ADHD medication shortage

We are continuing to experience difficulties with the supply of ADHD medication. We know this has caused problems for many of children, young people and families to source.

This is a national alert due to global demand that we have no influence over. Unfortunately, our services have no solution to this. We advise you to make a request for a repeat prescription in plenty of time. This allows pharmacies more time to try to source supplies. Individual clinicians who review children and young people do not have any additional access to medication.

Our advice during the period of supply disruption is to ring individual pharmacies to ask if they have stocks of the medication. This could mean contacting several pharmacies, which we appreciate is frustrating and time consuming. Our services are unable to do this for you, as this would negatively impact the time allocated to see each child in clinic.

We hope we will be back to normal supply status soon. The disruption is expected until at least the end of 2023.

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