Suxamethonium products: ambient stability during COVID-19

This page gives ambient stability information for Suxamethonium products during COVID-19.  Information here should be used in conjunction with our general advice.

Suxamethonium chloride 100mg/2ml solution for injection ampoules

  • Anectine 100mg/2ml solution for injection ampoules (Aspen Pharma Trading Ltd)
  • Suxamethonium chloride 100mg/2ml solution for injection ampoules (Martindale Pharmaceuticals Ltd)

Can be stored at temperatures of up to 25°C for maximum of 14 days

  • Suxamethonium chloride 100mg/2ml solution for injection ampoules (Advanz Pharma)

Can be stored at temperatures of up to 25°C for maximum of 14 days.

Can be returned to refrigerator with the three month expiry date

Suxamethonium chloride 100mg/2ml solution for injection pre-filled syringe

  • Suxamethonium chloride 100mg/2ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes (Martindale Pharmaceuticals Ltd)

Can be stored at temperatures of up to 25°C for maximum of 14 days.

This page has been put together rapidly to help colleagues during the COVID-19 pandemic; if you spot anything that’s wrong or needs improving report a concern.  Recommendations may differ from SPS fridge database which is used to guide decisions on product use following an inadvertent temperature excursion