Medicine Supply Notification-Mesalazine (Asacol) 800mg MR gastro-resistant tablets


Department of Health and Social Care has issued a medicine supply notification for Mesalazine (Asacol) 800mg MR gastro-resistant tabletsTier 2 – medium impact

Date of issue 6th October 2021


  • Asacol® 800mg MR gastro-resistant tablets are out of stock from early October 2021 with a resupply date to be confirmed.
  • Asacol® 400mg MR gastro-resistant tablets remain available but cannot support full demand for the Asacol® 800mg strength tablets.
  • Octasa® MR 400mg and 800mg tablets remain available and can support full demand for the Asacol® 800mg strength tablets
  • Other mesalazine tablet preparations, with different release characteristics, remain available should there be difficulties sourcing Octasa® MR tablets or Asacol® 400mg MR tablets.

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