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For Medical Information, Pharmacovigilance and Product Quality Complaints, please use the contact details indicated below:

Medical Information enquiries

Phone: +44 (0) 1277 266 600

medinfo@martindalepharma.co.uk 

Pharmacoviglance / Side Effects

drugsafety.uk@ethypharm.com

Out of Hours

16.30 – 08.30 Monday to Friday, all weekend and Bank Holidays

Phone : +44 (0)1483 920 761

Product Quality complaints

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Phone: +44 (0) 1628 551 900


For all types of Business Enquiries


For UK General Sales, Ordering and Customer Service

Licensed products

Phone: 0800 028 7933

Fax: 0800 028 7944

licensed@ethypharm.com

Unlicensed products

Phone: 0800 137 627

Fax: 0800 393 360

unlicensed@ethypharm.com

UK Hospital queries regarding licensed products

North West & Eastern & London North; South East & London South; Yorkshire & North East; Northern Ireland; BMI Group

Northwest and Eastern & London North; Northern Ireland; BMI

Phone: +44 (0) 1628 551 961

South East & London South and Yorkshire & North East; Scotland

Phone: +44 (0) 1628 195 560

hospital-licensed1@ethypharm.com

Central & South West; Wales; Scotland; Spire Group; Ramsay Group; HCA Group; Nuffield

Phone: +44 (0) 1628 195 574

hospital-licensed2@ethypharm.com

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Abtard®
  • Are there bioequivalence data with OxyContin? Fleche bas
  • Yes, data from twelve bioequivalence studies comparing Abtard with the reference product were submitted in support of the application for Marketing Authorisation.
  • How do I store Abtard® tablets? Fleche bas
  • We do not have information on the stability of Abtard® tablets outside of the original packaging. Abtard® tablets must be stored below 25°C in the original packaging to protect from moisture.
  • Is Abtard Monophasic or biphasic? Fleche bas
  • Abtard prolonged -release tablets are bioequivalent to OxyContin prolonged-release tablets and are biphasic, meaning that there is an initial absorption of approximately 40% of oxycodone from the tablet providing onset of analgesia within one hour in most patients, followed by a more controlled absorption, which determines the 12-hour duration or action.
  • How do I take Abtard® tablets? Fleche bas
  • Abtard® tablets must be taken as directed by your doctor or pharmacist. Abtard® tablets must be swallowed whole with a sufficient amount of liquid and not chewed.
  • Are the tablets film coated? Fleche bas
  • Yes they are
  • Are 2 x 60mg tablets bioequivalent to a single 120mg strength of OxyContin? Fleche bas
  • There are no bioequivalence studies for Abtard 2 x 60mg versus one single dose of 120mg of OxyContin.  It is a matter of clinical judgement for the prescriber to decide whether 2 x 60 mg tablets can be used.  What the bioequivalence studies prove is that Abtard 60mg is bioequivalent to OxyContin 60mg.  In practice if a retail pharmacist received a prescription for 120mg of OxyContin and only had the 60mg OxyContin available would they give 2 x 60mg tablets
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England & Wales
The data in this dashboard includes General Practice Prescribing Data - NHS prescriptions that are prescribed in England & Wales by GPs, and non medical prescribers that have prescribed on behalf of the GP practice, that are then dispensed in the community.

NHS Prescription Services, part of the NHS Business Services Authority (BSA), is the provider of the England data and NHS Wales Shared Partnerships Services is the provider of the Wales data.

This public sector information is licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.

The cost model compares Ethypharm products to alternative products. Only comparable doses of alternative products, which can be clearly identified in the NHS prescription data, are used in the model.

Scotland
The data in this dashboard includes General Practice Prescribing Data - NHS prescriptions that are prescribed in Scotland by GPs, and non medical prescribers that have prescribed on behalf of the GP practice, that are then dispensed in the community.

ISD, NHS Scotland is the provider of the data.

This public sector information is licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.

The cost model compares Ethypharm products to alternative products. Only comparable doses of alternative products, which can be clearly identified in the NHS prescription data, are used in the model.