Proctosedyl suppositories: Supply issue resolved
Due to increased demand and shipping delays there will be a short out of stock of Proctosedyl suppositories.
28 July 2021 update
We are advised that stock has arrived and been released to wholesalers
Early August likely for resupply
Sanofi have advised that they are out of stock of Proctosedyl suppositories. While some stock remains in the supply chain, we expect a patient level out of stock by late July. Sanofi anticipate being able to resupply wholesalers by early August.
This supply issue was caused by nearly a doubling of demand and global sea-freight issues.
Proctosedyl ointment is unaffected by this out of stock.
If a suppository is preferred, Ultraproct may be a suitable alternative. Ultraproct ointment and suppositories are fully funded and there is plenty of stock available of Ultraproct.
There is ample stock of Ultraproct suppositories and ointment.
The choice of treatment will depend on individual patient’s circumstances. However, patients will need a new prescription, whether changing to the ointment or changing to Ultraproct.
We appreciate that it is not always easy to change patients onto different medicines and apologise for any inconvenience caused as a result of this out of stock.
Who to contact
If you have questions about the supply of Proctosedyl contact Sanofi or your wholesaler.
If you have questions about the funding of these products, email firstname.lastname@example.org