Medicine Supply Notification: Selegiline (Eldepryl® ) 5mg and 10mg tablets

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Selegiline (Eldepryl®) 5mg and 10mg tablets.

MSN/2022/112

Tier 2 – medium impact

Date of issue 23rd December 2022

  • Selegiline (Eldepryl®) 5mg and 10mg tablets are out of stock until April 2023.
  • Rasagiline 1mg tablets remain available and can support a full uplift in demand.
  • Selegiline oral suspensions are available via specials manufacturers.
  • Where these are not suitable, unlicensed supplies of selegiline (Eldepryl®) 5mg and 10mg tablets may be sourced, lead times vary.

The following specialist importers and specials manufacturers have confirmed they can source unlicensed Selegiline (Eldepryl®) 5mg and 10mg tablets and various presentations of selegiline oral suspension (please note there may be other companies that can also source supplies):

If there is currently no listing on dm+d for the imported product for prescribers to select using their prescribing systems an EPS prescription for unlicensed Selegiline 5mg or 10mg tablets cannot be issued. Where a prescriber wishes to prescribe a specially manufactured product, an FP10 paper prescription should be issued as ‘Selegiline 5mg or 10mg tablets (Special Order)‘ and endorsed by the pharmacy as a non-Part VIIIB special with the following information:

  • 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

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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