Shortage of procyclidine (Kemadrin) 5mg/ml injection

· London and South East Regional Medicines Information

Accord is the only supplier of procyclidine injection in the UK and will be out of stock from November until March 2020. There is no other licensed parenteral anticholinergic agent in the UK, and there are currently no imports of procyclidine injection available. This memo advises on measures to preserve existing stock.  In the event that stock runs out,  an alternative unlicensed, injectable anticholinergic agent, is benztropine mesilate, which is available from pharmaceutical importers.

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