder for Solution for Injection, 1 x 1 March 2021 Current Request medicine
Bleomycin Bleomycin 15000iu 15000iu Solution for injection 1 x 1 August 2021 Current Request medicine
Ethinyl Estradiol Ethinyl Estradiol 10mcg Tablet, 1 x 25 March 2021 Current Request medicine
Clonidine Clonidine 0.3mg/24 HR Transdermal Patch 1 x 4 June 2021 Current Request medicine
Clonidine Clonidine 5mg Transdermal Patch 1 x 2 June 2021 Current Request medicine
Clonidine Clonidine 2.5mg Transdermal Patch 1 x 2 June 2021 Current Request medicine
Bleomycin Sulfate Bleomycin Sulfate 15 000 IU Powder for Solution for Injection/Infusion, 1 x 1 March 2021 Current Request medicine
Bleomycin Sulfate Bleomycin Sulfate 15 Units Lyophilisate for Solution for Injection, 1 x 1 March 2021 Current Request medicine
Throtropin Alfa Thyrotropin Alfa 0.9mg Lyophilisate for solution for infusion 1 x 2 September 2021 Current Request medicine
Ethinyl Estradiol Ethinyl Estradiol 50mcg Tablet, 1 x 25 March 2021 Current Request medicine
Lidocaine Hydrochloride & Adrenaline Hydrochloride Lidocaine Hydrochloride & Adrenaline Hydrochloride 1% (10mcg/ml) Solution for injection 1 x 20ml September 2021 Current Request medicine