Pfizer Canada, the Canadian distributor for EpiPen®, is reporting that they may experience supply constraints in the coming months of the EpiPen 0.3 mg dose in Canada. Health Canada has also posted an update Pfizer has noted that the product is still being shipped to Canada and there is still inventory available across pharmacies.
Here’s what you need to know:
The supply constraints are limited to the 0.3 mg EpiPen auto-injector only and does not apply to the 0.15 mg EpiPen Jr® auto-injector.
At this time, there is supply of EpiPen auto-injectors in pharmacies, but out of an abundance of caution, inventory has been placed under preventative allocation to pharmacies until October 4, 2019.
This means that Pfizer is managing the supply carefully and working closely with distributors to help ensure patients have consistent access to this medication.
At this time, it has been advised that you should be able to fill your full prescription of EpiPen auto-injectors.
To help you better manage throughout this period, the following is recommended:
If you have an expired EpiPen auto-injector or one that is about to expire, check with your local pharmacy to have it replaced. Please note that the expiry date applies to the last day of the month noted on the device.
As always, continue to follow tips for preventing reactions