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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF June 24, 2011 Issue | Archived Issues

Prochlorperazine 10mg/2ml Injection Vial Shortage

Pharmacy Focus

Please note that there is once again an acute shortage of prochlorperazine (Compazine®) 10mg/2ml injection vials. (This shortage was last addressed in January 2010.)

Our current supply of this medication is critically low and the sole drug manufacturer cannot provide us with a release date at this time. Therefore, on May 27, the following P&T-approved automatic substitution for all new prochlorperazine injection orders was re-implemented:

  • Medication Order: Prochlorperazine inj. 5 or 10mg
  • Automatic Substitution: Ondansetron (Zofran®) 4mg IV, same frequency