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Ampicillin Sodium and Sulbactam Sodium Injection

Last Updated: October 3, 2018
Status: Current

Products Affected - Description
    • 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, Pfizer, 3 gram, ADD-Vantage vial, 10 count, NDC 00409-2987-03
    • 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, 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
    • Unasyn powder for solution for injection, Pfizer, 1.5 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 00049-0013-83
    • 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, Pfizer, 1.5 gram, ADD-Vantage vial, 10 count, NDC 00409-2689-01
    • Ampicillin Sodium and Sulbactam Sodium powder for solution for injection, Sagent, 15 gram, bulk vial, 1 count, NDC 25021-0144-99
    • 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

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 mid- to late-October 2018.
    • Mylan Institutional has ampicillin sulbactam 1.5 gram vials on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date. The 15 gram vials are on back order and the company estimates a release date of late-January 2019.
    • Pfizer has ampicillin sulbactam 3 gram ADD-Vantage vials available in limited supply. Unasyn 3 gram and 15 gram bulk vials are on back order and the company estimates a release date of October 2018 for the 15 gram vials and November 2018 for the 3 gram vials.
    • 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 November 2018 for the 1.5 gram vials and January 2019 for the 3 gram vials.
    • WG Critical Care has ampicillin sulbactam 3 gram vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of mid-October 2018.

Updated

Updated October 3, 2018 by Megan Dryer, PharmD. Created June 24, 2011 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Copyright 2018, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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