Shortage of levomepromazine hydrochloride 25mg/ml solution for injection

· London and South East Regional Medicines Information

Sanofi, one of the manufacturers of levomepromazine will be out of stock  from the end of this week (12th April 2019) until the end of April. The only other UK supplier, Wockhardt, anticipate they will be out of stock this week due to the unexpected increase in demand; their next delivery has been delayed and further stock will not be available until the end of April. As levomepromazine is widely used as a second line agent for terminal agitation and intractable nausea and vomiting, specialist palliative care teams should be consulted on management options should stock run out.

 

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