As many of you will be aware, over the past few months we've been receiving an increasing number of enquiries from people who are struggling to get hold of the brand of hydroxychloroquine that they need (most commonly Zentiva or Blackrock). The conversation has come up in this community a few times. To help answer all of your questions on this topic and provide you with an information sheet to hand to your prescribing doctor and/or pharmacist we have updated and improved the Q&A on our website. This can be accessed at lupusuk.org.uk/hydroxychlor...
Teva UK Limited
We have just confirmed with Teva UK that in April 2019 they discontinued production of their version of the generic 200mg hydroxychloroquine tablets. You can get more information and advice about this at lupusuk.org.uk/teva-hydroxy...
We have now been informed by Zentiva Customer Services that there was a supply disruption which was largely due to a systems issue at distribution centres (now largely resolved).
Due to the large number of reports, Zentiva have prioritised supplying their hydroxychloroquine tablets and the main wholesale suppliers (AAH, Alliance, Phoenix and Testerworld) all have orders that will be fulfilled by around 25th-30th July 2019. Local and hospital pharmacies should be able to place orders with them from around the 25th July 2019. More information and advice is available at lupusuk.org.uk/zentiva-hcq/