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Ampicillin Sodium and Sulbactam Sodium Injection

Last Updated: January 9, 2019
Status: Current

Products Affected - Description
    • Unasyn powder for solution for injection, Pfizer, 1.5 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 00049-0013-83
    • Unasyn powder for solution for injection, Pfizer, 15 gram, bulk vial, 1 count, NDC 00049-0024-28
    • Unasyn powder for solution for injection, Pfizer, 3 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 00049-0014-83
    • Ampicillin Sodium and Sulbactam Sodium powder for solution for injection, AuroMedics, 1.5 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 55150-0116-20
    • Ampicillin Sodium and Sulbactam Sodium powder for solution for injection, AuroMedics, 15 gram, bulk vial, 1 count, NDC 55150-0118-99
    • Ampicillin Sodium and Sulbactam Sodium powder for solution for injection, AuroMedics, 3 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 55150-0117-20
    • Ampicillin Sodium and Sulbactam Sodium powder for solution for injection, Fresenius Kabi, 1.5 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 63323-0368-20
    • Ampicillin Sodium and Sulbactam Sodium powder for solution for injection, Fresenius Kabi, 15 gram, bulk vial, 1 count, NDC 63323-0370-62
    • Ampicillin Sodium and Sulbactam Sodium powder for solution for injection, Fresenius Kabi, 3 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 63323-0369-20
    • Ampicillin Sodium and Sulbactam Sodium powder for solution for injection, Hikma, 1.5 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 00641-6116-10
    • Ampicillin Sodium and Sulbactam Sodium powder for solution for injection, Hikma, 15 gram, bulk vial, 1 count, NDC 00641-6118-01
    • Ampicillin Sodium and Sulbactam Sodium powder for solution for injection, Hikma, 3 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 00641-6117-10
    • Ampicillin Sodium and Sulbactam Sodium powder for solution for injection, Mylan Institutional, 1.5 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 67457-0348-10
    • Ampicillin Sodium and Sulbactam Sodium powder for solution for injection, Mylan Institutional, 15 gram, bulk vial, 1 count, NDC 67457-0649-10
    • Ampicillin Sodium and Sulbactam Sodium powder for solution for injection, Mylan Institutional, 3 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 67457-0349-10
    • Ampicillin Sodium and Sulbactam Sodium powder for solution for injection, Sagent, 1.5 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 25021-0142-20
    • Ampicillin Sodium and Sulbactam Sodium powder for solution for injection, Sagent, 3 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 25021-0143-30
    • Ampicillin Sodium and Sulbactam Sodium powder for solution for injection, Sandoz, 1.5 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 00781-3032-95
    • Ampicillin Sodium and Sulbactam Sodium powder for solution for injection, Sandoz, 15 gram, bulk vial, 1 count, NDC 00781-3034-46
    • Ampicillin Sodium and Sulbactam Sodium powder for solution for injection, Sandoz, 3 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 00781-3033-95
    • Ampicillin Sodium and Sulbactam Sodium powder for solution for injection, WG Critical Care, 1.5 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 44567-0210-10
    • Ampicillin Sodium and Sulbactam Sodium powder for solution for injection, WG Critical Care, 15 gram, bulk vial, 1 count, NDC 44567-0212-01
    • Ampicillin Sodium and Sulbactam Sodium powder for solution for injection, WG Critical Care, 3 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 44567-0211-10
Reason for the Shortage
    • Pfizer has discontinued generic ampicillin sulbactam except for the 1.5 gram and 3 gram ADD-Vantage vials. These are on shortage due to manufacturing delays.
    • Sagent had ampicillin sulbactam vials on back order due to manufacturing delays.
    • Sandoz cannot provide a reason for the shortage.
    • WG Critical Care states the shortage was due to increased demand.
Available Products
    • Ampicillin Sodium and Sulbactam Sodium powder for solution for injection, Pfizer, 1.5 gram, ADD-Vantage vial, 10 count, NDC 00409-2689-01
    • Ampicillin Sodium and Sulbactam Sodium powder for solution for injection, Pfizer, 3 gram, ADD-Vantage vial, 10 count, NDC 00409-2987-03
    • Ampicillin Sodium and Sulbactam Sodium powder for solution for injection, Sagent, 15 gram, bulk vial, 1 count, NDC 25021-0144-99

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • AuroMedics has ampicillin sulbactam 1.5 gram, 3 gram, and 15 gram vials on long-term back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.
    • Fresenius Kabi has ampicillin sulbactam 1.5 gram, 3 gram, and 15 gram vials on long-term back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.
    • Hikma has ampicilin sulbactam 1.5 gram, 3 gram, and 15 gram vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of late-January 2019 to early-February 2019 for the 1.5 gram vials and mid- to late-January 2019 for the 3 gram vials. The company cannot estimate a release date for the 15 gram vials.
    • Mylan Institutional has ampicillin sulbactam 1.5 gram, 3 gram, and 15 gram vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of early-April 2019 for the 1.5 gram vials, late-January to early-February 2019 for the 3 gram vials, and late-January 2019 for the 15 gram vials.
    • Pfizer has Unasyn 1.5 gram vials and 3 gram vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of 2nd quarter 2019 for the 1.5 gram vials and February 2019 for the 3 gram vials. Unasyn 15 gram bulk vials are on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.
    • Sandoz has ampicillin sulbactam 1.5 gram, 3 gram, and 15 gram vials on long-term back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.
    • Sagent has ampicillin sulbactam 1.5 gram and 3 gram vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of February 2019.
    • WG Critical Care has ampicillin sulbactam 1.5 gram, 3 gram, and 15 gram vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of March 2019.

Updated

Updated January 9, 2019 by Stephen Andrews, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created June 24, 2011 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2019, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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