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
Ethinyl Estradiol Ethinyl Estradiol 10mcg Tablet, 1 x 25 December 2019 Current Request medicine
Ethinyl Estradiol Ethinyl Estradiol 50mcg Tablet, 1 x 25 December 2019 Current Request medicine
Terizidon Terizidone 250mg Capsule Hard 1 x 50 March 2020 Current Request medicine
Bleomycin Bleomycin 15000iu 15000iu Solution for injection 1 x 1 May 2020 Current Request medicine
Bleomycin Bleomycin 15000iu 15000iu Solution for injection 1 x 1 May 2020 Current Request medicine
Prednisolone Prednisolone Sodium Phosphate 5mg 5mg Suppository 1 x 10 May 2020 Current Request medicine
Phenelzine Sulphate Phenelzine Sulfate 15mg Tablet, 1 x 60 June 2020 Current Request medicine
Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Hydromorphone Hydrochloride 50mg/1ml Solution for Injection 5x1ml July 2020 Current Request medicine
Lorazepam Lorazepam (Hospira) 2 mg/ml Solution for Injection June 2020 Current Request medicine
Mitomycin Mitomycin 2mg Solution For Injection, x 1 December 2020 Current Request medicine
Flucytosine Flucytosine 10mg/ml Solution for Infusion 5 x 250ml December 2020 Current Request medicine
Verteporin Verteporin 15mg Powder for Solution for infusion 1 x 1 December 2020 Current Request medicine
Voriconazole Voriconazole 200mg Powder for Solution for injection 1 x 1 January 2021 Current Request medicine
Flucytosine Flucytosine 500mg Tablet,1 x 100 March 2021 current Request medicine
Mitomycin Mitomycin 5mg Solution For Injection, x 1 March 2021 current Request medicine
Bleomycin Sulfate Bleomycin 15000iu 15000iu Solution for injection 1 x 1 March 2021 current Request medicine