Updated – Supply Disruption Alert – Diamorphine Hydrochloride powder for reconstitution and injection 5mg and 10mg ampoules

Updated – Supply Disruption Alert – Diamorphine Hydrochloride powder for reconstitution and injection 5mg and 10mg ampoules

March 25, 2020

Updated 25/03/2020

MHRA has today asked that healthcare professionals make permanent the recommended actions originally communicated below.


Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply disruption alert for Diamorphine Hydrochloride Powder for Reconstitution and Injection 5mg and 10mg ampoules.

There are two suppliers of diamorphine hydrochloride 5mg and 10mg in the UK, Wockhardt and Accord.

Accord are out of stock of both strengths with a resupply date of Summer 2020.

Wockhardt are expecting to be out of stock of 5mg vials from week commencing (w/c) 2nd March and 10mg vials from w/c 16th March until w/c 6th April 2020.

For further information and for advice on the management of affected patients please view the alert here.

The DHSC Medicine Supply Team provide a monthly update on potential supply issues affecting both primary and secondary care. This update is uploaded on the Specialist Pharmacy Services (SPS) website. To register, you will need  an NHS email address. Once set up and logged in, you will be able to access it online.

 



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