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Cefepime Injection

Last Updated: April 18, 2018
Status: Current

Cefepime Injection

Products Affected - Description
    • Maxipime powder for solution for injection, Pfizer, 1 gram, ADD-Vantage vial, 25 count, NDC 00409-0217-01
    • Maxipime powder for solution for injection, Pfizer, 1 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 00409-0219-01
    • Maxipime powder for solution for injection, Pfizer, 2 gram, ADD-Vantage vial, 25 count, NDC 00409-0218-01
    • Maxipime powder for solution for injection, Pfizer, 2 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 00409-0220-01
    • Cefepime powder for solution for injection, Apotex, 1 gram, vial, 1 count, NDC 60505-0834-00
    • Cefepime powder for solution for injection, Apotex, 1 gram, vial, 1 count, NDC 60505-6146-00
    • Cefepime powder for solution for injection, Apotex, 1 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 60505-6146-04
    • Cefepime powder for solution for injection, Apotex, 1 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 60505-0834-04
    • Cefepime powder for solution for injection, Apotex, 2 gram, vial, 1 count, NDC 60505-6147-00
    • Cefepime powder for solution for injection, Apotex, 2 gram, vial, 1 count, NDC 60505-0681-00
    • Cefepime powder for solution for injection, Apotex, 2 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 60505-0681-04
    • Cefepime powder for solution for injection, Apotex, 2 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 60505-6147-04
    • Cefepime injection, BBraun, 1 gram/50 mL, premixed bag, 24 count, NDC 00264-3193-11
    • Cefepime injection, BBraun, 2 gram/100 mL, premixed bag, 24 count, NDC 00264-3195-11
    • Cefepime powder for solution for injection, Sandoz, 1 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 00781-3222-95
    • Cefepime powder for solution for injection, Sandoz, 2 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 00781-3223-95
Reason for the Shortage
    • Apotex did not provide a reason for the shortage.
    • Baxter had cefepime on shortage due to increased demand.
    • BBraun has cefepime on shortage due to increased demand.
    • Fresenius Kabi had cefepime injection on shortage due to manufacturing delays.
    • Pfizes has Maxipime on shortage due to manufacturing delays.
    • Sagent had cefepime injection on shortage due to manufacturing delays.
    • Sandoz discontinued cefepime injection in early-2016.
    • WG Critical Care had cefepime injection on shortage due to increased demand.
Available Products
    • Cefepime injection, Baxter, 1 gram/50 mL, premixed bag, 24 count, NDC 00338-1301-41
    • Cefepime injection, Baxter, 2 gram/100 mL, premixed bag, 12 count, NDC 00338-1301-48
    • Cefepime powder for solution for injection, Fresenius Kabi, 1 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 63323-0326-20
    • Cefepime powder for solution for injection, Fresenius Kabi, 2 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 63323-0340-20
    • Cefepime powder for solution for injection, Sagent, 1 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 25021-0121-20
    • Cefepime powder for solution for injection, Sagent, 2 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 25021-0122-50
    • Cefepime powder for solution for injection, WG Critical Care, 1 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 44567-0240-10
    • Cefepime powder for solution for injection, WG Critical Care, 2 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 44567-0241-10

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Apotex has cefepime presentations on back order and the company estimates a release date in early- to mid-May 2018.
    • BBraun has cefepime 1 gram and 2 gram premixed bags on allocation to current customers.
    • Pfizer has Maxipime 1 gram vials, 2 gram vials, and 1 gram ADD-Vantage vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of mid-May 2018.

Updated

Updated April 18, 2018 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created April 3, 2015 by Jane Chandramouli, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Copyright 2018, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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