Medicine Supply Notification: Somatropin (Genotropin® MiniQuick) 0.6mg, 1.4mg and (Genotropin® GoQuick) 5.3mg powder and solvent for solution for injection pre-filled disposable devices – Update

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for the Somatropin (Genotropin® MiniQuick) 0.6mg and 1.4mg powder and solvent for solution for injection pre-filled disposable devices.

Somatropin (Genotropin® GoQuick) 5.3mg powder and solvent for solution for injection pre-filled, multi-dose pens

MSN/2023/089

Tier 2 – medium impact

Date of issue 21st September 2023 – updated 18th December 2023

  • Somatropin (Genotropin® MiniQuick) 0.6mg powder and solvent for solution for injection pre-filled disposable devices will be in limited supply until w/c 12th February 2024.
  • Somatropin (Genotropin® MiniQuick) 1.4mg powder and solvent for solution for injection pre-filled disposable (single dose) devices will be in limited supply until w/c 26th February 2024.
  • Somatropin (Genotropin® GoQuick) 5.3mg powder and solvent for solution for injection pre-filled, multi-dose pens will be out of stock until w/c 25th March 2024.
  • The following somatropin preparations remain available and will be able to support increased demand:
    • Somatropin (Genotropin®) 5.3mg and 12mg powder and solvent for solution for injection multi-dose cartridges
    • Somatropin (Genotropin® MiniQuick) 1.2mg, 1.6mg, 1.8mg and 2mg powder and solvent for solution for injection pre-filled disposable (single dose) devices

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