This is old information but as I thought it was pinned and I now cant find it, I am therefore posting it again.
After speaking with Sanofi-Aventis Medince’s Information Department (the manufacturers of Plaquenil) we have learned that Plaquenil has now been ‘de-branded’ to generic but that the same formulation of the drug will be available through pharmacies if they order Hydroxychloroquine through Zentiva (sister company to Sanofi).
This information will be especially important to those people with lupus who experience negative side-effects from the alternative brand of Hydroxychloroquine, ‘Quinoric’.
If your pharmacist has any difficulty obtaining the Hydroxycloroquine with the same formula from Zentiva, the product description is: “HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULPHATE (ZENTIVA) 200MG FILM COATED” and the ‘PIP number’ (Product Code) is 1201730.
If for any reason they cannot find the product on their system they can ring the customer service line on 0800 854 430.
Update – 11/12/2015
We have been contacted by Sanofi and informed that the supplier AAH is now fully stocked with Zentiva Hydroxychloroquine and have the product available to all pharmacies.