Medicine Supply Notification: Latanoprost (Monopost®) 50 microgram/ml eye drops 0.2 ml unit dose (preservative free)

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Latanoprost (Monopost®) 50 microgram/ml eye drops 0.2 ml unit dose (preservative free).

MSN/2023/023

Tier 3 – high impact

Date of issue 27th February 2023

  • Latanoprost (Monopost®) 50microgram/ml eye drops 0.2ml unit dose (preservative free) is out of stock until 17th March 2023.
  • Latanoprost 50microgram/ml eye drops which contain a preservative, remain available and will be able to support an increase in demand, but may not be suitable for patients with an allergy or intolerance to the preservative, benzalkonium chloride.
  • Alternative preservative free eye drops containing prostaglandin analogues remain available, but no one product can support an increase in 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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