Shortage of phentolamine mesilate injection

· London and South East Regional Medicines Information Service

Alliance Pharmaceuticals/Novartis discontinued the UK production of phentolamine injection in August 2012 and there have been ongoing supply problems with the alternative injectable alpha blocker, phenoxybenzamine. This memo discusses alternative treatment options including the use of imports.

Acute CarePhentolamineShortages and discontinuations

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