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50% Dextrose Injection

Last Updated: April 20, 2018
Status: Current

50% Dextrose Injection

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 vial, 25 count, NDC 00409-6648-02
Reason for the Shortage
    • Amphastar has 50% dextrose injection on shortage due to increased demand.
    • 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
    • 50% Dextrose intravenous injection, Pfizer, 50 mL Ansyr II Luer Lock syringe, 10 count, NDC 00409-7517-16

Estimated Resupply Dates

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

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 April 20, 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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