MIMS has contacted manufacturers of alendronic acid to confirm the current stock situation. Organon says Fosamax Once Weekly (alendronate sodium) is out of stock until mid- to late July. Accord advises that its generic alendronic acid 70mg tablets will be unavailable until September 2022.
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However, Milpharm has confirmed it has stock of generic alendronic acid 70mg tablets and Thornton & Ross reports it has 'plenty of stock' of Binosto 70mg effervescent tablets. Rosemont says its 70mg/100ml oral solution is also available.
Prescribers have warned there could be knock-on shortages of other bisphosphonates as a result of the alendronate issues. The MIMS drug shortages tracker will continue to be updated to reflect the information we receive on this and any other shortages affecting UK medicines.