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
guanfacine hydrochloride guanfacine hydrochloride (1 MG) Modified-Release Tablet 1 x 28 March 2024 Current Request medicine
guanfacine hydrochloride guanfacine hydrochloride (4 MG) Modified-Release Tablet 1 x 28 March 2024 Current Request medicine
idarubicin hydrochloride idarubicin hydrochloride (1 MG/ML) Solution For Injection 1 x 5 ml March 2024 Current Request medicine
cyclosporine cyclosporine (50 MG/ML) Concentration for Solution for Injection/Infusion 10 x 5ML March 2024 Current Request medicine
Salbutamol Salbutamol (0.2% (2 MG/ML)) Solution For Oral Inhalation 20 x 2.5 ml March 2024 Current Request medicine
Salbutamol Sulphate Salbutamol Sulphate (0.1% (1 MG/ML)) Solution For Oral Inhalation 20 x 2.5 ml March 2024 Current Request medicine
sulfamethoxazole+ trimethoprim sulfamethoxazole (200mg)+ trimethoprim (40mg) Oral Suspension 100ml February 2024 Current Request medicine
reslizumab reslizumab (10 mg/ml) Concentrate for Solution for Infusion 2 x 2.5ml February 2024 Current Request medicine
reslizumab reslizumab (10 mg/ml) Concentrate for Solution for Infusion 2 x 10ml February 2024 Current Request medicine
pamidronate disodium pamidronate disodium (30 mg/10 ml) Solution for Injection 1x1 February 2024 Current Request medicine
posaconazole posaconazole (18 MG/ML) Concentrate For Solution For Infusion (Vial) 1 x 16.7ml January 2024 Current Request medicine
Scopolamine Scopolamine (1 mg/3 days) Transdermal Patch 1 x 4 January 2024 Current Request medicine
sodium amidotrizoate+ meglumine amidotrizoate sodium amidotrizoate (10 g)+ meglumine amidotrizoate (66 g) Solution 1 x 100 ml January 2024 Current Request medicine
pamidronate disodium pamidronate disodium (90 MG) Powder and Solvent for Solution for Infusion 1x(1+1) January 2024 Current Request medicine
aripiprazole aripiprazole (9.75mg/1.3ml (7.5 mg/ml)) Solution for Injection 1 x 1 January 2024 Current Request medicine
sodium bicarbonate sodium bicarbonate (8.4%) Solution for Infusion 1 x 100ml January 2024 Current Request medicine
sodium bicarbonate sodium bicarbonate (8.4%) Solution for Infusion 1 x 250ml January 2024 Current Request medicine
propantheline bromide propantheline bromide (15 mg) Film-coated Tablet 1 x 100 January 2024 Current Request medicine
Dactinomycin Dactinomycin (0.5 MG) Powder For Solution For Infusion 1 x 1 December 2023 Current Request medicine
potassium bicarbonate+ sodium bicarbonate+ sodium acid phosphate anhydrous potassium bicarbonate (315mg)+ sodium bicarbonate (350mg)+ sodium acid phosphate anhydrous (1.936g) Effervescent Tablet 1 x 100 (5 x 20) December 2023 Current Request medicine
fludarabine phosphate fludarabine phosphate (50mg (25mg/ml)) Solution for Injection 1 x 2ml December 2023 Current Request medicine
etoposide etoposide (50mg) Capsule 1 x 20 November 2023 Current Request medicine
eptifibatide eptifibatide (2 mg/ml) Solution For Injection (Vial) 1 x 10 ml November 2023 Current Request medicine
potassium carbonate+ potassium bicarbonate+ potassium chloride potassium carbonate (152mg)+ potassium bicarbonate (384mg)+ potassium chloride (595mg) Effervescent Tablet 1 x (2 x 30) November 2023 Current Request medicine
acetylcholine chloride acetylcholine chloride (20 mg) Powder and Solvent for Solution for Injection for Intraocular use 1 x (6 + 6) November 2023 Current Request medicine
eptifibatide eptifibatide (0.75 mg/ml) Solution For Injection (Vial) 1 x 100 ml November 2023 Current Request medicine
etoposide etoposide (50 mg) Capsule, Soft 1 x 20 October 2023 Current Request medicine
oxandrolone oxandrolone (2.5 mg) Tablet 1 x 100 August 2023 Current Request medicine
mexiletine hydrochloride mexiletine hydrochloride (50 mg) Capsule 1 x 100 August 2023 Current Request medicine
cisplatin cisplatin (1 mg/ml) Concentrate for Solution for Infusion 1 x 100ml July 2023 Current Request medicine
carboplatin carboplatin (10mg/ml) Solution for Infusion 1 x 60ml July 2023 Current Request medicine
carboplatin carboplatin (10mg/ml) Solution for Infusion 1 x 45ml July 2023 Current Request medicine
cisplatin cisplatin (1mg/mL) Concentrate for Solution for Infusion 1 x 50 ml July 2023 Current Request medicine
cisplatin cisplatin (1mg/mL) Concentrate for Solution for Infusion 1 x 100ml July 2023 Current Request medicine
potassium iodide potassium iodide (65mg) Tablet 1 x 10 June 2023 Current Request medicine
dextromethorphan hydrobromide dextromethorphan hydrobromide (30 mg/5ml) Extended Release Oral Suspension 1 x 89 ml June 2023 Current Request medicine
ketamine ketamine (10mg/ml (200mg/20ml)) Solution for Injection 5 x 20ml April 2023 Current Request medicine
mexiletine hydrochloride mexiletine hydrochloride (100 mg) Capsule 1 x 100 March 2023 Current Request medicine
terizidone terizidone (250 mg) Capsule, Hard 1 x 50 November 2022 Current Request medicine
mexiletine hydrochloride mexiletine hydrochloride (200 mg) Capsule 1 x 30 September 2022 Current Request medicine
scopolamine (hyoscine) scopolamine (hyoscine) (1.5 mg) Transdermal Patch 1 x 2 September 2022 Current Request medicine
mexiletine hydrochloride mexiletine hydrochloride (100 mg) Capsule 1 x 100 August 2022 Current Request medicine
mexiletine hydrochloride mexiletine hydrochloride (50 mg) Capsule 1 x 100 August 2022 Current Request medicine
mexiletine hydrochloride mexiletine hydrochloride (150 mg) Capsule 1 x 100 August 2022 Current Request medicine
mexiletine hydrochloride mexiletine hydrochloride (100 mg) Capsule 1 x 100 August 2022 Current Request medicine
tenecteplase tenecteplase (50 mg (10,000 U)) Lyophilisate and Solvent for Solution for Injection 1 x (1+1+1) July 2022 Current Request medicine
epinephrine+ lidocaine hydrochloride epinephrine (1:200 000 (5 mcg/ml))+ lidocaine hydrochloride (2% (20 mg/ml)) Solution for Injection 10 x 20 ml June 2022 Current Request medicine
alteplase recombinant alteplase recombinant (2 mg) Lyophilized Powder for Injection 10 x 2mg May 2022 Current Request medicine
alteplase alteplase (2mg) Lyophilisate for Solution for Injection 1 x 1 May 2022 Current Request medicine
triamcinolone hexacetonide triamcinolone hexacetonide (20 mg/ml) Suspension for Injection 10 x 1 mL March 2022 Current Request medicine
sodium thiosulfate sodium thiosulfate (250 mg/ml) Solution for Injection 1 x 50mL November 2021 Current Request medicine
lidocaine hydrochloride+ adrenaline hydrochloride lidocaine hydrochloride (1% (10mg/ml))+ adrenaline hydrochloride (1:100 000 (10 mcg/ml)) Solution for Injection 1 x 20ml September 2021 Current Request medicine
sodium nitrite sodium nitrite (30mg/ml) Solution for Injection 1 x 10 ml September 2021 Current Request medicine
sodium thiosulfate sodium thiosulfate (25%) Injection 10 x 100 ml September 2021 Current Request medicine
bleomycin sulfate bleomycin sulfate (15 units (15,000 iu)) Lyophilisate for Solution for Injection 1 x 1 September 2020 Current Request medicine
bleomycin sulfate bleomycin sulfate (15 units (15,000 iu)) Lyophilisate for Solution for Injection 1 x 1 April 2020 Current Request medicine
pyridostigmine bromide pyridostigmine bromide (60 mg) Tablet 1 x 20 January 0001 Current Request medicine