Medicine Supply Notification: Zopiclone 3.75mg tablets

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Zopiclone 3.75mg tablets.

MSN/2023/006

Tier 2 – medium impact

Date of issue 3rd February 2023

  • Zopiclone 3.75mg tablets are out of stock from 30th January until mid-February 2023.
  • Certain brands of zopiclone 7.5mg tablets, which include a break line and can be halved into equal doses, remain available and can support a full uplift in demand.
  • If the above option is unsuitable, zolpidem 5mg tablets remain available.

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.