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Amino Acid Products

Last Updated: December 3, 2018
Status: Current

Products Affected - Description
    • Premasol (sulfite-free) injection, Baxter, 6%, 500 mL flexible container, 24 count, NDC 00338-1131-03
Reason for the Shortage
    • Baxter has amino acid products available.[1]
    • BBraun discontinued FreAmine HBC, Nephramine, and Trophamine 6% in mid-2018. The remaining amino acid presentations are available.[2]
    • ICU Medical discontinued several Aminosyn products in September 2018. The remaining amino acid presentations are available.[3]
Available Products
    • Aminosyn II (sulfite-free) injection, ICU Medical, 10%, 2000 mL flexible container, 6 count, NDC 00409-7172-17
    • Aminosyn II (sulfite-free) injection, ICU Medical, 15%, 2000 mL flexible container, 6 count, NDC 00409-7171-17
    • Aminosyn-PF (sulfite-free) injection, ICU Medical, 10%, 1000 mL flexible container, 6 count, NDC 00409-4179-05
    • Aminosyn-PF (sulfite-free) injection, ICU Medical, 7%, 500 mL flexible container, 12 count, NDC 00409-4178-03
    • Clinisol (sulfite-free) injection, Baxter, 15%, 2000 mL flexible container, 6 count, NDC 00338-0502-06
    • Clinisol (sulfite-free) injection, Baxter, 15%, 500 mL flexible container, 24 count, NDC 00338-0502-03
    • FreAmine III injection, BBraun, 10%, 1000 mL glass container, 6 count, NDC 00264-9010-55
    • Plenamine injection, BBraun, 15%, 1000 mL glass container, 6 count, NDC 00264-3200-55
    • Premasol (sulfite-free) injection, Baxter, 10%, 2000 mL flexible container, 6 count, NDC 00338-1130-06
    • Premasol (sulfite-free) injection, Baxter, 10%, 500 mL flexible container, 24 count, NDC 00338-1130-03
    • Prosol (sulfite-free) injection, Baxter, 20%, 2000 mL flexible container, 6 count, NDC 00338-0499-06
    • Travasol injection, Baxter, 10%, 1000 mL flexible container, 12 count, NDC 00338-0644-04
    • Travasol injection, Baxter, 10%, 2000 mL flexible container, 6 count, NDC 00338-0644-03
    • Travasol injection, Baxter, 10%, 2000 mL flexible container, NDC 00338-0644-06
    • TrophAmine injection, BBraun, 10%, 500 mL glass container, 6 count, NDC 00264-9341-55
    • HepatAmine, BBraun, 8%, 500 mL glass container, 6 count, NDC 00264-9371-55
    • ProcalAmine injection, BBraun, 1000 mL glass container, 6 count, NDC 00264-1915-07

Implications for Patient Care

    • Travasol product information now includes dosage information for pediatric patients. Travasol product information can be found at https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=8543b5be-0f43-4891-9e56-d7c39fe839b5. A comparison chart of Premasol and Travasol is available at https://www.nutritioncare.org/uploadedFiles/Documents/Guidelines_and_Clinical_Resources/Comparison%20Chart%20of%20Premasol%20and%20Travasol.pdf.

Safety

    • ASPEN provides recommendations for managing shortages of parenteral nutrition products. See their website for more details (https://www.nutritioncare.org/Guidelines_and_Clinical_Resources/Product_Shortages/Product_Shortage_Management/).

References

    1. Baxter. Customer Service (personal communications). September 6, 2017, January 3, February 28, June 8, July 9, November 15, and December 3, 2018.
    2. BBraun. Customer Service (personal communications). June 12 and December 6, 2017; and July 10, 2018.
    3. ICU Medical. Customer Service (personal communications or website). September 6 and December 6, 2017, February 28, April 2 and 9, May 1, July 10, August 15, October 6, and November 15, 2018.
    4. Baxter. Dear Healthcare Professional Letter. https://www.fda.gov/downloads/Drugs/DrugSafety/DrugShortages/UCM587200.pdf November 30, 2017. Accessed December 6, 2017.
    5. Baxter. Dear Healthcare Professional Letter. https://www.fda.gov/downloads/Drugs/DrugSafety/DrugShortages/UCM584416.pdf Accessed December 15, 2017.

Updated

Updated December 3, 2018 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created March 3, 2017 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Copyright 2018, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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