Slo-phyllin (Theophylline) 60mg/125mg/250mg capsules (Merck) – Discontinued

Slo-phyllin (Theophylline) 60mg/125mg/250mg capsules (Merck) – Discontinued

November 28, 2019

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) have today advised that Slo-phyllin (Theophylline) capsules are discontinued due to manufacturing issues. Merck anticipate estimated out of stock dates from the end of November.

Limited stock is available to order directly from Merck’s customer services, if unavailable from wholesalers.

Prescribers will need to review and switch all affected patients who still require theophylline, from Slophyllin® to alternative preparations.

Full information can be found in the alert here. 

The DHSC Medicine Supply Team provide a monthly update on potential supply issues affecting both primary and secondary care. Updates can be found 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.


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