[03 January 2014]
Products Affected - Description
Selenium injection, American Regent
40 mcg/mL, 10 mL vial (NDC 00517-6510-25)
Reason for the Shortage
There are no presentations available.
Estimated Resupply Dates
American Regent has selenium injection on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.
Alternative Agents & Management
Key recommendations include:
- Reserve supplies for neonatal or pediatric patients or other vulnerable groups such as patients with short bowel or malabsorption syndromes.
- Consider oral or enteral multi-vitamin or multi-mineral products for supplementation if possible.
- Avoid using trace elements additives in IV fluids.
- Increase vigilance of signs and symptoms of trace element deficiencies. Symptoms of selenium deficiency may include cardiomyopathy, myalgias, hemolysis, or impaired immune function.
- Purchase only the supply needed, do not stockpile.
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