Medicine Supply Notification: Ethinylestradiol 20microgram / Drospirenone 3mg (Eloine® ) tablets

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Ethinylestradiol 20microgram / Drospirenone 3mg (Eloine®) tablets.


Tier 2 – medium impact

Date of issue 1st June 2023

  • Ethinylestradiol 20microgram / Drospirenone 3mg (Eloine®) tablets are out of stock from late-June 2023 until late-August 2023.
  • Alternative combined oral contraceptives (COC) 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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