Shortage of oxytocin (Syntocinon¨) injection

· London and South East Regional Medicines Information Service

Alliance Pharmaceuticals Limited is currently out of stock of the 10 IU strength of oxytocin due to a manufacturing issue. Supplies of this strength are expected to be available early next week (w/c 24/03/14). Stocks of the 5 IU are currently available. The supply position however will continue to remain tight. Therefore, given the critical role of this product, oxytocin should only be used in those instances where no alternative is available. This memo provides information on possible courses of action.

Acute CareOxytocinShortages and discontinuations