Medicine Supply Notification: Alfuzosin 10mg modified release tablets

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Alfuzosin 10mg modified release tablets.


Tier 2 – medium impact

Date of issue 12th April 2023

  • There is limited supply of alfuzosin 10mg modified release tablets until w/c 15th May 2023.
  • Alternative alpha-adrenoceptor blockers licensed for the symptomatic treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and for off-label use in acute urinary retention associated with BPH remain available.

A copy of this medicine supply notification, including further information for pharmacy teams, has been sent to all pharmacy NHS email addresses.

DHSC and NHSE/I have now launched an online Medicines Supply Tool, which provides up to date information about medicine supply issues. The contents of these MSNs can now be viewed on the Tool.

The Tool also details any changes to resupply dates and updates to the entries.

To access the Tool 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.

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