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Current list of products under export ban due to national shortages

DH: Export ban aims to tackle ongoing shortages and minimise the impact on patients

Following the COVID-19 outbreak, 82 products were added to the list on which there is currently a parallel export ban on March 21 – including paracetamol, insulin and omeprazole.

An initial 23 products were listed on October 4 last year, with more added and removed since.

All the products are at “high risk of parallel export”, due to their prices increasing in EU countries, the Department of Health and Social Care (DH) told C+D in October.

By restricting wholesalers from exporting these products, the DH hopes “to tackle ongoing shortages and minimise the impact on patients”, it also said.

The list (below) will be updated with each product that the DH subjects to export restrictions, and applies to all medicines containing the active ingredients, whether generic or branded.

Date of export ban
Drug
Form
21/03/2020
Voriconazole
all
21/03/2020
Vancomycin
all
21/03/2020
Tinzaparin
all
21/03/2020
Terlipressin
all
21/03/2020
Teicoplanin
all
21/03/2020
Suxamethonium
all
21/03/2020
Sodium lactate
all
21/03/2020
Sodium dihydrogen phosphate
all
21/03/2020
Sodium chloride
all
21/03/2020
Rocuronium
all
21/03/2020
Rifampicin
all
21/03/2020
Remifentanil
all
21/03/2020
Propofol
all
21/03/2020
Prismocitrate 18/0
all
21/03/2020
PrismOcal B22
all
21/03/2020
Prismasol 4
all
21/03/2020
Prednisolone
all
21/03/2020
Potassium chloride
all
21/03/2020
Potassium chloride
all
21/03/2020
Plasma-Lyte
all
21/03/2020
Piperacillin
all
21/03/2020
Paracetamol
all
21/03/2020
Pantoprazole
all
21/03/2020
Oxycodone
all
21/03/2020
Ondansetron
all
21/03/2020
Ondansetron
all
21/03/2020
Omeprazole
all
21/03/2020
Noradrenaline
all
21/03/2020
Morphine sulfate
all
21/03/2020
Morphine
all
21/03/2020
Monosul
all
21/03/2020
Milrinone
all
21/03/2020
Midazolam
all
21/03/2020
Micafungin
all
21/03/2020
Metoclopramide
all
21/03/2020
Meropenem
all
21/03/2020
Magnesium
all
21/03/2020
Lorazepam
all
21/03/2020
Linezolid
all
21/03/2020
Levofloxacin
all
21/03/2020
Lansoprazole
all
21/03/2020
Lactasol
all
21/03/2020
Ketamine
all
21/03/2020
Insulin
all
21/03/2020
Hydrocortisone
all
21/03/2020
Heparin sodium
all
21/03/2020
Hemosol B0
all
21/03/2020
Hemolactol
all
21/03/2020
Granisetron
all
21/03/2020
Glyceryl trinitrate
all
21/03/2020
Gentamicin
all
21/03/2020
Furosemide
all
21/03/2020
Flucloxacillin
all
21/03/2020
Fentanyl
all
21/03/2020
Esomeprazole
all
21/03/2020
Esmolol
all
21/03/2020
Erythromycin
all
21/03/2020
Epoprostenol
all
21/03/2020
Enoxaparin
all
21/03/2020
Dobutamine
all
21/03/2020
Dexmedetomidine
all
21/03/2020
Dalteparin
all
21/03/2020
Cyclizine
all
21/03/2020
Co-amoxiclav
all
21/03/2020
Clonidine
all
21/03/2020
Clarithromycin
all
21/03/2020
Cisatracurium
all
21/03/2020
Cefuroxime
all
21/03/2020
Ceftriaxone
all
21/03/2020
Ceftazidime
all
21/03/2020
Caspofungin
all
21/03/2020
Calcium
all
21/03/2020
Atracurium
all
21/03/2020
Argipressin
all
21/03/2020
Anidulafungin
all
21/03/2020
Amoxicillin
all
21/03/2020
Amiodarone
all
21/03/2020
Amikacin
all
21/03/2020
Alfentanil
all
21/03/2020
Albumin
all
21/03/2020
Accusol 35
all
14/03/2020
Hydroxychloroquine
all
26/02/2020
Azathioprine
tablets
26/02/2020
Chloroquine phosphate
any
26/02/2020
Lopinavir with ritonavir
any
05/12/2019
Colestyramine
sachets
05/12/2019
Fluticasone propionate
nasules
14/11/2019
Hepatitis A and B vaccine
any
06/11/2019
Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine
any
06/11/2019
Misoprostol
tablet
06/11/2019
Measles, mumps and rubella vaccine
any
18/10/2019
Ranitidine
any
18/10/2019
Norethisterone
any
18/10/2019
Beclometasone dipropionate (QVAR)
inhaler
18/10/2019
Alprostadil
any
04/10/2019
Tibolone
any
04/10/2019
Rivaroxaban
tablet
04/10/2019
Progesterone
any
04/10/2019
Prazosin
tablet
04/10/2019
Ospemifene
any
04/10/2019
Oseltamivir
any
04/10/2019
Medroxyprogesterone
any
04/10/2019
Levonorgestrel
any
04/10/2019
Hepatitis B vaccine
any
04/10/2019
Estriol
any
04/10/2019
Estradiol/ norgestrel
any
04/10/2019
Estradiol/ norethisterone acetate
any
04/10/2019
Estradiol valerate/ medroxyprogesterone
any
04/10/2019
Estradiol valerate
any
04/10/2019
Estradiol hemihydrate/ norethisterone acetate
any
04/10/2019
Estradiol hemihydrate/ levonorgestrel
any
04/10/2019
Estradiol hemihydrate/ dydrogesterone
any
04/10/2019
Estradiol hemihydrate
any
04/10/2019
Estradiol
any
04/10/2019
Conjugated oestrogen/ medroxyprogesterone
any
04/10/2019
Conjugated oestrogen/ bazedoxifene
any
04/10/2019
Conjugated oestrogen
any
04/10/2019
Adrenaline
auto-injector
1 Comments
Question: 
Have you experienced shortages of medicines on the list?

How High?, Community pharmacist

About 6 months too late. 

Fingers on the pulse as usual but hey "Let's Get Brexit Done" then we can concentrate on the things that really matter........ ;)

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