View Full Version : Any brazilian know where Vyvanse or Ritalin is available?


SweetCode
05-16-13, 01:29 AM
For the ones who are not aware about that, there was a fire incident at the brazilian Novartis factory and due to customs issues they are unable to get the MPH for manufacturing new batches, also due to customs issues it's extremely hard to find vyvanse for sale currently.

So , Any other brazilians in são paulo know where to find a pharmacy with vyvanse 50mg or Ritalin 10mg in stock? I only could find Ritalin LA :mad:

I Also tried contacting shire to see if they are aware of any phamarcies with vyvanse in stock and if there's any I will update the topic.

:mad::(:confused::eek::faint:

I am having the worst month ever in my business because of that @#*$# brazilian customs laws.

SweetCode
05-17-13, 05:02 PM
Just to let brazilians know, that concerta is still available in almost every dosage in a few pharmacies , I found the 36mg version on Pague Menos at higienopolis , the 54 mg version at Farmácia São Paulo at paulista and every dosage at the Farmácia São Paulo of the liberdade, mine doctor were aware of this shortage and give the prescription for a 54mg concerta without problems or charging , he just asked me to find a pharmacy with the product in stock and making a reservation.

According to novartis ritalin will be distributed again in the market by the end of the month and Shire told me that they are looking to start distributing again until the middle of may, the problems are happening due to restrictions imposed by brazilian customs.

Anvisa (The regulatory agency similar to american FDA) is studying a punishement for novartis for letting this shortage happening and measures to prevent shortages of prescription drugs that may include a lessen strict policy for importing such substances during shortages.

I'll replicate this answer in portuguese below for helping guests googling this subject.

--- Portuguese version of the text above. ---

Para todos aqueles que estão com dificuldade de achar o venvanse e a ritalina normal que está faltando, consegui encontrar a Ritalina LA e o Concerta que servem como substitudos caso você não tenha tido reação a eles nas seguintes farmacias de são paulo:

Ritalina LA 40mg e Concerta em todas as dosagens : Farmácia São Paulo da Liberdade.
Concerta 36mg : Farmácia Pague Menos de Higienópolis (ao lado do McDonalds)
Concerta 54mg : Farmácia São Paulo da Paulista (Próxima a rua augusta)

Meu médico estava ciente da falta do medicamento no mercado e me deu uma receita para o concerta sem reclamar.

De acordo com a novartis a ritalina vai estar sendo distribuida novamente até o fim do mês e o venvanse ,segundo a shire, até o meio de junho, a falta do medicamento está sendo causada em parte por um incendio no estoque da Novartis e por dificuldades na importação de matérias primas (metilfenidato) e dos medicamentos prontos , impostas pela alfândega brasileira.

A Anvisa está estudando punir a Novartis por permitir que esse desabastecimento tenha ocorrido e medidas para facilitar a importação durante esses periodos de falta de medicamento que podem incluir menores restrições na importação de materias primas e medicamentos durante esses casos de desabastecimento.