@mike, when u get 5mins would u mind PM the details pls
@mike, when u get 5mins would u mind PM the details pls
Will do but Alan has still not PM them back to me.
I will PM everyone who has registered an interest.
Roche are the only company in the world that manufactuers Xenical Orlistat.
They are still producing Orlistat for the American market and others but not for the UK.
If you try and buy from places like Walmart in the States they just wont ship to UK
I deleted the duplicate posts and I PM'd your post as soon as I posted yesterday about it. If you click the messages link in the green tab you should have it. Let me know by PM or post here if you haven't received it for some reason.
You are right that Xenical is only manufactured by Roche but Xenical is just a brand. Teva does manufacture Orlistat and production is ongoing but they cannot keep up with demand. I have had the Teva version of Orlistat earlier this year - it is exactly the same.
I spoke to a friend who is a GP and he said that Xenical will be flowing back into the UK after Roche has a meeting with the European Medicines Agency. I think that he said that it was a technical compliance issue after they had manufacturing problems in the States. They need authority to recommence supply to the UK.
Teva does not manufacture. They are UK's approved seller and importer but they buy Orlistat from Polfarma.
hiya every1 i had sum orlistat in march and it was great for me i lost about 1 stone on it, but went and got a new prescription and heard the same as everyone else "its out of stock and waiting for sum more" i phoned hard to find medicine and they said they would take my num and ring me when they get sum in, but they dont know when that would be.if anyone knows of any chemists getting it it please let me know please.
Hope you are all well considering.
Just an update from my neck of the woods.
I rang barnsley hospital at the beginning of June and they advised not to call back until the end of august as they wouldnt have any until at least then.
My auntie who is a nurse in Rotherham came over last nite and said she couldnt understand it as all of her patients in Rotherham are now back on orlistat.
I went to see my specialist nurse this morning who called barnsley hospital for me after I had explained to her and they say they chased last week but still cant get it. They advised they will chase again today but with no promises.
Getting fed up now, its really disheartening going to gym 4 & 5 times a week and not losing. I got prescription in Feb and still not had any.
Would love a proper explanation as to why its not coming through.
I deleted your duplicate and comment about it . Just good timing. If you do accidentally post duplicates I will come across them but the quickest way to let me know is to just click the report link at the bottom right of the post. This alerts me and I can tidy them up.
I think we would all like a set date as to when this is going to be back and available for all of us.
I know I am so fed up with just not knowing and all your comments show you are too.
It is great though to have all the support being shared here, after all we do all want the same thing, just wish they'd get a move on with it.
I've gone past the why's and where fore's of it, I just want it asap.
This was my question to Teva UK......................
"Message: Can you tell me if you are in stock of Orlistat. I have been on Xenical Orlistat for the 18 months up to Feb this year but Roche say that because of a procedural manufacturing problem they have and are unable to supply. Could you possibly tell me what your position is in supplying chemists in the UK? Thankyou"
And this was their reply this morning.......................
Teva UK Limited does market generic Orlistat 120mg tablets, but unfortunately we do not have enough on the market to cover the demand which has come about since the branded version - Xenical® (orlistat - produced by the company Roche) - went out of stock.
We are endeavouring to obtain as much stock as possible to try and meet demand but whilst more will be made available in the coming weeks it will not be enough to fulfil demand whilst Roche’s supply problems persist.
We are sorry that we cannot be of more help and suggest that patients seek advice from their GP if they are unable to obtain supplies.
Hope this helps some of you anxiously waiting the resupply of Xenical Orlistat.
I don't know if you've seen the new discussion post on Orlistat here http://www.patient.co.uk/forums/discuss/orlistat-first-day-36617 if it is of interest.
Cheers for the headsup on that.
Thanks Alan I took a look but the ladies there seem to have no problems getting their Orlistat (xenical) so hopefully it just might be back in for us soon too.
I've been to my doctor today for my monthly weigh in and she said that Orlistat is coming back into stock now, in my area of Wakefield anyway. She has had several patients who managed to get their prescriptions filled in the past few weeks. I plan on ringing round the pharmacies on Monday to see of I have any luck. I too have had problems getting it over the past few months but I think we just have to be persistent, ringing around the pharmacies regularly as once they get any in stock it just flies off the shelf so quickly!
Good luck to everyone else
I have been ringing around different pharmacies here in Essex but only one (some distance from me) was getting small regular supplies in ..so after asking them if it was ok.. I posted my prescription off to them (as I dont drive) a couple of weeks ago.. they havent had any more supplies since. I did have my prescription with my local Boots but they have not had any in at all and are not expecting any.
It seems to be luck who gets what and where ..I think once you find a pharmacy that sometimes gets stock of Orlistat then try to get your prescription with them so that your in line for their next stock.
@fliss where abouts in essex are you? I'm from southend and I also rang round chemists looking for orlistat but found this completely useless, so I just tried chemists in my local area and I finally got some from my local chemist as it seems everybody else was only getting stock to cover the prescriptions they owed out but because I use my local one very often they gave me first refusal. My advice is don't give up as these pills will be back in stock
Hi mama I have sent you a PM..
I wont give up ..just hope I can get some soon.
I ended up having my mom send me a 4 month supply of Alli from America, It's only 60mg of Orlistat where I was prescribed 120 but it will due until something comes here.
can u not buy alli here a take it you cant when u got it from america
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