Medicine Supply Notification: Dulcolax (bisacodyl) 5mg and 10mg suppositories – Updated

Medicine Supply Notification: Dulcolax (bisacodyl) 5mg and 10mg suppositories – Updated

January 14, 2021

Update (14/01/2021)Due to changes in the availability of Bisacodyl suppositories – an updated overview can be found below:

Product Supplier Current Stock Position Anticipated resupply date
Bisacodyl 5mg suppositories Sanofi Out of stock Early March 2021
Bisacodyl 10mg suppositories Sanofi Out of stock Limited supplies expected early February 2021, full resupplies expected March 2021
Martindale Discontinued N/A

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Dulcolax (bisacodyl) 5mg suppositories

Dulcolax 5mg suppositories are out of stock until early December 2020

Dulcolax 10mg suppositories remain available

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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