Astra Zeneca Marcain 0.5% Spinal Heavy solution - Update August 2015

 

In response to the increased number of case reports of incomplete/failed spinal blocks with the Astra Zeneca Marcain 0.5% Spinal Heavy solution, the TGA is now monitoring the situation.

 

As such, we would encourage Fellows to notify the TGA if they experience unsatisfactory spinal blocks with this product, via here.

 

We would also ask Fellows to notify the College at via SQ@anzca.edu.au so we can continue to monitor the extent of this issue.

 

Astra Zeneca have requested that the vial with any unused solution be retained by the anaesthetists so they can arrange for collection and analysis.

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