Suxamethonium products: ambient stability during COVID-19

Sheena Vithlani, Regional Medicines Information Manager, London Medicines Information ServicePublished

Suxamethonium chloride 100mg/2ml solution for injection ampoules

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

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

  • 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.

Recommendations may differ from SPS fridge database which is used to guide decisions on product use following an inadvertent temperature excursion