Medicine Supply Notification: Nalcrom (sodium cromoglicate) 100mg capsules – Updated


08/10/2021 – Licensed generic sodium cromoglicate 100mg capsules are now available through the usual wholesaler channels, using the following order codes: 

AAH – SOD0952A

Alliance – 8037509

Phoenix – 6773774

07/10/2021  Resupply date now expected to be mid December 2021 

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Nalcrom (sodium cromoglicate) 100mg capsules

Nalcrom 100mg capsules will be out of stock until late November 2020

Unlicensed imports of sodium cromoglicate 100mg capsules have been sourced, the following specialist importers have confirmed they can source unlicensed sodium cromoglicate 100mg capsules (please note there may be other companies that can also source supplies):

When prescribing a product that is not licensed in the UK prescribers must indicate on the FP10 prescription that an unlicensed product is required. This can be done by annotating the prescription with the following wording: “special order”.

There is currently no listing on dm+d for the imported product for prescribers to select using their prescribing systems. Where a prescriber wishes to prescribe an unlicensed import, a paper prescription should be issued as ‘Sodium Cromoglicate 100mg capsules (Special Order)‘ and endorsed by the pharmacy as a non-Part VIIIB special with the following:

  • Amount dispensed over pack size used;
  • Invoice price per pack size from which the order was supplied less any discount or rebate;
  • Manufacturers’/importers’ MHRA licence number;
  • Batch number of the product supplied;
  • SP

The DHSC Medicine Supply Team provide a monthly update on potential supply issues affecting both primary and secondary care. This update is uploaded on the Specialist Pharmacy Services (SPS) website. To register, 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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