Medicine Supply Notification: Midazolam (Epistatus® ) 5mg/0.5ml oromucosal solution pre-filled oral syringes

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Midazolam (Epistatus®) 5mg/0.5ml oromucosal solution pre-filled oral syringes.

MSN/2024/025

Tier 2 – medium impact

Date of issue: 27th February 2024

  • Midazolam (Epistatus®) 5mg/0.5ml oromucosal solution pre-filled oral syringes are currently out of stock. Resupply date of this product is to be confirmed.
  • Midazolam (Buccolam® and generic) 5mg/1ml oromucosal solution pre-filled oral syringes 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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