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Originator: DHSC Supply Disruption Alert

Issue date: 22-Oct-2018 14:26:08

Action by recipients:
  • Acute Trusts
  • Learning Disabilities Trusts
  • Mental Health & Learning Disabilities
  • Community Trusts
  • Care Trusts
  • Mental Health & Social Care Trusts
  • Ambulance Trusts
  • Mental Health Trusts
  • Specialists Trusts
  • NHS Regional Offices

Information to recipients:
  • Special Health Authorities
  • Other contacts
  • Social Care Providers (registered with CAS)
  • Independent Healthcare Providers (registered with CAS)
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups

Action category: Immediate Action

Title: Epanutin (phenytoin) 30mg/5ml oral suspension - supply disruption

Broadcast content: Pfizer will be out of stock of Epanutin (phenytoin) 30mg/5ml oral suspension from the week commencing 29 October 2018 until early December 2018.

This alert gives advice for all healthcare professionals who prescribe, dispense or administer Epanutin oral suspension. The alert also makes reference to unlicensed preparations, the Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) and product monograph is also attached.




Additional information: NHS Regional Offices: please cascade to GPs and Pharmacy.

Alert reference: SDA/2018/002

Action underway deadline: 24-Oct-2018

Action complete deadline: 10-Dec-2018

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