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50% Dextrose Injection

Last Updated: September 28, 2018
Status: Current

Products Affected - Description
    • 50% Dextrose intravenous injection, Pfizer, 50 mL LifeShield syringe, 10 count, NDC 00409-4902-34
    • 50% Dextrose intravenous injection, Pfizer, 50 mL Ansyr II Luer Lock syringe, 10 count, NDC 00409-7517-16
    • 50% Dextrose intravenous injection, Pfizer, 50 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 00409-6648-02
Reason for the Shortage
    • Amphastar has 50% dextrose injection available.
    • Pfizer has 50% dextrose injection on shortage due to manufacturing delays.
Available Products
    • 50% Dextrose intravenous injection, Amphastar, 50 mL Luer-Jet syringe, 10 count, NDC 76329-3301-01

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Pfizer has 50% dextrose 50 mL LifeShield syringes and 50 mL Ansyr syringes on back order and the company estimates a release date of October 2018. The 50% dextrose 50 mL vials are available in limited supply.

Safety

    • FDA has extended the expiration dating for certain lots of 50% dextrose 50 mL Abboject syringes. https://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/DrugShortages/ucm563360.htm

Updated

Updated September 28, 2018 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created April 20, 2017 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Copyright 2018, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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