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Refrigerated Storage

RetacritHospira UK Ltd (part of Pfizer)

Hospira UK Ltd (part of Pfizer)
Retacrit
Solution for injection in pre filled syringe

In the event of an inadvertent temperature excursion the following data may be used:

The product literature states once removed from the refrigerator, the product can be stored at room temperature (not above 25°C) for one single period of up to 3 days. Keep the product outside of the refrigerator.

If the product has been stored at room temperature for longer than 3 days it should be discarded.
Contact Pfizer for products exposed to conditions other than described above. 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

Reduce the expiry date to 3 days if stored at room temperature as described above
No if exposed to the conditions above
12 October 2021
London MI Service