Injectable Promethazine Removed From Formulary

Friday, March 25, 2011 at 11:22:52 AM

As of Tuesday, March 22, promethazine in injectable formulations will no longer be available from the UHS formulary. This action followed extensive discussion and research by Pharmacy & Therapeutics and Medical Executive Committee into the risks and benefits of the drug. It was found that the risk of serious patient harm cannot be mitigated by any safety measures, and that other medications may be substituted.

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