Medicine Supply Notification: Tegretol® (carbamazepine) 200mg and 400mg prolonged release tablets

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for: Tegretol® (carbamazepine) 200mg and 400mg prolonged release tablets.

MSN/2024/004

Tier 2 – medium impact

Date of issue: 10th January 2024

  • Tegretol® (carbamazepine) 200mg prolonged release (PR) tablets are out of stock until mid-January 2024. Once back in stock, supplies can support the shortage of Tegretol® (carbamazepine) 400mg PR tablets.
  • Tegretol® (carbamazepine) 400mg PR tablets remain available but cannot support an uplift in demand and will be out of stock from w/e 12th January until w/c 29th January 2024.
  • Tegretol® (carbamazepine) immediate release (IR) tablets remain available and can support increased demand.
  • Curatil® (carbamazepine) 200mg PR tablets remain available but can only support increased demand in secondary care.

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.