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Some versions of levetiracetam out of stock

10 Jul 2017

The following versions of levetiracetam are currently out of stock in the UK:

Accord 100mg tablets. Accord does not know when they will be back in stock.

Accord 250mg tablets. Due back in stock from October 2017.

Accord 500mg tablets. Due back in stock from August 2017.

Accord 750mg tablets. Accord does not know when they will be back in stock.

Accord 1000mg tablets. Accord does not know when they will be back in stock.

Actavis 250mg tablets. Actavis does not know when they will be back in stock.

Prolonged release acetazolamide capsules out of stock

6 Jul 2017

The following prolonged release acetazolamide capsules are out of stock in the UK:

    • Diamox SR 250mg prolonged release capsules, made by Concordia International
    • Eytazox 250mg prolonged release capsules, made by Auden McKenzie

Both companies expect to have these medicines back in stock at the end of September.

Normal release acetazolamide tablets, called Diamox without SR in the name, are still in stock.

Pregabalin supply problems

16 Jun 2017

Some versions of pregabalin are low in stock.

Pfizer’s liquid version of pregabalin – called Lyrica – is low in stock. This is because of a problem with the bottle closure. Pfizer are not expecting any new stock until at least July 2017.

TEVA’s version of pregabalin is also very low in stock in all doses. TEVA do not know when they will have more in stock.

Other versions of pregabalin marketed by Actavis (under the brand name Lecaent) and Consilient (under the brand name Rewisca) currently have no supply problems.

Emeside syrup discontinued

28 Apr 2017

Essential Pharma has discontinued its version of ethosuximide syrup, Emeside.

If you take Emeside syrup, you will need to switch to a generic version of ethosuximide syrup. This is because the other branded version of the syrup, called Zarontin, has also been discontinued.

If you have any concerns about this, speak to your doctor, epilepsy nurse of pharmacist. 

Zarontin syrup discontinued

13 Apr 2017

The medicine company Pfizer has stopped making its version of ethosuximide syrup, called Zarontin.

If you take Zarontin, you will need to switch to a different manufacturer’s version of ethosuximide syrup.

If you have any concerns about this, speak to your doctor, epilepsy nurse or pharmacist.

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