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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
50mg/mL solution for injection

In the event of an inadvertent temperature excursion the following data may be used:
Published data suggests the product is stable at temperatures up to 25°C for 17 days with <2% loss in potency.
No extended stability data provided by the manufacturer.
Contact Advanz Pharma in cases where additional stability data is required. Please refer to the manufacturer’s product literature for recommended storage information and company contact details at https://www.medicines.org.uk.

8 September 2022
London MI Service

AnectineAspen

Aspen
Anectine
50 mg/mL solution for injection

In the event of an inadvertent temperature excursion the following data may be used:
Published data suggests the product is stable at temperatures up to 25°C for 17 days with <2% loss in potency.
No extended stability data provided by the manufacturer.
Contact Aspen in cases where additional stability data is required. Please refer to the manufacturer’s product literature for recommended storage information and company contact details at https://www.medicines.org.uk.

8 September 2022
London MI Service

Suxamethonium chlorideMartindale Pharma

Martindale Pharma
Suxamethonium chloride
50 mg/mL solution for injection

In the event of an inadvertent temperature excursion the following data may be used:
Published data suggests the product is stable at temperatures up to 25°C for 17 days with <2% loss in potency.
No extended stability data provided by the manufacturer.
Contact Martindale Pharma (Ethypharm Group Company) in cases additional stability data is required. Please refer to the manufacturer’s product literature for recommended storage information and company contact details at https://www.medicines.org.uk.

15 September 2022
London MI 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