Shortage of bezafibrate 200mg tablets

· London and South East Regional Medicines Information

Teva, the sole UK supplier of the 200mg tablets are currently out of stock and the next delivery is not expected until late July/early August 2019. This memo advises on the use of alternative fibrate preparations, and also highlights that this represents an opportunity to review patients  to ensure they are being prescribed it for a valid indication as NICE no longer recommend the routine use of fibrates for CVD prevention.


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