Oral contraceptives: Supply updates
We are experiencing supply issues with a number of oral contraceptives, both
progestogen-only and the combined oral contraceptive.
Some of the replacements are not approved by Medsafe. This unapproved status means these medicines need to be supplied in accordance with section 29 of the Medicines Act 1981.
People may need to change to a different oral contraceptive or go back to their prescriber for further support. More detail about the different oral contraceptives with supply issues is detailed below.
Page updated: 22 May 2020