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70% Dextrose Injection Large Volume Bags

Last Updated: September 29, 2017
Status: Current

70% Dextrose Injection Large Volume Bags

Products Affected - Description
  • All presentations are currently available

Reason for the Shortage
    • Baxter had 70% dextrose 2,000 mL bags on shortage due to manufacturing delays.1
    • BBraun discontinued 70% dextrose in 1,000 mL glass bottles in 2016. The 70% dextrose 2,000 mL bags were on allocation due to increased demand.2
    • Pfizer had 70% dextrose 500 mL in 1000 mL partial fill bags on back order due to manufacturing delays.4
Available Products
  • 70% Dextrose injection, BBraun
    2000 mL bag, 4 count (NDC 00264-7387-50)

 
70% Dextrose injection, Baxter
2000 mL bag, 6 count (NDC 00338-0719-06)
 
70% Dextrose injection, Pfizer
500 mL in 1000 mL partial fill bag, 12 count (NDC 00409-7918-19)
2000 mL bag, 6 count (NDC 00409-7120-07)

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Baxter has 70% dextrose 2,000 mL bags available.1
    • BBraun has 70% dextrose 2,000 mL bags available to current customers.2
    • Pfizer has 70% dextrose 2,000 mL bags and 500 mL in 1000 mL partial-fill bags available.4

Implications for Patient Care

  • Solutions of 70% dextrose are used to compound a variety items including specialized solutions for neonatal or pediatric patients and total parenteral nutrition (TPN).3

Safety

  • Clinicians must use care if using another strength of dextrose injection for compounding (such as 50% dextrose injection). Ensure compounding software is updated prior to using a different strength.

Alternative Agents & Management

    • Clinicians should reserve remaining supplies of 70% dextrose for their most critical patients.
    • Consider using premixed total parenteral nutrition solutions if appropriate.

References

    1. Baxter (personal communication). March 8, July 21, and August 30, 2017.
    2. BBraun (personal communication). March 7, July 7, and August 28, 2017.
    3. BBraun. 70% Dextrose Injection, USP [product information]. Bethlehem, PA: BBraun; 2015.
    4. Pfizer (website). March 9, April 18, July 7 and 21, September 1, and September 29, 2017.

Updated

Updated September 29, 2017 by Benjamin Witt, PharmD, BCPS, Drug Information Specialist. Created March 9, 2017 by Benjamin Witt, PharmD, BCPS, Drug Information Specialist. Copyright 2017, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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