Medicine Supply Notification: Alliance Calcium Syrup (calcium gluconate 544mg/5ml calcium lactate 276mg/5ml oral solution)

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Alliance Calcium Syrup (calcium gluconate 544mg/5ml calcium lactate 276mg/5ml oral solution)

Date of issue: 27/05/2021

Tier 2 – medium impact

  • Alliance Calcium Syrup® is out of stock until mid-September 2021
  • Patients in primary care should be referred back to secondary care centres for review and management during the out of stock period.
  • Any remaining supplies of Alliance Calcium Syrup® should be reserved for neonates and patients in whom alternative options are not appropriate.
  • All other patients should be switched to an alternative calcium formulation.

Alternative treatment options can be found on the Specialist Pharmacy Service (SPS) website

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.

New shortages not listed on the SPS website, can be reported using our shortage reporting tool

 

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