Medicine Supply Notification: Clomifene (Clomid® ) 50mg tablets

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Clomifene (Clomid®) 50mg tablets.

MSN/2023/056

Tier 2 – medium impact

Date of issue 5th June 2023

  • Sanofi will be out of stock of clomifene (Clomid®) 50mg tablets from w/c 12 June 2023 until w/c 18 September 2023.
  • Generic clomifene 50mg tablets remain available from Wockhardt who are able to partially uplift supplies until end of July 2023.
  • Unlicensed supplies of clomifene 50mg tablets may be sourced, lead times vary.
  • Alternative medicines for use in infertility remain available.

Unlicensed imports

The following specialist importers have confirmed they can source unlicensed clomifene 50mg tablets (please note there may be other companies that can also source supplies):

If there is currently no listing on dm+d for the imported product for prescribers to select using their prescribing systems an EPS prescription for unlicensed clomifene 50mg tablets cannot be issued. Where a prescriber wishes to prescribe a specially manufactured or imported product, an FP10 paper prescription should be issued as ‘ clomifene 50mg tablets (Special Order)‘ and endorsed by the pharmacy as a non-Part VIIIB special with the following information:

  • Amount dispensed over pack size used;
  • Invoice price per pack size from which the order was supplied less any discount or rebate;
  • Manufacturers’/importers’ MHRA licence number;
  • Batch number of the product supplied;
  • SP

A copy of this medicine supply notification, including further information, 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.

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