Hi all, Today I phoned my consultant to inform them of the problem getting my Plaquinel from the pharmacy due to Sanofi de-branding it. My consultant said didnt even know and told me to go straight to GP so to be armed and ready with all my information i contacted SANOFI whos sister company ZENTIVA are producing the same formula. When you contact you GP Zentiva have told me the following.
Need to ask for : HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULPHATE (ZENTIVA) 200MG FILM COATED
The product code for the product is what they call a pip number as is 1201730 this will make it easier for the pharmacy if they have any problems finding it.
If for any reason they can not get the product on their system they can ring the customer service line on 01483- 505515.
Hope this helps its crazy to think if it wasn't for Lupus Uk we wouldnt know about this change, as most consultants still don't know.