Medicine Supply Notification: Vigabatrin (Sabril®) 500mg tablets

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Vigabatrin (Sabril®) 500mg tablets.

MSN/2023/003

Tier 2 – medium impact

Date of issue 17th January 2023

  • Vigabatrin (Sabril®) 500mg tablets are out of stock until w/c 3rd March 2023.
  • An alternative formulation of the Sabril® brand of vigabatrin is the 500mg granules, which remain available, and will be able to support a full uplift in demand.

A copy of this medicine supply notification, including further information for pharmacy teams, 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.