Medicine Supply Notification: Glycerol 1g and 4g suppositories

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Glycerol 1g and 4g suppositories.


Tier 2 – medium impact

Date of issue 10th May 2022

  • Glycerol 1g suppositories are out of stock until mid-June 2022.
  • Glycerol 4g suppositories are in limited supply until mid-May 2022.
  • Glycerol 2g suppositories remain available and can support an increase in demand in place of the 1g

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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