Salbutamol with ipratropium bromide (Duolin HFA inhaler): Supply issue resolved

Supply issue Active

Rex Medical has advised that, due to increased demand, there was a supply issue affecting the Duolin HFA inhaler.

18 April 2024 update

Rex Medical that stock has arrived and has been released to wholesalers. It can take up to two weeks for stock to move through the supply chain to pharmacies around the motu. 

Affected product

  • Chemical: Salbutamol with ipratropium bromide 
  • Brand: Duolin HFA
  • Presentation: Inhaler
  • Pharmacode: 2349337

Alternative product

As an alternative, patients could be prescribed a salbutamol inhaler and an ipratropium bromide inhaler in conjunction with each other:

SalAir salbutamol inhalers (Pharmacode: 2404516)(external link)

Atrovent ipratropium bromide inhalers (Pharmacode: 2145782)(external link)

It has been confirmed that there is sufficient stock of both inhalers to meet increased demand.

Resupplied April 2024

As at 18 April 2024, Rex Medical has confirmed that the Duolin inhaler is back in stock and has been released to wholesalers.

Who to contact

If you have concerns regarding the supply of Duolin, contact Rex Medical: 0800 739 633

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