In use product safety assessment report for Alkindi® (hydrocortisone) granules in capsules for opening

Varinder Rai, Regional Medicines Information Manager, London Medicines Information ServicePublished

Alkindi® granules in capsules for opening is the first hydrocortisone product licensed solely for paediatric use for replacement therapy of adrenal insufficiency in infants, children and adolescents (from birth to < 18 years old). This review summarises practical in-use safety considerations associated with the introduction of Alkindi®. The addition of this new product to the UK market with its unusual presentation ‘granules in capsules for opening’ raises some safety concerns.

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