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0.9% Sodium Chloride Small Volume Bags (<150 mL)

Last Updated: January 18, 2018
Status: Current

0.9% Sodium Chloride Small Volume Bags (<150 mL)

Products Affected - Description
  • Minibag injection, Baxter
    0.9%, 25 mL small volume bag, Quad pack 48 count (NDC 00338-0049-10)
    0.9%, 50 mL small volume bag, Single pack 96 count (NDC 00338-0049-41)
    0.9%, 50 mL small volume bag, Quad pack 96 count (NDC 00338-0049-11)
    0.9%, 50 mL small volume bag, Multipack 96 count (NDC 00338-0049-31)
    0.9%, 100 mL small volume bag, Single pack 96 count (NDC 00338-0049-48)
    0.9%, 100 mL small volume bag, Quad pack 96 count (NDC 00338-0049-18)
    0.9%, 100 mL small volume bag, Multipack 96 count (NDC 00338-0049-38)

 
Minibag plus Viaflex injection, Baxter
0.9%, 50 mL small volume bag, 80 count (NDC 00338-0553-11)
0.9%, 100 mL small volume bag, 80 count (NDC 00338-0553-18)
 
0.9% Sodium Chloride injection, BBraun
0.9%, 25 mL fill in 100 mL bag small volume bag, 116 count (NDC 00264-1800-36)
0.9%, 50 mL fill in 100 mL bag small volume bag, 84 count (NDC 00264-1800-31)
0.9%, 100 mL fill in 150 mL bag small volume bag, 64 count (NDC 00264-1800-32)

0.9% Sodium Chloride injection, ICU Medical
0.9%, 25 mL small volume bag, 48 count (NDC 00409-7984-20)
0.9%, 50 mL preservative-free small volume bag, 48 count (NDC 00409-7984-13)
0.9%, 50 mL VisIV small volume bag, 60 count (NDC 00409-7984-06)
0.9%, 50 mL small volume bag, 80 count (NDC 00409-7984-36)
0.9%, 100 mL small volume bag, 48 count (NDC 00409-7984-23)
0.9%, 100 mL VisIV small volume bag, 60 count (NDC 00409-7984-11)
0.9%, 100 mL small volume bag, 80 count (NDC 00409-7984-37)
 
0.9% Sodium Chloride, Pfizer
0.9%, 50 mL ADD-Vantage small volume bag, 50 count (NDC 00409-7101-66)
0.9%, 100 mL ADD-Vantage small volume bag, 50 count (NDC 00409-7101-67)
Reason for the Shortage
    • Baxter has 0.9% sodium chloride small volume bags on shortage due to manufacturing delays.
    • BBraun has 0.9% sodium chloride small volume bags on shortage due to increased demand.
    • ICU Medical has 0.9% sodium chloride small volume bags on shortage due to increased demand.
Available Products
  • Baxter is coordinating with FDA to temporarily import 0.9% sodium chloride in 50 mL and 100 mL sizes manufactured in Ireland. The Dear Healthcare Professional letter provides ordering instructions and other details about the imported products.

 
There is insufficient supply for usual ordering

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Baxter has all 0.9% sodium chloride small volume bags on allocation.
    • BBraun has all 0.9% sodium chloride small volume bags on allocation to current customers only.
    • Pfizer has 0.9% sodium chloride 50 mL and 100 mL ADD-Vantage bags on back order and the company estimates a release date in early-February 2018 for the 50 mL bags and late-January 2018 for the 100 mL bags.
    • ICU Medical has 0.9% sodium chloride 50 mL VisIV bags, 25 mL bags, and 50 mL preservative -free bags on back order and the company estimates release dates of mid-January 2018 for the 50 mL VisIV bag, mid-March 2018 for the 25 mL bag, and late-February 2018 for the 50 mL preservative free bags. All other 0.9% sodium chloride small volume bags are on intermittent back order and the company is releasing supplies as they become available.

Safety

  • Significant pharmacy informatics changes may be required when using imported product. Items to review include barcode scanning, compatibility with devices used to admix drugs on demand such as Vial2Bag®, and ensuring products are entered appropriately in all pharmacy automated systems.

Alternative Agents & Management

    • Reserve small volume bags for medication preparation. Use larger volumes (1 liter) for all other uses including starting intravenous lines, administering blood, or flushing.
    • Work with materials management departments to transfer supplies of small volume bags to pharmacy.
    • Review current compounding and switch to IV push or premixed products whenever possible.
    • ASHP has suggestions on management and conservation of small volume parenteral solutions

Updated

January 18, 2018; November 22, October 27, 13 and 10, September 29, 2017, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2017, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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