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Originator: DHSC & NHS England and Improvement: Supply disruption alert

Issue date: 23-Dec-2019 15:12:11

This alert has been issued to:
  • Care Trusts
  • Mental Health Trusts
  • Specialists Trusts
  • NHS Regional Offices
  • Learning Disabilities Trusts
  • Mental Health & Social Care Trusts
  • Ambulance Trusts
  • Mental Health & Learning Disabilities Trusts
  • Acute Trusts
  • Community Trusts

  • MHRA (Medicines) Drug Alerts (Various Recipients)
  • Other contacts
  • Independent Healthcare Providers (registered with CAS)
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • Social Care Providers (registered with CAS)
  • MHRA (Medicines) Drug Alerts - Non-NHS Recipients
  • GP - Locum
  • NHS 111 and Out of hours providers
  • GP Practices
  • DHSC Supply Disruption - Medicines

Action category: Action

Title: Convulex (Valproic acid) 150mg, 300mg and 500mg capsules - Supply Disruption Alert

Broadcast content:
The following presentations of Convulex® (valproic acid) capsules are likely to be out of stock until April 2020:
  • Convulex® 150mg capsules – anticipated out of stock week commencing 30th December 2019 
  • Convulex® 300mg capsules – anticipated out of stock week commencing 10th February 2020
  • Convulex® 500mg capsules – currently out of stock.
This alert contains advice on the management of affected patients.

Alert reference: SDA/2019/012

Action underway deadline: 30-Dec-2019

Action complete deadline: 30-Apr-2020


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