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Safety in Lactation: Neuromuscular blocking drugs

23 September 2020Neuromuscular blocking drugs are used to induce muscle relaxation prior to surgery. With the exception of suxamethonium, they are all nearly completely ionised at physiological…

Cisatracurium products: ambient stability during COVID-19

30 April 2020Cisatracurium besilate 20mg/10ml solution for injection ampoules Cisatracurium besilate 20mg/10ml solution for injection ampoules (Consilient Health Ltd) Cisatracurium besilate 20mg/10ml solution for injection ampoules (Kent…
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Refrigerated Storage

NimbexAspen

Aspen
Nimbex
Injection, 2mg/mL & Forte injection, 5mg/mL

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.

11 March 2021
London Medicines Information Service

CisatracuriumMylan

Mylan
Cisatracurium
Solution for injection or infusion, 2mg/mL and 5mg/mL

Contact Mylan 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.

19 May 2020
London MI Service

Lactation Safety Information

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