Atracurium

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Refrigerated Storage

TracriumAspen

Aspen
Tracrium
10mg/mL solution for injection

Contact Aspen in all cases where a deviation from the recommended storage conditions has occurred. Refer to the current BNF for company contact details.
Please also refer to the manufacturer’s product literature for recommended storage information at https://www.medicines.org.uk

During the COVID emergency it is especially important to conserve medicine stocks and to minimise avoidable waste. If ANY critical medicines are subject to temperature excursions during this time and your pharmacy team are in any doubt about whether or not it is safe to use them, you are strongly advised to contact your Regional QA Pharmacist to agree the most appropriate course of action.

20 April 2020
London Medicines Information Service

AtracuriumHameln pharmaceuticals Ltd

Hameln pharmaceuticals Ltd
Atracurium
Solution for injection, 10mg/mL

Contact Hameln Pharmaceuticals ltd in all cases where a deviation from the recommended storage conditions has occurred. Refer to the current BNF for company contact details

During the COVID emergency it is especially important to conserve medicine stocks and to minimise avoidable waste. If ANY critical medicines are subject to temperature excursions during this time and your pharmacy team are in any doubt about whether or not it is safe to use them, you are strongly advised to contact your Regional QA Pharmacist to agree the most appropriate course of action.

11 May 2020
London MI Service

AtracuriumHikma Farmacêutica (under Consilient Health Ltd)

Hikma Farmacêutica (under Consilient Health Ltd)
Atracurium
10mg/ml solution for injection or infusion

In the event of an inadvertent temperature excursion the following data may be used:
Atracurium besilate is highly sensitive to room temperature. The product should be stored between 2° and 8°C.

Contact Consilient Health Ltd in all cases where a deviation from the recommended storage conditions has occurred. Refer to the current BNF for company contact details.

Please also refer to the manufacturer’s product literature for recommended storage information at https://www.medicines.org.uk

Information not provided by manufacturer.

During the COVID emergency it is especially important to conserve medicine stocks and to minimise avoidable waste. If ANY critical medicines are subject to temperature excursions during this time and your pharmacy team are in any doubt about whether or not it is safe to use them, you are strongly advised to contact your Regional QA Pharmacist to agree the most appropriate course of action.

12 May 2020
London MI Service

Atracurium BesilateHospira UK Ltd (part of Pfizer)

Hospira UK Ltd (part of Pfizer)
Atracurium Besilate
Solution for injection, 10mg/ml

In the event of an inadvertent temperature excursion the following data may be used:
In-house stability data show that the vial is stable for 1 month at temperatures up to 25°C and 1 month at -20°C.
The ampoule is stable for 1 month at temperatures up to 25°C. No stability studies were performed for the ampoule presentation at temperatures below 2°C.
Please also refer to the manufacturer’s product literature for recommended storage information at https://www.medicines.org.uk

Yes - 1 month from the date of the temperature excursion.

During the COVID emergency it is especially important to conserve medicine stocks and to minimise avoidable waste. If ANY critical medicines are subject to temperature excursions during this time and your pharmacy team are in any doubt about whether or not it is safe to use them, you are strongly advised to contact your Regional QA Pharmacist to agree the most appropriate course of action.

11 May 2020
London MI Service

Lactation Safety Information

No published evidence of safety
Negligible levels anticipated in milk due to the drug’s properties
11 September 2020