The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply disruption alert for Danazol capsules.
Danazol 100mg and 200mg capsules have been discontinued in the UK and remaining supplies of both strengths are now exhausted.
DHSC has noted in its alert: “Danazol has several licensed indications and off-label uses. The management of patients prescribed danazol for licensed indications will differ to those prescribed danazol for an off-label use.”
A limited quantity of unlicensed supplies of Danazol 100mg and 200mg capsules have been sourced. There is currently no listing on dm+d for the imported product for prescribers to select using their prescribing systems, DHSC said.
If a prescriber wants to prescribe an unlicensed import, a paper prescription should be issued as ‘Danazol 100mg capsules (Special Order) or Danazol 200mg capsules (Special Order) ‘ and endorsed by the pharmacy as a non-Part VIIIB special with…
- Amount dispensed over pack size used
- Invoice price per pack size from which the order was supplied less any discount or rebate
- Manufacturers’/importers’ MHRA licence number
- Batch number of the product supplied.