UK drug shortages list

The Clinigen Direct UK drug shortages platform is for the support of verified 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
Phenelzine Sulphate Phenelzine Sulfate 15mg Tablet, 1 x 60 August 2019 Current Request medicine
Capsaicin Capsaicin 0.025% Cream , 1 x 60g December 2019 Current Request medicine
Digoxin Digoxin 500mcg Solution For Injection/Infusion , 10 x 2ml December 2019 Current Request medicine
Digoxin Digoxin 500mcg Solution For Injection/Infusion , 25 x 2ml December 2019 Current Request medicine
Haloperidol Haloperidol 5mg/ml Solution For Injection, 10 x 1ml December 2019 Current Request medicine
Haloperidol Haloperidol 5mg/ml Solution For Injection, 5 x 1ml December 2019 Current Request medicine
Phenylephrine Hydrochloride Phenylephrine Hydrochloride 10mg/ml Solution For Injection/ Infusion , 10 x 1ml December 2019 Current Request medicine
Phenyephrine Phenyephrine 10% Eye Drops 1 x 20 December 2019 Current Request medicine
Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum 0.9mg Powder and Solvent for Solution for Injection 1x1 + 1 December 2019 Current Request medicine
Uro-Tainer NaCl Uro-Tainer NaCl 0.9% Sodium Chloride Irrigation Solution 9g, 1 x 10 December 2019 Current Request medicine
Ethinyyl Estradiol Ethinyyl Estradiol 10mcg Tablet, 1 x 25 December 2019 Current Request medicine
Ethinyyl Estradiol Ethinyyl Estradiol 50mcg Tablet, 1 x 25 December 2019 Current Request medicine
Fluticasone Propionate Fluticasone Propionate 2mg/2ml Nebuliser Suspension, 10 x 2ml December 2019 Current Request medicine
Eletriptan Eletriptan 20mg Tablet, 1 x 3 December 2019 Current Request medicine
Theophylline Theophyllin Retard Ratiopharm 125mg Prolonged release capsule 1 x100 December 2019 Current Request medicine
Rimstar Pyrazinamide 400mg + Ethamutol 275mg + Rifampicin 150mg + Isoniazid 75mg Film Coated Tablet, 1 x 60 December 2019 Current Request medicine
Phenyephrine Phenyephrine 2.5% Eye Drops 20 x 0.5ml December 2019 Current Request medicine
Moclobemide Moclobemide 300mg Tablet, 1 x 30 December 2019 Current Request medicine
Moclobemide Moclobemide 150mg Tablet, 1 x 30 December 2019 Current Request medicine
Phenelzine Sulphate Nardil 15mg Tablet, 1 x 60 August 2019 Current Request medicine
Amikacin Sulphate Amikacin Sulfate 500mg/2ml Injection, 1 x 10 August 2019 Current Request medicine
Rifater Rifampicin 120mg + Isoniazid 50mg + Pyrazinamide 300mg Tablet, 1 x 60 August 2019 Current Request medicine
Rimabotulinumtoxin B Myobloc 10 000 Units/2 Ml Solution For Injection, 1 x 2ml August 2019 Current Request medicine
Mitomycin Mitomycin 5mg Solution For Injection, x 1 December 2019 Current Request medicine
Mitomycin Mitomycin 20mg Solution For Injection, x 1 December 2019 Current Request medicine
Mitomycin Mitomycin 40mg Solution For Injection, x 1 December 2019 Current Request medicine
Benztropine Mesylate Benztropine Mesylate 2mg/2ml Solution for Injection, 5x2ml December 2019 Current Request medicine
Glycopyrrolate Glycopyrrolate 1mg Tablet, 1 x 100 December 2019 Current Request medicine
Glycopyrrolate Glycopyrrolate 2mg Tablet, 1 x 100 December 2019 Current Request medicine
Glibenclamide Glibenclamide 2.5mg Tablet, 1 x 100 December 2019 Current Request medicine
Glibenclamide Glibenclamide 5mg Tablet, 1 x 100 December 2019 Current Request medicine
Acetylcholine Chloride Acetylcholine Chloride 20mg/2ml Powder and solvent for Intraocular Irrigation 1x (1+1) December 2019 Current Request medicine
Ethambutol Ethambutol Hydrochloride 100mg Tablet, 1 x 100 December 2019 Current Request medicine
Disopyramide Disopyramide Phosphate 150mg Capsule, 1 x 100 December 2019 Current Request medicine
Famotidine Famotidine 10mg/ml Injection Concentrate for solution for Infusion 10 x 4ml December 2019 Current Request medicine
Efudix Fluorouracil 5% cream 1 x 20g December 2019 Current Request medicine