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Supply Shortage of Midazolam (10mg/2ml) Newsletter article

Notification of medicines supply shortage of midazolam 10mg/2ml solution for injection ampoules.

A medicine supply notification found attached, has been circulated regarding midazolam. There are limited stocks of midazolam 10mg/2ml solution for injection ampoules available until April 2021. This particularly effects paediatric intensive care but also has impacts on palliative care.

Specific advice for primary care suggests that practices should continue to order midazolam 10mg/2ml solution for injection ampoules in line with current demand for palliative care and are advised not to over order during this time. Additionally, when clinicians are prescribing midazolam 10mg/2ml as an anticipatory medication they should review the amount required in order the balance timely access with the impact of increased demand on the medicines supply chain in light of the limited stock.

More information will be circulated as it is available