Sinemet – Updated supply notice and change of appearance

Sinemet – Updated supply notice and change of appearance

August 6, 2019

Further to our news story of 17th May 2019, Merck Sharp and Dohme Limited (MSD) have provided the following updated supply information.

Supply Update

Merck Sharp & Dohme Limited (MSD) are still experiencing intermittent supply issues which are expected to continue until September 2019 with the following products:

  • Sinemet  10mg/100mg 10×10 tablets.
  • Sinemet Plus 25mg/100mg 10×10 tablets.

MSD have confirmed the following Sinemet products should now be available:

  • Sinemet Half CR 25mg/100mg 6×10 tablets.
  • Sinemet 25mg/250mg 10×10 tablets.
  • Sinemet 12.5mg/50mg 9×10 tablets.
  • Sinemet CR 50mg/200mg 6×10 tablets.

Change of appearance

With a view to providing a more consistent supply MSD have moved manufacturing of 3 Sinemet products to another manufacturing site. This move means that the appearance of 3 Sinemet products will change from round to oval.

The 3 products that will change their appearance from early May are:

  • Sinemet 10mg/100mg tablets
  • Sinemet 25mg/250mg tablets
  • Sinemet Plus 25mg/100mg tablets

For more information and news on Sinemet visit the Parkinson’s UK website.

Please visit the MSD supply page for the latest updates here or contact MSD UK customer services on 01992 452094 (during public holidays contact MSD UK switchboard on 01992 467272).


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