Medicine Supply Notification: Phytomenadione (Konakion MM Paediatric) 2mg/0.2ml ampoules (Cheplapharm) – Update

Medicine Supply Notification: Phytomenadione (Konakion MM Paediatric) 2mg/0.2ml ampoules (Cheplapharm) – Update

January 11, 2021

Update – 11/01/2021

UK licensed Konakion MM Paediatric will be out of stock until w/c 25th January 2021

Unlicensed supplies are available to support during this time

From w/c 25th January 2021 onwards. UK licensed generic phytomenadione 2mg/0.2ml injection will be available.

Neokay 1mg capsules (phytomenadione) also remain available (only licensed for the prevention of vitamin K deficiency bleeding in babies) 

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Phytomenadione (Konakion MM Paediatric) 2mg/0.2ml ampoules .

Konakion MM Paediatric is out of stock. The anticipated re-supply date is the end of May 2020.

Supplies of Konakion MM Paediatric in tri-lingual packaging (including English; considered unlicensed in the UK) are available to support during this time.

When prescribing a product that is not licensed in the UK prescribers must indicate on the FP10 prescription that an unlicensed product is required. This can be done by annotating the prescription with the following wording: “special order”.

There is currently no listing on dm+d for the imported product for prescribers to select using their prescribing systems. Where a prescriber wishes to prescribe an unlicensed import, a paper prescription should be issued as ‘Phytomenadione 2mg/0.2ml ampoules (Special Order)‘ and endorsed by the pharmacy as a non-Part VIIIB special with the following:

  • Amount dispensed over pack size used;
  • Invoice price per pack size from which the order was supplied less any discount or rebate;
  • Manufacturers’/importers’ MHRA licence number;
  • Batch number of the product supplied;
  • SP

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.

New shortages not listed on the SPS website, can be reported using our shortage reporting tool.

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