Medicine Supply Notification: Hydrocortisone 2.5mg Muco-Adhesive Buccal Tablets

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Hydrocortisone 2.5mg Muco-Adhesive Buccal Tablets.


Tier 2 – medium impact

Date of issue 6th June 2022

  • Hydrocortisone 2.5mg muco-adhesive buccal tablets are out of stock until w/c 5th September 2022.
  • Other over-the-counter preparations such as topical anaesthetics, topical analgesics/anti-inflammatory agents and topical antimicrobial agents marketed as oral gels, mouthwashes and oral sprays remain available.
  • Betamethasone soluble tablets for off-label topical use in the treatment of aphthous ulcers remain available.

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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