Medicine Supply Notification: Sancuso (granisetron) 3.1mg/24 hours transdermal patches

Medicine Supply Notification: Sancuso (granisetron) 3.1mg/24 hours transdermal patches

January 14, 2021

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a Medicine Supply Notification (MSN) for Sancuso (granisetron) 3.1mg/24 hours transdermal patches

Sancuso® (granisetron) 3.1mg/24 hours transdermal patches are out of stock until mid-February 2021 (other formulations of granisetron (tablets and injection) are not affected).

Specialist importer companies have indicated that unlicensed imports of granisetron 3.1mg/24hours transdermal patches can be sourced.

Further details, including alternative preparations  can be found in the MSN which will have been emailed to community pharmacy teams nhs.net shared mail box directly.

There is not currently a listing on dm+d for the imported product for prescribers to select using their prescribing systems so an EPS prescription for granisetron (Sancuso) 3.1mg/24 hours transdermal patches  (Imported) cannot be issued. If a prescriber is unable to issue an unlicensed EPS prescription in the correct way, then pharmacy teams should contact the prescriber for an FP10 paper prescription to be issued as  ‘granisetron (Sancuso) 3.1mg/24 hours transdermal patches  (Imported) and endorsed by the pharmacy as a non-Part VIIIB special with the following information:FP10 prescription this should be endorsed by the pharmacy as a non-Part VIIIB special with the following information:

  • Amount dispensed over pack size used;
  • Invoice price per pack size from which the order was supplied less any discount or rebate;
  • Manufacturers’/importers’ MHRA licence number;
  • Batch number of the product supplied;
  • SP

The following specialist importers have currently confirmed they can source unlicensed imports of granisetron 3.1mg/24hours transdermal patches, lead times vary (please note, there may be other companies that can also source supplies):

The DHSC Medicine Supply Team provide a monthly update on potential supply issues affecting both primary and secondary care. This update is uploaded on the Specialist Pharmacy Services (SPS) website. To register, you will need  an NHS email address. Once set up and logged in, you will be able to access it online.

New shortages not listed on the SPS website, can be reported using our shortage reporting tool.

 



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