Adrenaline: alerts, information and stock update

30th November 2018

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Adrenaline news

***URGENT ALERT: Interim protocol for AAI to be stopped from 29 November 2018***

England: 

Northern Ireland:

Scotland:

Wales:

 

***Latest NPA adrenaline news***

 

***MHRA CAS alerts***

 

***The Green Book: Chapter 8 details content of an anaphylaxis kit***

 

Adrenaline auto-injectors stock update

Pharmacy contractors and their teams can use the following information whilst facing difficulty in obtaining many brands of adrenaline auto-injectors (AAI) from their regular wholesalers.

Please note that availability status changes rapidly and the information is correct at the time of publishing.

Please contact the NPA Pharmacy team on 01727 891 800 or email pharmacyservices@npa.co.uk for further information.

**Latest adrenaline news: EpiPen® 300mcg extended use beyond expiry dates for specific lots numbers

 

Table 1: availability of adrenaline solution for injection pre-filled disposable devices 

Brand and strength Pack size(s) Manufacturer Next availability update Last checked
Emerade 150mcg/0.15ml (1 in 1000) 1

Bausch & Lomb U.K Limited

Telephone: 0208781 2991

  • Currently out of stock with AAH and Phoenix 
  • Expected with wholesalers w/c 17th December 2018
30 November 2018
Emerade 300mcg/0.3ml (1 in 1000) 1

Bausch & Lomb U.K Limited

Telephone: 0208781 2991

  • Currently out of stock with AAH and Phoenix
  • Expected with wholesalers w/c 17th  December 2018
 30 November 2018
Emerade 500mcg/0.5ml (1 in 1000) 1

Bausch & Lomb U.K Limited

Telephone: 0208781 2991

  • Currently in stock with AAH and Phoenix
 22 November 2018
EpiPen® Jr.  150mcg/0.3ml                    (1 in 1000) 1 and 2

Mylan Products Limited

Telephone: 01707 853 000

  • Currently in stock; through Alliance Healthcare via their prescription validation service (anonymise patient information on prescription and fax to 01392 826300 or 0203 0448996)
    • A maximum of two auto-injectors can be ordered per prescription
 22 November 2018
EpiPen® 300mcg/0.3ml (1 in 1000) 1 and 2

Mylan Products Limited

Telephone: 01707 853 000

  • Short-dated packs available (expiry: February 2019) through Alliance Healthcare (PIP Code: 8133308)
  • Long-dated packs available through Alliance Healthcare via their prescription validation service (anonymise patient information on prescription and fax to 01392 826300 or 0203 0448996)
    • A maximum of two auto-injectors can be ordered per prescription

Note:

Mylan has obtained acceptance from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency to extend the use of specific Lot (batch) numbers of Epipen 300mcg/0.3ml auto-injectors, beyond the labelled expiry date by four months – please refer to the EpiPen website for the affected Lot numbers and further information

 22 November 2018
Jext 150mcg/0.15ml       (1 in 1000) 1

ALK-Abello Ltd

Telephone: 0118 903 7940
  • In stock with Allliance Healthcare via their prescription validation service (anonymise patient information on prescription and fax to 01392 826300 or 0203 0448996)
 22 November 2018
Jext 300mcg/0.3ml        (1 in 1000) 1

ALK-Abello Ltd

Customer Care: 0118 903 7940

  • In stock with Allliance Healthcare
 22 November 2018