Menadiol 10mg tablets supply issue

Menadiol 10mg tablets supply issue

March 23, 2018

PSNC has become aware that Alliance Pharmaceuticals Ltd has transferred the production of its licensed Menadiol Diphosphate Tablets 10mg to another site but delays mean that it is likely to be out of stock until October 2018.

In the meantime, Alliance are going to supply the equivalent unlicensed Menadiol Diphosphate Tablets 10mg, which will be available until the licensed product returns to stock.  The unlicensed product is available to order from Alliance Healthcare Distribution Limited.

Paper prescriptions
As an interim measure, pharmacy teams are advised to refer paper prescriptions back to the prescriber to be annotated with ‘unlicensed special’ in the main body, preferably on the top line next to the name of the generic.

EPS prescriptions
At present there is no dm+d listing for the unlicensed Menadiol 10mg tablets so any EPS prescriptions would need to be returned to the spine and a paper prescription as above, issued for the unlicensed medicine in order to ensure correct reimbursement.

Endorsements required for an unlicensed medicine not listed in Part VIIIB of the Drug Tariff are below:

  • 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

Pharmacy teams are reminded to place prescriptions for unlicensed medicines in the red separators for end of month submission.

Please contact Alliance Pharma on +44 [0]1249 466966 or for further information.


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