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Guidance: Medicines that you cannot export from the UK or hoard

Department Of Health

October 30
09:24 2020

List of medicines that cannot be exported from the UK or hoarded

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This document lists the medicines that cannot be exported from the UK or hoarded. The list is updated regularly.

The government has produced guidance on export and hoarding of restricted medicines.

It has also written a letter to holders of a wholesale dealer licence about the restrictions on parallel exports.

Hoarding or exporting a medicine on the list is considered a breach of regulation 43(2) of the Human Medicines Regulations 2012 and a contravention of the wholesale dealer licence and may lead to regulatory action by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), which could include immediate suspension of the wholesale dealer licence.

Published 3 October 2019
Last updated 30 October 2020 +show all updates
  1. 27 medicines have been removed from the list of medicines that cannot be parallel exported from the UK. They are: Alprostadil, Azathioprine, Colecalciferol + Calcium carbonate, Conjugated oestrogens, Conjugated oestrogens + Bazedoxifene, Conjugated oestrogens + Medroxyprogesterone, Dabigatran, Doxycycline, Enoxaparin, Estradiol + Dydrogesterone, Estradiol + Medroxyprogesterone, Estradiol + Norgestrel, Estriol, Furosemide, Hepatitis A + B vaccine, Hydroxychloroquine, Levonorgestrel, Measles + Mumps + Rubella vaccine, Medroxyprogesterone, Meropenem, Misoprostol, Omeprazole, Ospemifene, Prazosin, Progesterone, Teicoplanin and Tibolone.2 medicines have been added to the list: Influenza vaccine and Anakinra. The pharmaceutical forms for Co-trimoxazole and Hydrocortisone have been updated.

  2. Lithium carbonate has been added to the list of medicines.

  3. Two pharmaceutical forms of dexamethasone (oral solution and solution for injection) have been added to the list of medicines. The date of restriction is 00:00am at the start of 16 June 2020.

  4. 33 medicines have been added to the parallel export list and the pharmaceutical forms of 5 medicines have also been updated. Aclidinium bromide, Aclidinium bromide + Formoterol, Atenolol, Azithromycin, Bambuterol, Benralizumab, Bisoprolol, Buprenorphine, Ceftazidime + Avibactam, Cyclizine, Dabigatran etexilate, Dapagliflozin, Dexamethasone, Digoxin, Exenatide, Glycopyrronium bromide, Haloperidol, Hyoscine butylbromide, Ibuprofen, Labetalol, Lisinopril, Metaramino, Metoprolol, Pantoprazole, Roflumilast, Ruxolitinib, Sarilumab, Sodium zirconium cyclosilicate, Ticagrelor, Tiotropium, Tiotropium + Olodaterol and Tocilizumab.

  5. The date of restriction for updates made on 3 April 2020 has been amended.

  6. Discrepancies between 'strength' and 'pharmaceutical form' have been corrected in the list of medicines that cannot be parallel exported from the UK.

  7. 52 medicines have been added to the list of medicines that cannot be parallel exported from the UK, these are: Cefalexin, Codeine, Co-trimoxazole, Diamorphine, Doxycycline, Ipratropium, Salbutamol, Prochlorperazine,Salbutamol + Beclometasone, Salbutamol + IpratropiumTerbutaline, Beclometasone, Beclometasone + Formoterol, Beclometasone + Formoterol + Glycopyrronium bromide, Budesonide, Budesonide + Formoterol, Fluticasone, Fluticasone + Formoterol, Fluticasone + Salmeterol, Fluticasone + Umeclidinium bromide + Vilanterol, Fluticasone + Vilanterol, Ciclesonide, Mometasone, Salmeterol, Formoterol, Sodium cromoglicate, Sodium cromoglicate + Salbutamol, Nedocromil, Edoxaban, Midazolam, Buprenorphine, Levomepromazine, Mesalazine, Colecalciferol + Calcium carbonate, Insulin aspart, Insulin aspart biphasic, Insulin degludec, Insulin degludec + Liraglutide, Insulin detemir, Insulin glargine, Insulin glargine + Lixisenatide, Insulin glulisine, Insulin human, Insulin isophane biphasic human, Insulin isophane biphasic porcine, Insulin isophane bovine, Insulin isophane human, Insulin isophane porcine, Insulin lispro, Insulin lispro biphasic, Insulin mixed bovine, Insulin protamine zinc bovine, Insulin soluble bovine, Insulin soluble human, Insulin soluble porcine, Insulin zinc crystalline human, Insulin zinc mixed human. The pharmaceutical forms of several medicines have been updated to clarify which pharmaceutical forms are included in the restrictions.

  8. Several names of medicines have been updated to align with the dictionary of medicines and devices (https://apps.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/DMDBrowser/DMDBrowser.do). The pharmaceutical forms of several medicines have been updated to clarify which pharmaceutical forms are included in the restrictions. Duplications have been removed.

  9. 82 medicines have been added to the list of medicines that cannot be parallel exported from the UK. The date of restriction is 00:00am at the start of 21 March 2020.The medicines added to the list are: Accusol 35, Albumin, Alfentanil, Amikacin, Amiodarone, Amoxicillin, Anidulafungin, Argipressin, Atracurium, Calcium, Caspofungin, Ceftazidime, Ceftriaxone, Cefuroxime, Cisatracurium, Clarithromycin, Clonidine, Co-amoxiclav, Cyclizine, Dalteparin, Dexmedetomidine, Dobutamine, Enoxaparin, Epoprostenol, Erythromycin, Esmolol, Esomeprazole, Fentanyl, Flucloxacillin, Furosemide, Plasma-Lyte, Gentamicin, Glyceryl trinitrate, Granisetron, Heparin sodium, Hydrocortisone, Hemolactol, Hemosol B0, Insulin, Ketamine, Lansoprazole, Levofloxacin, Linezolid, Lorazepam, Lactasol, Magnesium, Meropenem, Metoclopramide, Micafungin, Midazolam, Milrinone, Morphine, Morphine sulfate, Monosul, Noradrenaline, Omeprazole, Ondansetron, Ondansetron, Oxycodone, Pantoprazole, Paracetamol, Piperacillin, Potassium chloride, Prednisolone, Prop

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