Medicine Supply Notification: Paracetamol 120mg and 240mg suppositories

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Paracetamol 120mg and 240mg suppositories.


Tier 2 – medium impact

Date of issue 26th January 2022

  • Paracetamol 120mg and 240mg suppositories are out of stock until w/c 21st February 2022
  • Paracetamol 125mg and 250mg suppositories remain available and can support a full uplift in demand.
  • A Serious Shortage Protocol (SSP) was issued on 25/01/2022.

A copy of this medicine supply notification, including further information, has been sent to all pharmacy NHS email addresses.

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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