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Esomeprazole (Nexium) Injectable to be Auto-Substituted for Lansoprazole Injectable (Prevacid)

TAP Pharmaceuticals is no longer manufacturing lansoprazole Inj (Prevacid®). Therefore, as of June 11, 2007, an auto-substitution policy approved by the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee has taken effect.

The auto-substitution policy is as follows:

  1. All NEW orders for PO and IV Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI's) will be auto-substituted to Nexium®;
  2. Existing orders for IV and PO Prevacid will continue to be filled until we run out of stock. We will monitor daily and an autosub will be needed for these orders when we run out of Prevacid;
  3. We will continue to dispense lansoprazole in pediatric patients pending review by the Pediatric P&T committee. We will inform you of the pediatric PPI formulary status soon.