Pfizer, the makers of Epanutin (phenytoin), have told us there will be a temporary shortage of Epanutin 30mg/5ml oral suspension from the week beginning 10 June 2019. This is due to a manufacturing delay. Pfizer expect it will be out of stock until the end of July 2019.
May 22 2019:
15mg Gabitril tablets are still out of stock, and the 5mg tablets are now out of stock as well. Teva says they expect to have both strengths back in stock sometime between July and September 2019.
The 10mg tablets are in stock.
April 2 2019: Gabitril (tiagabine) 15mg tablets are temporarily out of stock. Teva, the company that makes Gabitril, expects to have them back in stock towards the end of May 2019.
Teva zonisamide capsules are temporarily out of stock. Teva expects the 25mg and 100mg capsules to be back in stock at the end of May 2019. The 50mg capsules are expected back at the end of July 2019. Other manufacturer’s versions of zonisamide capsules are available. If you have any concerns about taking a different manufacturers version, speak to your GP, epilepsy nurse or epilepsy specialist.
Update on 7 June 2019
Teva now expects its zonisamide capsules will be out of stock until mid-September 2019. This applies to all strengths.
Sanofi has told us there is a temporary shortage of Epilim Chrono (sodium valproate) tablets in the 500mg and 300mg strengths. This is likely to affect supply for the next 2 weeks. Sanofi was unable to give an exact date of when these tablets would be back to full stock.
Sabril (vigabatrin) tablets have been out of stock in the UK. Sanofi, who make Sabril, have told us the tablets will be back in stock at pharmacists this week.
Update May 3 2019: Pfizer now expects Epanutin Infatabs will be back in stock in November 2019.
Original story March 26 2019: Pfizer, the makers of Epanutin (phenytoin), have told us there will be a temporary shortage of Epanutin 50mg Infatabs. They expect it will be out of stock from 1 May for a few weeks. They do not know the exact date when it will be back in stock.
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