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Azithromycin Suspension

Last Updated: August 17, 2010
Status: Resolved

Products Affected - Description

Azithromycin suspension, Sandoz
100 mg/5 mL, 15 mL bottle (NDC 00185-7203-70)
200 mg/5 mL, 15 mL bottle (NDC 00185-7206-70)
200 mg/5 mL, 22.5 mL bottle (NDC 00185-7209-69)
200 mg/5 mL, 30 mL bottle (NDC 00185-7212-68)

 
Zmax suspension, Pfizer
2 gram/60 mL adult formulation bottle (NDC 00069-4170-21) - discontinued
2 gram/60 mL pediatric formulation bottle (NDC 00069-4170-02) - discontinued

Reason for the Shortage

  • Sandoz states the product has been temporarily unavailable since 2008 due to a management decision.
  • Teva states the shortage was due to supply and demand.
  • Pfizer has discontinued their Zmax individual adult and pediatric formulations and replaced these with a combined adult and pediatric formulation.

Estimated Resupply Dates

  • Sandoz has all presentations of azithromycin suspension temporarily unavailable and the company cannot estimate a release date.
  • Greenstone has azithromycin suspension available in 100 mg/5 mL 15 mL bottles (NDC 59762-3110-01), and 200 mg/5 mL 15 mL bottles (NDC 59762-3120-01), 22.5 mL bottles (NDC 59762-3130-01), and 30 mL bottles (NDC 59762-3140-01).
  • Teva (formerly Pliva) has available azithromycin suspension 100 mg/5 mL 15 mL bottles (NDC 50111-0793-20), 200 mg/mL 15 mL bottles (NDC 50111-0791-20), 22.5 mL bottles (NDC 50111-0767-28), and 30 mL bottles (NDC 50111-0792-22).
  • Teva has available azithromycin suspension 100 mg/5 mL 15 mL bottles (NDC 00093-7148-23), and 200 mg/5 mL 15 mL bottles (NDC 00093-7149-23), 22.5 mL bottles (NDC 00093-7149-94), and 30 mL bottles (NDC 00093-7149-31).
  • Pfizer has available Zithromax 100 mg/5 mL 15 mL bottles (NDC 00069-3110-19), 200 mg/5 mL suspension in 15 mL bottles (NDC 00069-3120-19), 22.5 mL bottles (NDC 00069-3130-19), 30 mL bottles (NDC 00069-3140-19), and Zmax suspension 2 gram/60 mL, 60 mL bottles (NDC 00069-4170-34).

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Updated

August 17, 2010; June 11, 2010; April 16, 2010; February 25, 2010; January 21, 2010; December 14, 2009; November 23, 2009; November 19, 2009; October 13, 2009, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2010, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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