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

Last Updated: January 17, 2023
Status: Current

Products Affected - Description
    • Minibag injection, Baxter, 0.9%, 100 mL small volume bag, Single pack 96 count, NDC 00338-0049-48
    • Minibag injection, Baxter, 0.9%, 25 mL small volume bag, Quad pack 48 count, NDC 00338-0049-10
    • Minibag injection, Baxter, 0.9%, 50 mL small volume bag, Single pack 96 count, NDC 00338-0049-41
    • Minibag plus Viaflex injection, Baxter, 0.9%, 100 mL small volume bag, 80 count, NDC 00338-0553-18
    • 0.9% Sodium Chloride injection, BBraun, 0.9%, 100 mL fill in 150 mL bag small volume bag, 64 count, NDC 00264-1800-32
    • 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% Sodium Chloride injection, BBraun, 0.9%, 50 mL fill in 100 mL bag small volume bag, 84 count, NDC 00264-1800-31
    • 0.9% Sodium Chloride injection, BD, 100 mL PVC/DEHP-free bag, 50 count, NDC 17271-0701-03
    • 0.9% Sodium Chloride injection, BD, 50 mL PVC/DEHP-free bag, 60 count, NDC 17271-0701-02
    • 0.9% Sodium Chloride injection, Fresenius Kabi, 100 mL PVC/DEHP-free bag, 50 count, NDC 63323-0623-61
    • 0.9% Sodium Chloride injection, ICU Medical, 0.9%, 100 mL small volume bag, 48 count, NDC 00409-7984-23
    • 0.9% Sodium Chloride injection, ICU Medical, 0.9%, 100 mL VisIV small volume bag, 60 count, NDC 00409-7984-11 - discontinued
    • 0.9% Sodium Chloride injection, ICU Medical, 0.9%, 100 mL small volume bag, 80 count, NDC 00409-7984-37
    • 0.9% Sodium Chloride injection, ICU Medical, 0.9%, 50 mL preservative-free small volume bag, 48 count, NDC 00409-7984-13
    • 0.9% Sodium Chloride injection, ICU Medical, 0.9%, 50 mL VisIV small volume bag, 60 count, NDC 00409-7984-06 - discontinued
Reason for the Shortage
    • Baxter has 0.9% sodium chloride small volume bags on back order due to increased demand and manufacturing delay.
    • BBraun has 0.9% sodium chloride small volume bags on shortage due to labor shortages and manufacturing delays.
    • BD has 0.9% sodium chloride small volume bags on shortage due to increased demand.
    • Fresenius Kabi did not provide a reason for the shortage.
    • ICU Medical states the shortage is due to increased demand. The 50 mL and 100 mL VisIV bags have been discontinued.
    • Nextgen has 0.9% sodium chloride small volume bags available to contracted customers.
    • Pfizer has 0.9% sodium chloride small volume presentations on shortage due to increased demand.
Available Products
    • Minibag injection, Baxter, 0.9%, 100 mL small volume bag, Multipack 96 count, NDC 00338-0049-38
    • Minibag injection, Baxter, 0.9%, 100 mL small volume bag, Quad pack 96 count, NDC 00338-0049-18
    • Minibag injection, Baxter, 0.9%, 50 mL small volume bag, Multipack 96 count, NDC 00338-0049-31
    • Minibag injection, Baxter, 0.9%, 50 mL small volume bag, Quad pack 96 count, NDC 00338-0049-11
    • Minibag plus Viaflex injection, Baxter, 0.9%, 50 mL small volume bag, 80 count, NDC 00338-0553-11
    • 0.9% Sodium Chloride injection, Fresenius Kabi, 100 mL freeflex+ bag (PVC/DEHP-free) bag, 50 count, NDC 65219-0220-10
    • 0.9% Sodium Chloride injection, Fresenius Kabi, 50 mL PVC/DEHP-free bag, 60 count, NDC 63323-0623-53
    • 0.9% Sodium Chloride injection, Fresenius Kabi, 50 mL freeflex+ bag (PVC/DEHP-free) bag, 60 count, NDC 65219-0218-50
    • 0.9% Sodium Chloride solution for injection, Fresenius Kabi, 100 mL single dose vial, 25 count, NDC 63323-0186-00
    • 0.9% Sodium Chloride injection, ICU Medical, 0.9%, 25 mL small volume bag, 48 count, NDC 00409-7984-20
    • 0.9% Sodium Chloride injection, ICU Medical, 0.9%, 50 mL small volume bag, 80 count, NDC 00409-7984-36
    • 0.9% Sodium Chloride injection, Nextgen Pharmaceuticals, 0.9%, 100 mL small volume bag, 70 count, NDC 79672-0613-02
    • 0.9% Sodium Chloride injection, Nextgen Pharmaceuticals, 0.9%, 50 mL small volume bag, 115 count, NDC 79672-0613-01
    • 0.9% Sodium Chloride, Pfizer, 0.9%, 100 mL ADD-Vantage small volume bag, 50 count, NDC 00409-7101-67
    • 0.9% Sodium Chloride, Pfizer, 0.9%, 50 mL ADD-Vantage small volume bag, 50 count, NDC 00409-7101-66

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • BBraun has 0.9% sodium chloride 25 mL, 50 mL, and 100 mL bags on allocation.
    • BD is allocating 0.9% sodium chloride bags to current customers.
    • Fresenius Kabi has 0.9% sodium chloride 100 mL PVC/DEHP-free bags on back order and the company estimates a release date of mid-January 2023.
    • ICU Medical has 0.9% sodium chloride 100 mL bags in 48 count and 50 mL preservative-free bags on available to contracted customers. The 100 mL bags in 80 count are on allocation.

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 at https://www.ashp.org/drug-shortages/shortage-resources/publications/fluid-shortages-suggestions-for-management-and-conservation?loginreturnUrl=SSOCheckOnly.

Updated

Updated January 17, 2023 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created September 29, 2017 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2023, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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