Medicine Supply Notification: Formoterol (Oxis® 6 Turbohaler) 6micrograms/dose dry powder inhaler

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for: Formoterol (Oxis® 6 Turbohaler) 6micrograms/dose dry powder inhaler.

MSN/2024/018

Tier 2 – medium impact

Date of issue: 12th February 2024

  • Formoterol (Oxis® 6 Turbohaler) 6micrograms/dose dry powder inhalers are out of stock until mid March 2024.
  • Formoterol (Oxis® 12 Turbohaler) 12micrograms/dose dry powder inhalers remain available and can support increased demand.
  • Alternative inhalers remain available and can support increased demand.

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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