Shortage of suxamethonium chloride Injection BP 100 mg in 2 ml

· London and South East Regional Medicines Information

Over the past few months there have been intermittent supply issues. Suppliers have been supporting one another over this period. Martindale, who have been supporting the entire market in August, have experienced a delay in the release of a batch which has created stock shortages at some AAH depots resulting in some trusts being unable to access stock. Martindale aim to resume full supply by 30th August 2019. The stock holding of unlicensed product from importers is low and time frames to acquire additional stock is longer than the out of stock period. This memo discusses the need to preserve existing stock, liaising with anaethetists and draws attention to the National Essential Anaesthesia Drugs List .

Anaesthesia and painNewsShortages and discontinuationsSuxamethonium

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