Unavailable Treatments

Unfortunately, treatments and over-the-counter products occasionally become unavailable for a variety of reasons.

See below for updates on the unavailable treatments that we are aware of, but please do get in touch with us if you become aware of an issue that is not listed below. We are not always contacted by treatment manufacturers when there is an availability concern, and so we do rely on the information of our supporters.

Exorex Moisturising Cream

In April 2020 we contacted Teva UK Limited, the manufacturer of Exorex Moisturising Cream, to ask for an update following recent availability issues with the product.

Teva UK confirmed that Exorex Moisturising Cream is now back in stock in both 100g and 250g sizes and is on its way to suppliers.

Please note that this update refers to Exorex Moisturising Cream only, there are no issues with the availability of Exorex Lotion.

If you have any questions or would like further information, the manufacturer can be contacted directly either by phone on 0800 590 502 (stock availability), or by email at medinfo@tevauk.com (medical information).

Bettamousse Foam

Following ongoing availability issues with the potent topical corticosteroid scalp treatment, Bettamousse 0.1% Cutaneous Foam (betamethasone valerate), we contacted the manufacturer, RPH Pharmaceuticals AB, for an update in March 2020.

RPH confirmed that stock of Bettamousse Foam had been released from their warehouse to the wholesalers on the 4th March 2020, but the product seems to be taking time to reach pharmacies. Whilst Bettamousse Foam should now be available, RPH suggest that people who are having difficulty obtaining the product ask their pharmacy to contact their local supplier to order in stock.

If you have any questions or would like further information, the manufacturer can be contacted directly either by phone on 0845 023 0467, or by email at customer.care@recipharm.com.

Alphosyl 2 in 1 Medicated Shampoo

We contacted Omega Pharma Ltd, the Market Authorisation Holder of Alphosyl 2 in 1 Medicated Shampoo, for an update in early March 2020 following recent availability issues.

Omega confirmed that they are still experiencing supply issues with the coal-tar based shampoo and that the product has been delayed by approximately 10 weeks. According to this latest update Alphosyl is expected to return to market by the end of May 2020.

If you have any questions or would like further information, you can contact Omega Pharma by phone on +44 (0) 203 598 9603 (Customer Care) or email at UKLOcustomerservice@perrigo.com (medical information).

Ceanel Shampoo

In February 2020, we contacted Alliance Pharmaceuticals, manufacturer of the medicated scalp shampoo, Ceanel Concentrate, for an update on the product which has been unavailable since 2018. They confirmed that they are still unable to source the raw materials required for its manufacture and, as such, Ceanel remains out of production and is unlikely to be available again in the near future.

In the meantime, Alliance Pharma recommends that anyone affected by the unavailability of Ceanel Shampoo discusses suitable alternatives with their GP or Pharmacist.

If you have any questions or would like further information, the manufacturer can be contacted directly either by phone on 01249 466 966, or by email at medinfo@alliancepharma.co.uk.

Calmurid Cream

In January 2020 we contacted Galderma, the manufacturer of the urea and lactic acid based cream, Calmurid, regarding issues with its availability.

Galderma confirmed that Calmurid has been discontinued, and their medical information team offered the following statement:

'I can confirm that due to a number of reasons wholly beyond our control and after careful consideration of all possible options, a company decision at global level has been taken to discontinue all strengths of Calmurid.

One ingredient of Calmurid (DEA (diethanolamine) and Cocamide DEA) has triggered a safety concern via the regulatory authorities. As safety is our primary priority, Calmurid will not be further produced.

We apologise most sincerely for any inconvenience caused by this and thank you for your understanding.'

If you have any questions or would like further information, the manufacturer can be contacted directly either by phone on 01923 208 950, or by email at info.uk@galderma.com.

Clarelux Foam

In January 2020, Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmetique, the manufacturer of topical corticosteroid treatment, Clarelux foam, contacted us with an update on the availability of the product.

They confirmed that stocks of the product, which were expected to return to pharmacies in January 2020, have been delayed, and they do not know when Clarelux will return to stock.

If you have any questions or would like further information, the manufacturer can be contacted directly either by phone on 0208 731 3322, or by email at medicalinformation@pierre-fabre.co.uk.

Aquamol Emollient Cream

In July 2019 we learned that Thornton and Ross Ltd had announced the withdrawal of Aquamol Emollient Cream from manufacture due to poor demand for the product.

They told the Psoriasis Association 'the minimum volumes that we have to produce on a production run are far higher than demand and as such it wasn't viable to continue producing the product'.

If anyone has any questions, or would like to know more you can get in touch with the manufacturer directly either by phone on 01484 848 164, or by email at thorntonross@medinformation.co.uk

We advise anyone affected by the discontinuation of Aquamol Emollient Cream to speak to their GP about alternative emollients that are available.

Dovobet Gel Applicator

Dovobet Gel Applicator (website news) 1In Jun 2019, LEO Pharma announced plans to phase out its Dovobet Gel (calcipotriol/betamethasone dipropionate gel) applicator from the beginning of summer 2019 in the UK, and autumn 2019 in Ireland. This decision was taken due to a lack of demand for the applicator. Please note that Dovobet Gel remains available in bottles.

LEO apologised for any inconvenience caused by this product discontinuation, and recommended that anybody affected visits their healthcare professional to discuss their individual needs and preferences for the management of their psoriasis.

If you have any questions or would like further information, the manufacturer can be contacted directly either by phone on 01844 347 333, or by email at medical-info.uk@leo-pharma.com if you are in the UK.

If you are based in Ireland, you can reach LEO Pharma's Medical Information team either by phone on +353 1 490 89, or by email at medical-info.ie@leo-pharma.com.

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