Medicine Supply Notification: Dalteparin (Fragmin® ) 10,000units/1ml solution for injection ampoule

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Dalteparin (Fragmin®) 10,000units/1ml solution for injection ampoule

MSN/2022/109

Tier 3 – high impact

Date of issue 21st December 2022

  • Dalteparin (Fragmin®) 10,000units/1mL solution for injection ampoule has been discontinued. Based on forecasted UK demand, stock will be exhausted by May 2023.
  • Alternative strengths and formulations of dalteparin and other low molecular weight heparins remain available and will be able to support increased demand.

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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