Supply Disruption Alert: Morphine Sulphate granules for oral suspension (MST Continus)

Supply Disruption Alert: Morphine Sulphate granules for oral suspension (MST Continus)

February 26, 2021

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply disruption alert for Morphine Sulphate prolonged release granules for oral suspension (MST Continus) .

Alert reference: SDA/2021/04

All strengths of MST Continus® prolonged release granules for oral suspension are being permanently discontinued during 2021 due to difficulty sourcing a key excipient. .

 

Product  Anticipated out of stock date
MST CONTINUS granules for suspension 20mg November 2021
MST CONTINUS granules for suspension 30mg August 2021
MST CONTINUS granules for suspension 60mg June 2021
MST CONTINUS granules for suspension 100mg May 2021
MST CONTINUS granules for suspension 200mg January 2022

Alternative morphine presentations, both prolonged release and immediate release, remain available and will be able to support increased demand.

For further information and for advice on the management of affected patients please view the alert here.

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.

 



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