Medicine Supply Notification: Estradot (estradiol hemihydrate) 75micrograms/24 hours patches

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a Medicine Supply Notification (MSN) for Estradot (estradiol hemihydrate) 75micrograms/24 hours patches

MSN/2021/023

Tier 2 – medium impact

Date of issue: 29/04/2021

  • Estradot® 75micrograms/24 hours patches are out of stock until w/c 31 May 2021.
  • Evorel® 75 patches and Estraderm MX 75® patches remain available and can support an increase in demand (each patch contains 75micrograms of estradiol).
  • A Serious Shortage Protocol (SSP) was issued on 29/04/2021.

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.