Phenytoin sodium injection: Supply issue resolved

Pfizer, the supplier, advised PHARMAC that there would be an interruption to the supply of funded phenytoin sodium inj 50mg per ml, 5 ml ampoule (250 mg in 5 ml).

4 February 2021 update

Pfizer has advised that funded phenytoin sodium inj 50mg per ml, 5 ml ampoule (250 mg in 5 ml) is back in stock and available again.

Affected product

Hospira brand phenytoin sodium inj 50mg per ml, 5 ml ampoule (250 mg in 5 ml) (Pharmacode 391646)

Pfizer advised that this product was likely to be out of stock until January/February 2021. 

Replacement product

To ensure continuity of supply, Pfizer has sourced additional stock of the 2 ml presentation of Hospira phenytoin sodium Inj 50 mg per ml, 2 ml ampoule (100 mg in 2 ml) (Pharmacode 391654).

Who to contact 

If you have any questions, please contact the Pfizer team on 0800 736 363