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Selenium Injection

[19 November 2014]

Products Affected - Description

There are no products affected.

Reason for the Shortage

American Regent has selenium injection on shortage due to manufacturing delays.

Available Products

Selenium injection, American Regent
40 mcg/mL, 10 mL vial (NDC 00517-6510-25)

Estimated Resupply Dates

American Regent has selenium injection available.

Alternative Agents & Management

The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) has detailed recommendations for managing this shortage online.

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.

Related Shortages

Updated

November 19, 2014; October 7, 2014; August 25, 2014; July 29, 2014; June 26, 2014; April 25, 2014; March 31, 2014; January 3, 2014; November 6, 2013; September 25, 2013; September 18, 2013; August 16, 2013; July 18, 2013; June 11, 2013; May 28, 2013; April 25, 2013; April 1, 2013; January 14, 2013; November 13, 2012; September 4, 2012; August 16, 2012; June 5, 2012; April 11, 2012; March 8, 2012; January 31, 2012; January 4, 2012; November 23, 2011; October 18, 2011; September 22, 2011; September 14, 2011; August 15, 2011; July 22, 2011; July 20, 2011; June 20, 2011; May 23, 2011; May 12, 2011; May 4, 2011, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2014, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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