Medicine Supply Notification: Sulfasalazine (Salazopyrin® ) 500mg tablets

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a Medicine Supply Notification (MSN) for Sulfasalazine (Salazopyrin® ) 500mg tablets.


Tier 2 – medium impact

Date of issue: 16/03/2022

  • Sulfasalazine (Salazopyrin®) 500mg tablets are out of stock until w/c 21 March 2022.
  • Generic versions of sulfasalazine 500mg tablets remain available.
  • SPS MI have advised there are no known differences in bioavailability between the branded and generic products and they can be considered interchangeable.
  • A Serious Shortage Protocol (SSP) was issued on 16 March 2022.

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. To access the Tool you will be required to register with the SPS website.

New shortages not listed on the SPS website, can be reported using our shortage reporting tool.

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