Shortage of Sodium Bicarbonate Polyfusors (Fresenius Kabi)- all strengths

· London and South East Regional Medicines Information

Sodium bicarbonate 1.26%, 1.40%, 2.74% and 8.4% Polyfusors are due to be out of stock between early April and late October 2020. The 4.2% Polyfusor is currently available but cannot bridge the gap. Sodium bicarbonate 8.4% in 100ml bottles (B Braun) is available as are 10ml ampoules (Ethypharm) and could be used to prepare lower strength solutions.

 

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