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UPDATE - Lidocaine 1% with epiNEPHrine 1:100 000 with preservative injection

November 06 , 2017

The Issue:
There is a back order of lidocaine 1% with epiNEPHrine 1:100 000 with preservative injection. Aspen Pharma is on back order with an unknown release date. The Pfizer brand product has an estimated release date of early March 2018.

Stock levels are very low and may not meet current demands. Inventory might be depleted prior to the resolution of this back order.

Key changes include:

  • Physicians should be aware of the shortage of lidocaine 1% with epiNEPHrine 1:100 000 with preservative injection.

Available Alternatives:

  • Lidocaine 2% with epiNEPHrine 1:200 000 PF (currently in limited supply)
  • Lidocaine 2% with epiNEPHrine 1:200 000 with preservative
  • Lidocaine 2% with epiNEPHrine 1:100 000 with preservative
  • Lidocaine 1% with epiNEPHrine 1:200 000 with preservative (currently in limited supply)

Several strengths of plain lidocaine are also available. For a complete listing of formulary alternatives please refer to the AHS Provincial Drug Formulary. (AHS network access required) (access network)

*Alternatives are provided for clinician information and may not be appropriate for all clinical situations. The information provided does not replace clinician judgement,

Action:
Please post this notice in your area and ensure all staff is informed about the change.

Contact:
Please contact your site pharmacy department with any questions or concerns.

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