UPDATE

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING EpiPens

 
There are ongoing supply issues with Epipen devices (both strengths).  The manufacturer has been allowed to EXTEND THE EXPIRY DATES ON CERTAIN BATCHES OF EPIPEN 0.3MG PENS - THESE ARE LISTED BELOW. 
 
Important: the extended use only applies to the lots of EpiPen 0.3mg auto-injectors listed.
The extension of use beyond the labelled expiry date does not apply to EpiPen 0.15mg auto-injectors or any lot numbers not specified. Patients must continue to adhere to the manufacturer’s expiry date labelled on any EpiPen not covered by the lot numbers below
 

Extended Use Beyond Labelled Expiry Date for Select Lots of EpiPen® 0.3mg Adrenaline Auto-Injectors

To address supply constraints of EpiPen 0.3mg, Mylan UK have obtained acceptance from the MHRA to extend the use beyond labelled expiry date for specific lot (batch) numbers of EpiPen 0.3mg auto-injectors, beyond the labelled expiry date by four months. The affected lot numbers are listed in the table below.
 
Patients should have confidence in using the products from these particular lots as Pfizer works to stabilize supply, which is anticipated in the fourth quarter of 2018.
 
This announcement is based on a careful review of product stability data provided by Pfizer. We believe the extension of use beyond the labelled expiry date will temporarily address patients’ access to and use of EpiPen 0.3mg Auto-Injectors.
The affected lots, which have labelled expiry dates between July 2018 and November 2018 are listed in the table below.
 
Lot
Labelled Expiry Date
(end of the month)
Extended Use by Date
(end of the month)
6FA794J
07.2018
11.2018
6FA795Y
07.2018
11.2018
7FA112F
09.2018
01.2019
7FA106B
09.2018
01.2019
7FA283B
10.2018
02.2019
7FA251D
10.2018
02.2019
7FA250B
10.2018
02.2019
7FA265C
11.2018
03.2019
7FA265B
11.2018
03.2019
 
Important: the extended use only applies to the lots of EpiPen 0.3mg auto-injectors listed above.
The extension of use beyond the labelled expiry date does not apply to EpiPen 0.15mg auto-injectors or any lot numbers not specified. Patients must continue to adhere to the manufacturer’s expiry date labelled on any EpiPen not covered by the lot numbers above