Shortage of Diamorphine 5mg and 10mg

One of the two manufacturers of diamorphine injection in the UK and are experiencing issues at their manufacturing site which supplies the 5mg and 10mg injections.  The higher strengths (30mg, 100mg and 500mg) are currently not affected because these are manufactured at a different site.  This memo outlines the considerations that may be needed to manage patients requiring low strength diamorphine.

DiamorphineShortages and discontinuations