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Azithromycin Injection

Last Updated: May 15, 2020
Status: Current

Products Affected - Description
    • Zithromax intravenous lyophilized powder for injection, Pfizer, 500 mg, vial, 10 count, NDC 00069-3150-83
    • Azithromycin intravenous lyophilized powder for injection, Apotex, 500 mg, vial, 10 count, NDC 60505-6076-04 - discontinued
    • Azithromycin intravenous lyophilized powder for injection, AuroMedics, 500 mg, vial, 10 count, NDC 55150-0174-10
    • Azithromycin intravenous lyophilized powder for injection, Fresenius Kabi, 500 mg, vial, 10 count, NDC 63323-0398-10
    • Azithromycin intravenous lyophilized powder for injection, Pfizer, 500 mg, ADD-Vantage vial, 10 count, NDC 00409-0144-11
Reason for the Shortage
    • Apotex has discontinued azithromycin injection.
    • AuroMedics did not provide a reason for the shortage.
    • Fresenius Kabi had azithromycin injection on shortage due to increased demand.
    • Pfizer has azithromycin injection on shortage due to manufacturing delays.
    • Slate Run Pharmaceuticals has seen increased demand.
    • Sun Pharma is not currently manufacturing azithromycin injection.
Available Products
    • Azithromycin intravenous lyophilized powder for injection, Athenex, 500 mg, vial, 10 count, NDC 70860-0100-10
    • Azithromycin intravenous lyophilized powder for injection, Slate Run Pharmaceuticals, 500 mg, vial, 10 count, NDC 70436-0019-82

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • AuroMedics has azithromycin 500 mg vials on intermittent back order and the company is releasing product as it becomes available.
    • Fresenius Kabi has azithromycin 500 mg vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of late-May 2020.
    • Pfizer has azithromycin 500 mg ADD-Vantage vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of October 2020. Zithromax 500 mg vials are on back order and the company estimates a release date of August 2020.

Updated

Updated May 15, 2020 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created January 14, 2018 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2020, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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