Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Ofloxacin 200mg tablets.


Tier 2 – medium impact

Date of issue 27th October 2022

Ofloxacin 200mg tablets are out of stock from mid-November until mid-December 2022.
Alternative fluoroquinolone antibiotics are available and can support a full uplift in demand.
If alternative fluoroquinolones are unsuitable, Viatris (Mylan) ofloxacin 400mg tablets remain available and will be able to partially support an uplift in demand. This preparation includes a break line and can be divided into equal doses.

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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