Transvasin Heat Rub Cream (applied to earlobe for capillary blood-gas testing)

· London and South East Regional Medicines Information Service

Due to problems with the availability of one of the active pharmaceutical ingredients (tetrahydrofurfuryl salicylate), Transvasin Heat Rub Cream will be out of stock until the end of 2015. This memo discusses alternatives that could potentially be used in the interim.

Acute CareMethyl salicylateShortages and discontinuations

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