Over the past few months we have been receiving an increasing number of reports and enquiries from people with lupus who have been struggling to obtain the generic version of hydroxychloroquine made by Zentiva. We have now been informed by Zentiva Customer Services that this was due to a systems issue at distribution centres which is largely resolved.
Due to the large number of reports, Zentiva have now 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.
If you require the Zentiva version of hydroxychloroquine tablets and your pharmacist has any difficulty obtaining them, the product description is:“HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULPHATE (ZENTIVA) 200MG FILM COATED” and the ‘PIP number’ (product code) is 1201730. If for any reason they cannot find the product on their system they can ring the customer service line on 0800 854 431.
For further information about the different versions of generic hydroxychloroquine tablets, please take a look at our article HERE.