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EpiPen and EpiPen Junior (Adrenaline Auto-Injector Devices) - Limited Availability

EpiPen and EpiPen Junior will be subject to limited availability for the remainder of 2018. The following national information, has been issued concerning the supply disruption:

This alert provides details of actions to take around the prescribing, dispensing and administration of adrenaline auto-injectors.

 

Phenytoin (Epanutin®) 30 mg/5 mL Oral Suspension

Phenytoin (Epanutin®) 30 mg/5 mL Oral Suspension will be subject to limited availability through early December 2018.

The alert contains advice that all healthcare professionals in primary, secondary or specialist healthcare services who prescribe, dispense or administer Epanutin® oral suspension, should be aware of.

Pfizer are the sole licensed UK supplier of Phenytoin (Epanutin®) 30 mg/5 mL Oral Suspension and alternative phenytoin formulations are not directly interchangeable; careful management of switching and monitoring is required - switching to alternative formulations may require specialist advice, support, or referral.

 

For any future enquiries or for more information contact:

Medicines Information Pharmacists, Frimley Park Hospital
01276 604744, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.