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5% Dextrose Injection (PVC-free and DEHP-free)

Last Updated: January 3, 2018
Status: Current

5% Dextrose Injection (PVC-free and DEHP-free)

Products Affected - Description
  • 5% Dextrose injection, BBraun
    250 mL PVC/DEHP-free bag, 1 count (NDC 00264-7510-20)
    500 mL PVC/DEHP-free bag, 1 count (NDC 00264-7510-10)
    1000 mL PVC/DEHP-free bag, 1 count (NDC 00264-7510-00)

 
5% Dextrose injection, Baxter
250 mL PVC/DEHP-free bag, 40 count (NDC 00338-6346-02) - discontinued
500 mL PVC/DEHP-free bag, 1 count (NDC 00338-6346-03) - discontinued
 
5% Dextrose injection, ICU Medical
50 mL PVC/DEHP-free bag, 60 count (NDC 00409-7923-06)
100 mL PVC/DEHP-free bag, 60 count (NDC 00409-7923-11)
250 mL PVC/DEHP-free bag, 24 count (NDC 00409-7922-25)
Reason for the Shortage
    • ICU Medical states the shortage is due to increased demand and manufacturing delays. ICU Medical discontinued the 500 mL VisIV bags in 2011 due to leaking around the administration and medications ports.
    • ICU Medical is now the IV fluid business of Pfizer after the acquisition of Hospira.
    • Baxter is not currently marketing 5% dextrose PVC/DEHP-free bags.
    • BBraun has 250 mL, 500 mL, and 1,000 mL PVC/DEHP-free bags on back order due to manufacturing delays.
Available Products
  • Baxter is coordinating with FDA to temporarily import 5% glucose injection 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.

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • BBraun has 5% dextrose 250 mL, 500 mL, and 1,000 mL PVC/DEHP-free bags on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.
    • ICU Medical has 5% dextrose in 50 mL, 100 mL, and 250 mL PVC/DEHP-free bags on back order and the company estimates a release date of mid-January 2018.

Safety

    • There are no 5% dextrose 500 mL or 1,000 mL PVC/DEHP-free options available.
    • The Baxter Exactamix empty bags and Intravia empty bags are DEHP-free, but the port areas contain PVC.

Updated

January 3, 2018; December 15, November 17, October 10 and 4, July 28, June 8, May 4, 2017, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2018, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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