Medicine Supply Notification: Piroxicam (Feldene Melt® ) 20mg orodispersible tablets

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Piroxicam (Feldene Melt®) 20mg orodispersible tablets.


Tier 2 – medium impact

Date of issue 15th February 2022

  •  Feldene Melt® (piroxicam 20mg orodispersible tablets) are out of stock until late April 2022.
  •  Piroxicam 10mg and 20mg capsules remain available and can support an uplift in demand during
    this period.
  •  Other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) remain available, including orodispersible and liquid presentations, as well as licensed solid dosage forms.

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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