Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Acebutolol (Sectral®) 100mg and 200mg capsules and 400mg tablets.

Update to MSN/2021/051

Tier 2 – medium impact

Date of issue 17th August 2022

Following discontinuation of acebutolol (Sectral®) 100mg capsules, Neon Healthcare have now discontinued 200mg capsules and 400mg tablets, with stocks already exhausted.

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.

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