Fosphenytoin Injection Drug Shortage Alert

The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s Drug Shortages Task Force has developed a comprehensive guide for responding to the current fosphenytoin shortage.

The Fosphenytoin Injection Drug Shortage Alert provides pertinent information on the shortage’s impact in adult and pediatric patients. It also details related management strategies, pharmacotherapeutic considerations and safety considerations. Alternatives for fosphenytoin — such as phenytoin injection — are listed and analyzed.

Visit www.sccm.org/currentissues to access all Drug Shortage Alerts, including those addressing:

  • Alternative Medications for Procedural Sedation
  • Electrolyte Medication Shortages
  • Intravenous Sodium Bicarbonate
  • Web Resources
  • Intravenous Loop Diuretics
  • General Considerations
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