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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…

Suxamethonium products: ambient stability during COVID-19

30 April 2020Suxamethonium 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…
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Refrigerated Storage

Suxamethonium ChlorideAdvanz Pharma

Advanz Pharma
Suxamethonium Chloride
Injection, 50mg/mL

In the event of an inadvertent temperature excursion the following data may be used:
The product is stable for 14 days when exposed to temperatures of up to 25°C. It is recommended to use the affected product as soon as possible.
If the product has been exposed to temperatures between 8°C to 25°C for more than 14 days then discard the product and do not return to the fridge.

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

Yes - 14 days from the date of the temperature excursion
Yes
22 October 2021
London MI Service

AnectineAspen

Aspen
Anectine
50 mg/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.

 

11 March 2021
London Medicines Information Service

Suxamethonium ChlorideMartindale Pharma (Ethypharm Group Company)

Martindale Pharma (Ethypharm Group Company)
Suxamethonium Chloride
Solution for injection, 50mg/mL

Contact Martindale (Ethypharm) in all cases where a deviation from the recommended storage conditions has occurred. Refer to the current BNF for company contact details.

Please 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.

12 May 2020
London Medicines Information Service

Lactation Safety Information

Succinylcholine

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