Evaluate Tocilizumab Alternatives for COVID-19
Tocilizumab (Actemra) shortages will continue to raise questions about using an add-on to steroids for COVID-19.
This IL-6 inhibitor is the go-to add-on. But supplies are low...plus hospitals are balancing stock for other indications.
Continue to apply creative solutions. For example, if you have tocilizumab subcutaneous prefilled syringes, consider using them to make IV doses...lab data suggest similar stability. Infuse with a filter.