Skip to Content

5% Dextrose Injection (Pvc-Free and Dehp-Free)

Last Updated: April 2, 2018
Status: Current

5% Dextrose Injection (Pvc-Free and Dehp-Free)

Products Affected - Description
    • 5% Dextrose injection, BBraun, 1000 mL PVC/DEHP-free bag, 1 count, NDC 00264-7510-00
    • 5% Dextrose injection, BBraun, 250 mL PVC/DEHP-free bag, 1 count, NDC 00264-7510-20
    • 5% Dextrose injection, BBraun, 500 mL PVC/DEHP-free bag, 1 count, NDC 00264-7510-10
    • 5% Dextrose injection, Baxter, 250 mL PVC/DEHP-free bag, 40 count, NDC 00338-6346-02
    • 5% Dextrose injection, Baxter, 500 mL PVC/DEHP-free bag, 1 count, NDC 00338-6346-03
    • 5% Dextrose injection, ICU Medical, 100 mL PVC/DEHP-free bag, 60 count, NDC 00409-7923-11
    • 5% Dextrose injection, ICU Medical, 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
    • 5% Dextrose injection, ICU Medical, 50 mL PVC/DEHP-free bag, 60 count, NDC 00409-7923-06

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • BBraun has 5% dextrose 250 mL, 500 mL, and 1,000 mL PVC/DEHP-free bags on allocation to current customers.
    • ICU Medical has 5% dextrose in 100 mL and 250 mL PVC/DEHP-free bags on back order and the company estimates a release date in early-April 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

Updated April 2, 2018 by Benjamin Witt, PharmD, BCPS, Drug Information Specialist. Created May 4, 2017 by Elyse MacDonald, PharmD, MS, BCPS. Copyright 2018, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

Hide