Shortage of HRT drugs in Guernsey

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There is a shortage of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) drugs in Guernsey.

HRT users are being urged to speak to their doctor about alternative treatments.

A major supplier of HRT patches is currently experiencing low stocks in Guernsey, the UK and across Europe.

The issue has been ongoing for a matter of months.

We have a great deal of sympathy for those who are being affected by the HRT shortage and we know this is far from ideal.

Unfortunately we are being caught up in what is a Europe-wide issue.

The best thing to do is to go to your GP to discuss alternatives, as the appropriate alternative will vary from patient to patient.

– Ed Freestone, Chief Pharmacist, Health & Social Care

The temporary shortage of products is being caused by manufacturing and supply issues says the British Menopause Society.

HRT products and availability:

Companies with currently no shortage of products:

The problems in Guernsey are not connected to the UK’s preparations to leave the European Union, says the States.

The British Menopause Society has published updated advice on HRT supply shortages which can be found at thebms.org.uk

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