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Latex content of commonly used injections

 

Printed on Wednesday, September 11th 2002
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Key

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The manufacturer cannot be 100% certain that the product did not come into contact with any latex/rubber during manufacture and due to GMP guidelines staff at the manufacturing site wear latex gloves. These products should therefore be used at the discretion of the medical practitioner.
*
The product has a synthetic bung or another synthetic rubber component but cannot be guaranteed to be completely free of latex allergens



 

Generic Name
Trade Name
Company
Latex Content
Acetylcysteine 200mg/ml
Parvolex
Celltech
Latex free #
Aciclovir
 
Faulding DBL
Latex free
Adenosine
Adenocor/scan
Sanofi-Synthelabo
Latex free
Adrenaline 1 in 10,000 minijet
  
Celltech/IMS
Latex free #
Adrenaline 1 in 1000
  
Antigen
Latex free #
Adrenaline 1 in 1000 minijet
 
Celltech/IMS
Latex free #
Adrenaline 1:1000
  
Phoenix Pharma
Latex free
Adrenaline 100mcg/ml syringe 1ml syringe
  
Aurum/Martindale
Syringe cap/needle cap contains latex
Adrenaline injection 1mg/10ml syringe
  
Aurum/Martindale
Syringe cap/needle cap contains latex
Adrenaline injection 1mg/ml (anaphylaxis with needle) syringe
  
Aurum/Martindale
Syringe cap/needle cap contains latex
Adrenaline injection 1mg/ml (CPR) syringe
  
Aurum/Martindale
Syringe cap/needle cap contains latex
Adrenaline injection 5mg/5ml syringe
  
Aurum/Martindale
Syringe cap/needle cap contains latex
Adsorbed Diphtheria and Tetanus Vaccine for adults and adolescents prefilled syringe
Diftavax
Aventis Pasteur MSD
Needle shield contains latex
Adsorbed Tetanus Vaccine
Clostet
Evans
Contains latex
Adsorbed tetanus vaccine amp
 
Aventis Pasteur MSD
Latex free
Adsorbed tetanus vaccine prefilled syringe
  
Aventis Pasteur MSD
Needle shield contains latex
Alfentanil
Rapifen
Janssen-Cilag
Latex free
Alprostadil
Caverject
Pharmacia
Latex free *
Alprostadil 500mcg/ml
Prostin VR
Pharmacia
Latex free *
Alprostadil dual chamber
Caverject
Pharmacia
Latex free *
Amikacin
  
Faulding DBL
Latex free
Amikacin 100mg/2ml, 500mg/2ml
Amikin
Bristol Myers Squibb
Latex free
Aminophylline minijet
 
Celltech/IMS
Latex free #
Amiodarone 30mg/ml syringe
  
Aurum/Martindale
Syringe cap/needle cap contains latex
Amiodarone injection
Cordarone IV
Sanofi - Synthelabo
Latex free
Amoxicillin 250mg, 500mg, 1g
  
CP Pharmaceuticals
Latex free #
Amphotericin B
Abelcet
Elan
Latex free
Amphotericin injection
Fungizone
Bristol Myers Squibb
Latex free
Ampicillin
Penbritin
Glaxo Smith Kline
Latex free #
Aprotinin
Trasylol
Bayer
Latex free
Ascorbic acid 1000mcg/5ml
 
Celltech
Latex free #
Atracurium
Tracrium
Glaxo Smith Kline
Latex free #
Atracurium
  
Faulding DBL
Latex free
Atropine 1mg/10ml minijet
  
Celltech/IMS
Latex free #
Atropine 3mg/30ml minijet
 
Celltech/IMS
Latex free #
Atropine 600mcg/ml
  
Phoenix Pharma
Latex free
Atropine 600mcg/ml
  
Antigen
Latex free #
Atropine 600mcg/ml, 1mg/5ml, 3mg/10ml syringe
  
Aurum/Martindale
Syringe/needle cap contains latex
Atropine Sulphate 500mcg/5ml minijet
 
Celltech/IMS
Latex free #
Aztreonam 500mg, 1000mg, 2000mg
Azactam
Bristol Myers Squibb
Latex free
Balanced Salt Solution
  
Pharmacia
Latex free
Benzylpenicillin
Crystapen
Britannia
Latex free
Betamethasone 4mg/ml
Betnesol
Celltech
Latex free #
Bleomycin
  
Faulding DBL
Latex free
Botulinum toxin type B
Neurobloc
Elan
Latex free
Bretylium tosylate 500mg/10ml minijet
 
Celltech/IMS
Latex free #
Bupivacaine 0.5% heavy
Marcain
Astra Zeneca
Latex free #
Bupivacaine polyamp 0.25%, 0.5% and 0.75%
Marcain polyamp
Astra Zeneca
Latex free #
Bupivacaine with adrenaline 0.25%, 0.5%
Marcain with adrenaline
Astra Zeneca
Latex free #
Calcium chloride 10% minijet
  
Celltech/IMS
Latex free #
Calcium chloride dihydrate 13.4% 10ml
 
Celltech
Latex free #
Calcium chloride IV infusion 10% syringe
  
Aurum/Martindale
Syringe cap/needle cap contains latex
Calcium gluconate 10%
  
Phoenix
Latex free
Calcium leucovorin
  
Faulding DBL
Contains latex
Carboplatin
Carboplatin Onco-Vial
Faulding DBL
Latex free
Carboplatin
  
Faulding DBL
Contains latex
Carboplatin 50mg, 150mg and 450mg
Paraplatin
Bristol Myers Squibb
Latex free
Cefotaxime 500mg,1g, 2g
  
CP Pharmaceuticals
Latex free #
Cefradine 500mg, 1000mg
Velosef
Bristol Myers Squibb
Latex free
Cefuroxime
Zinacef
Glaxo Smith Kline
Latex free #
Chloramphenicol sodium succinate
Kemicetine succinate
Pharmacia
Latex free *
chlorpheniramine
 
Link
Latex free
Ciprofloxacin bottle and flexibag
Ciproxin
Bayer
Latex free
Cisplatin
 
Faulding DBL
Contains latex
Cisplatin 50mg
 
Pharmacia
Latex free *
Clindamycin
Dalacin C
Pharmacia
Latex free *
Co-amoxiclav
Augmentin
Glaxo Smith Kline
Latex free #
Cyanocobalamin 1000mcg
Cytamen
Celltech
Latex free #
Cyclizine
Valoid
CeNeS
Latex free #
Cyclophosphamide
 
Pharmacia
Latex free *
Cytarabine
Cytarabine Onco-Vial
Faulding DBL
Latex free
Cytarabine
 
Faulding DBL
Latex free
Dacarbazine
 
Faulding DBL
Latex free
Dalteparin
Fragmin
Pharmacia
Needle cover is likely to contain latex *
Dantrolene
Dantrium
Proctor and Gamble
Latex free
Dexamethasone inj
 
Akzo Nobel/Organon
Latex free
Dexamethasone sodium phosphate
 
Faulding DBL
Contains latex
Dexamethasone sodium phosphate inj
Decadron
Merck Sharp Dohme
<1% natural latex
Dextrose IV infusions (all strengths) in collapsible containers
 
Baxter
Latex free if manufactured after Jan 1999. (BN starting with 99, 00, 01 or 02)
Dobutamine
 
Faulding DBL
Latex free
Dopamine 200mg selectajet
 
Celltech/IMS
Latex free #
Dopamine 400mg selectajet
 
Celltech/IMS
Latex free #
Dopexamine
Dopacard
Elan
Latex free
Doxorubicin
 
Pharmacia
Latex free *
Doxorubicin
 
Faulding DBL
Latex free
Ephedrine 30mg/ml
 
Martindale
Latex free
Ephedrine 3mg/ml syringe
 
Aurum/martindale
Syringe cap/needle cap contains latex
Epirubicin
Pharmorubicin
Pharmacia
Latex free *
Epoetin beta
NeoRecormon multidose
Roche
The septum of the reconstitution and withdrawal device contain latex #
Epoetin beta
RecoPen cartridges
Roche
Latex free #
Epoetin beta
NeoRecormon monodose vial
Roche
Latex free #
Epoetin beta
NeoRecormon syringe
Roche
Contains latex #
Erythromycin
 
Faulding DBL
Latex free
Etomidate
Hypnomidate
Janssen -Cilag
Latex free
Etoposide
Vepesid
Bristol Myers Squibb
Contains latex bung
Fentanyl
Sublimaze
Janssen- Cilag
Latex free
Flucloxacillin 250mg, 500mg, 1g
 
CP Pharmaceuticals
Latex free #
Fluorouracil
 
Faulding DBL
Contains latex
Frusemide 20mg/2ml 50mg/5ml
 
Antigen
See Furosemide entry
Frusemide 80mg/8ml minijet
 
Celltech/IMS
See Furosemide entry
Fucidic acid
Fucidin
Leo Pharmaceuticals
Latex free #
Furosemide 20mg/2ml, 50mg/5ml
 
Antigen
Latex free #
Furosemide 80mg/8ml minijet
 
Celltech/IMS
Latex free #
Gentamicin vial
 
Faulding DBL
Contains latex
Glucose 5% 50ml
 
Phoenix Pharma
Latex free
Glucose 50% minijet
 
Celltech/IMS
Latex free #
Glycopyrrolate
 
Antigen
Latex free #
Glycopyrrolate – neostigmine
 
AnPharm/Antigen
Latex free #
Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine vial
ACT-HIB
Aventis Pasteur MSD
Latex free
Haemophilus influenzae type b with DTP vaccine prefilled syringe
ACT-HIB DTP
Aventis Pasteur MSD
Needle shield contains latex
Heparin 1000iu/ml, 5000iu/ml, 25,000iu/ml
Multiparin
CP Pharmaceuticals
Latex free #
Heparin 1000u/ml 20ml
Pump-Hep
Leo Pharmaceuticals
Latex free #
Heparin 1000u/ml, 5000u/ml, 25,000u/ml
Monoparin
CP Pharmaceuticals
Latex free #
Heparin 100u/ml 2ml
Canusal
CP Pharmaceuticals
Latex free #
Heparin 10u/ml 5ml
Hepsal
CP Pharmaceuticals
Latex free #
Heparin 25,000iu/ml
Calciparine
Sanofi Synthelabo
Needle shield contains latex
Heparin 25,000u/ml
Minihep
Leo Pharmaceuticals
Needle cover contains latex #
Hepatitis A vaccine prefilled syringe
Avaxim
Aventis Pasteur MSD
Needle shield contains latex
Hepatitis A vaccine prefilled syringe with needle
Vaqta
Aventis Pasteur MSD
Stopper and needle shield contain latex
Hepatitis A vaccine prefilled syringe without needle
Vaqta
Aventis Pasteur MSD
Contains latex
Hepatitis A vaccine vial
Vaqta
Aventis Pasteur MSD
Contains latex
Hepatitis B vaccine prefilled syringe with needle
HB-Vax II/HBVAXPRO
Aventis Pasteur MSD
Contains latex in needle shield
Hepatitis B vaccine prefilled syringe without needle
HB-Vax II/HBVAXPRO
Aventis Pasteur MSD
Latex free
Hepatitis B vaccine vial
HB - Vax II/HBVAXPRO
Aventis Pasteur MSD
Contains latex
Hydrocortisone
Solu Cortef
Pharmacia
Latex free *
Hydroxocobalamin
Cobalin-H
Link Pharmaceuticals
Latex free
Hydroxocobalamin 1000mcg
Neo-Cytamen
Celltech
Latex free #
Hyoscine 400mcg/ml
 
Celltech
Latex free #
Imepenem – cilastin
Primaxin
Merck Sharp Dohme
Latex free
Imepenem – cilastin monovial
Primaxin monovial
Merck Sharp Dohme
Stopper contains 15.9% latex
Inactivated Influenza Vaccine (Split Virion) prefilled syringe
 
Aventis Pasteur MSD
Needle shield contains latex
Insulin
Cartridges/prefilled pens of: Humulin S, Humalog, Humulin I, Humalog Mix25, Humalog Mix50, Humulin M2, Humulin M3
Lilly
Plunger is latex free but the disc seal (where the needle is inserted) contains dry natural rubber
Insulin
Hypurin Porcine (neutral, isophane, 30/70) vial and cartridge
CP Pharmaceuticals
Latex free #
Insulin
Hypurin Bovine (neutral, isophane, protamine, lente) vials and cartridge
CP Pharmaceuticals
Latex free #
Insulin
10ml vials of: Humulin S, Humalog, Humulin Lente, Humulin Zn, Humulin I, Humulin M3, Humulin M5
Lilly
Latex free
Insulin
Prefilled disposable injection: Human Actrapid, Human Insulatard, Human Mixtard 10, Human Mixtard 20, Human Mixtard 30, Human Mixtard 40, Human Mixtard 50
Novo Nordisk
The closure contains latex on the outside and bromobutyl rubber on the inside
Insulin
Vials: Pork Actrapid, Human Actrapid, Lentard MC, Human Monotard, Human Ultratard, Pork Insulatard, Human Insulatard, Pork Mixtard 30, Human Mixtard 30, Human Mixtard 50
Novo Nordisk
The closure contains latex on the outside and bromobutyl rubber on the inside
Insulin
Penfills: Human Actrapid, Human Insulatard, Human Mixtard 10, Human Mixtard 20, Human Mixtard 30, Human Mixtard 40, Human Mixtard 50
Novo Nordisk
The closure contains latex on the outside and bromobutyl rubber on the inside
Insulin
Human Velosulin vial, Novorapid vial and penfill, NovoMix 30
Novo Nordisk
Latex free
Ketamine
Ketalar
Pfizer
Latex free #
Labetalol
Trandate
Celltech/IMS
Latex free #
Leucovorin
Refolinon
Pharmacia
Latex free *
Levobupivacaine
Chirocaine
Abbott
Latex free #
Levomepromazine
Nozinan
Link Pharmaceuticals
Latex free
Lignocaine 0.5%, 1%, 2%
 
Antigen
Latex free #
Lignocaine 1% minijet
 
Celltech/IMS
Latex free #
Lignocaine 1%, 2% syringe
 
Aurum/Martindale
Syringe cap/needle cap contains latex
Lignocaine 2% and adrenaline 1:80000 (lidocaine with adrenaline)
Xylocaine 2% with adrenaline 1:80000
Dentsply
Contains latex
Lignocaine 2% and adrenaline 1:80000 cartridges (lidocaine with adrenaline)
Xylotox 2% E-80
Dentsply
Contains latex
Lignocaine 2% and adrenaline 1:80000 dental cartridge (lidocaine and adrenaline)
Lignostab A
Astra Zeneca/Dentsply
Contains latex
Lignocaine 2% minijet
 
Celltech/IMS
Latex free #
Lignocaine 4% laryngojet
 
Celltech/IMS
Latex free #
Lignocaine with adrenaline 0.5%, 1%, 2%
Xylocaine with adrenaline
Astra Zeneca
Latex free #
Magnesium sulphate 50%
 
Celltech
Latex free #
Magnesium sulphate 50% ampoule
 
Martindale
Latex free
Magnesium sulphate 50% syringe
 
Aurum/Martindale
Syringe cap/needle cap contains latex
Measles, mumps and rubella prefilled syringe without needle
MMR II
Aventis Pasteur MSD
Latex free
Measles, mumps, rubella vaccine
MMR II
Aventis Pasteur MSD
Active substance vial is latex free. The sterile diluent contains latex
Medroxyprogesterone acetate
Farlutal
Pharmacia
Latex free *
Medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA)
Depo Provera
Pharmacia
Latex free *
Meningococcal polysaccharide A&C vaccine single dose vial
Mengivac A&C
Aventis Pasteur MSD
Needle shield to the diluent contains latex. The vial is latex free
Metaraminol Bitratrate injection
Aramine
Merck Sharp Dohme
Latex free
Methotrexate
 
Faulding DBL
Contains latex
Methotrimeprazine
Nozinan
Link Pharmaceuticals
See levomepromazine entry
Methyl prednisolone sodium succinate
Solu Medrone
Pharmacia
Latex free *
Methylprednisolone
 
Faulding DBL
Contains latex
Methylprednisolone acetate
Depo Medrone
Pharmacia/Upjohn
Latex free *
Methylprednisolone acetate with lidocaine
Depomedrone/lidocaine
Pharmacia/Upjohn
Latex free *
Midazolam
 
Phoenix Pharma
Latex free
Midazolam
Hypnovel
Roche
Latex free #
Mitomycin
 
Faulding DBL
Latex free
Mivacurium
Mivacron
Glaxo Smith Kline
Latex free #
Morphine
Morphine Pharmaject
Faulding DBL
Latex free
Morphine sulphate 10mg, 15mg, 30mg and 60mg
 
Celltech
Latex free #
Naloxone
Narcan
Dupont
Latex free #
Naloxone
 
Faulding DBL
Contains latex
Naloxone 1mg/ml syringe
 
Aurum/Martindale
Syringe/needle cap contains latex
Naloxone 400mcg minijet
 
Celltech/IMS
Latex free #
Naloxone HCl 800mcg/ml minijet
 
Celltech/IMS
Latex free #
Oily Phenol 5% w/v
 
Celltech
Latex free #
Ondansetron
Zofran
Glaxo Smith Kline
Latex free #
Pethidine 50mg/ml, 100mg/ml
 
Martindale
Latex free
Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine prefilled syringe with needle
Pneumovax II
Aventis Pasteur MSD
Needle shield contains latex
Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine prefilled syringe without needle
Pneumovax II
Aventis Pasteur MSD
Latex free
Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine vial
Pneumovax II
Aventis Pasteur MSD
Latex free
Polysaccharide typhoid vaccine prefilled syringe
Typhim Vi
Aventis Pasteur MSD
Needle shield contains latex
Prilocaine 1%
Citanest
Astra Zeneca
Latex free #
Prilocaine 3% with felypressin cartridge
Citanest 3% with Octapressin
AstraZeneca/Dentsply
Latex free #
Prilocaine 4% cartridge
Citanest
Astra Zeneca
Membrane contains dry natural latex/rubber #
Prilocaine 4% dental cartridge
Citanest
AstraZeneca/Dentsply
Contains latex
Propofol
 
Abbott
Latex free #
Propofol
Diprivan
Astra Zeneca
Latex free #
Propofol
 
Faulding DBL
Latex free
Protamine sulphate 50mg
 
Celltech
Latex free #
Rabies vaccine single dose vial
 
Aventis Pasteur MSD
Needle shield to the diluent contains latex. The vial is latex free
Remifentanil
Ultiva
Elan
Latex free
Rifampicin
Rifadin
Aventis Pharma/ Marion Merrell
Latex free #
Rocuronium
Esmeron
Akzo Nobel/Organon
Latex free
Ropivacaine injection and infusion
Naropin
Astra Zeneca
Latex free #
Sodium bicarbonate 4.2%
 
Martindale
Latex free
Sodium bicarbonate 4.2% minijet
 
Celltech/IMS
Latex free #
Sodium bicarbonate 8.4% 10ml minijet
 
Celltech/IMS
Latex free #
Sodium bicarbonate 8.4% 50ml minijet
 
Celltech/IMS
Latex free #
Sodium bicarbonate 8.4% minijet
 
Celltech/IMS
Latex free #
Sodium chloride 5ml, 10ml, 20ml amps #
 
Antigen
Latex free
Sodium chloride IV infusion (all strengths) in collapsible containers
 
Baxter
Latex free if manufactured after Jan 1999. (BN starting with 99, 00, 01 or 02)
Sodium Hyaluronate
Healonid
Pharmacia
Latex free *
Sodium nitroprusside
 
Faulding DBL
Latex free
Sodium Valproate
Epilim IV
Sanofi – Synthelabo
Latex free
Somatropin
Genotropin
Pharmacia
Latex free *
Streptokinase
Kabikinase
Pharmacia
Latex free *
Streptokinase
 
B Braun
Latex free
Suxamethonium
Anectine
Glaxo Smith Kline
Latex free #
Suxamethonium 50mg/ml syringe
 
Aurum/Martindale
Syringe cap/needle cap contains latex
Thiopentone
 
Link Pharmaceuticals
Latex free
Tinzaparin
Innohep
Leo Pharmaceuticals
Syringes and vials are latex free. The needle covers are latex free if they have an expiry date after 10/2003. Needle covers from syringes with an expiry date prior to 10/2003 contain latex #
Tirofiban
Aggrastat
Merck Sharp Dohme
Latex free
Tobramycin
 
Faulding DBL
Latex free
Triamcinolone acetonide
Kenalog
Bristol Myers Squibb
Latex free
Triamcinolone acetonide vial and syringe
Adcortyl
Bristol Myers Squibb
Latex free
Vancomycin
 
Faulding DBL
Latex free
Vecuronium
Norcuron
Akzo Nobel/Organon
Latex free
Vinblastine
 
Faulding DBL
Contains latex
Vincristine vials
 
Faulding DBL
Contains latex

Disclaimer

The information on this latex content database is provided solely for informational purposes and should not be used for any medical purpose without the advice and supervision of a qualified health care professional. Whilst we have taken every care to compile accurate information and to keep it up-to-date, we cannot guarantee its correctness and completeness. Users of this information should always consult the manufacturers literature and take account of any new developments before treating patients. It is also advisable to seek the advice of your local medicines information centre. This information is to be used entirely at your own risk and the authors accept no responsibility for loss or injury resulting from the use of the information contained herein.

 

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