Update on ADHD medicine shortages

There is a national shortage of some Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) medicines including Lisdexamfetamine, Methylphenidate, Guanfacine and Atomoxetine. We are expecting the supply issues to be short-lived and are monitoring how this affects people in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

You may be contacted by the NHS if you are prescribed one of the listed medications. If so, we will ask how much of your medication you have left and let you know what you need to do next.

Please do not:

  • Share your medication with anyone else
  • Order your usual prescription earlier than it is needed
  • Stop your medication suddenly without discussing with your GP or ADHD specialist.

If you have less than a week’s worth of medication left and you have not heard from the NHS, please contact your GP in the first instance.

If you know a family member, friend or colleague who has ADHD and is being affected by this medicine shortage, please be extra supportive, patient and understanding at this unsettling time.

If you feel like you are struggling with your symptoms, you can find information and advice on the below websites:

If you have any concerns, please discuss them with your GP or community pharmacist.