Medicine Supply Notification: Colestipol (Colestid® ) orange and plain 5g granules sachets

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Colestipol (Colestid® ) orange and plain 5g granules sachets.


Tier 2 – medium impact

Date of issue 26th May 2022

  • Colestipol (Colestid®) Orange sachets have been discontinued with remaining supplies expected to
    be exhausted by late July 2022.
  • Colestipol (Colestid®) Plain sachets have also been discontinued following a long period of out of stock.
  • Other bile-acid sequestrants remain available and can support the uplift in demand.

Supporting Information

Please see the SPS MI memo for further information on prescribing alternative bile-acid sequestrants.

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.

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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