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The Department of Health and Social Care (DH) has issued a medicine supply notification for Dulcolax 5mg,10mg suppositories of Sanofi.

Dulcolax 5mg suppositories are out of stock until and are expected to return to pharmacy shelves in January.

Dulcolax 10mg suppositories are currently facing supply disruption. Limited supplies of the product are expected in January, followed by full supplies in March.

Product details

Product Supplier Current Stock Position Anticipated resupply date
Bisacodyl 5mg suppositories Sanofi Out of stock Early January 2021
Bisacodyl 10mg suppositories Sanofi Out of stock Limited supplies expected January 2021, full resupplies expected March 2021
Martindale Discontinued N/A


The DH has also issued a medicine supply notification update for Ferrous Fumarate 322mg/Folic Acid 350mcg (Pregaday) tablets of Recipharm.

Pregaday tablets will be out of stock until mid December.

The UKMI have provided clinical advice on switching to alternative iron and folic acid containing products.

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