FDA Extends EpiPen Expiration Dates

Expiration dates extended for some epinephrine auto-injectors

To help alleviate the intermittent supply interruptions of EpiPen® epinephrine auto-injectors, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is extending expiration dates beyond the manufacturer’s labeled expiration dates for select lots of EpiPen® and the authorized generic version manufactured by Meridian Medical Technologies, a Pfizer company.

Based on stability data provided by Pfizer and reviewed by the FDA, extended expiration dates are supported for specific batches of epinephrine auto-injectors. The FDA is not requiring or recommending that the identified batches be relabeled with their new expiration dates. To help ensure patient safety, these products should have been—and should continue to be—stored as labeled.

If you have an epinephrine auto-injector or EpiPen® with a stability-verified batch number, you will be able to use it through the corresponding new expiration date indicated on the FDA website. As more data becomes available, this list may continue to expand.

If you have any questions about your EpiPen® or generic epinephrine auto-injector or the extended expiration dates, please contact your prescriber or pharmacist.

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