Products Affected - Description
Selenium injection, American Regent
40 mcg/mL, 10 mL vial (NDC 00517-6510-25)
Reason for the Shortage
American Regent has selenium injection on shortage due to manufacturing delays.
There are insufficient supplies for usual ordering.
Estimated Resupply Dates
American Regent has selenium injection available in limited supply.
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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