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Cefoxitin Sodium Injection

Last Updated: March 7, 2019
Status: Current

Products Affected - Description
    • Cefoxitin powder for solution for injection, Apotex, 1 gram, vial, 25 count, NDC 60505-0759-05
    • Cefoxitin powder for solution for injection, Apotex, 10 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 60505-0761-04
    • Cefoxitin powder for solution for injection, Apotex, 2 gram, vial, 25 count, NDC 60505-0760-05
    • Cefoxitin powder for solution for injection, Fresenius Kabi, 1 gram, 15 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 63323-0341-25
    • Cefoxitin powder for solution for injection, Fresenius Kabi, 2 gram, 20 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 63323-0342-25
    • Cefoxitin powder for solution for injection, Sagent, 1 gram, vial, 25 count, NDC 25021-0109-10
    • Cefoxitin powder for solution for injection, Sagent, 10 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 25021-0111-99
    • Cefoxitin powder for solution for injection, Sagent, 2 gram, vial, 25 count, NDC 25021-0110-20
    • Cefoxitin powder for solution for injection, WG Critical Care, 1 gram, vial, 25 count, NDC 44567-0245-25
    • Cefoxitin powder for solution for injection, WG Critical Care, 10 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 44567-0247-10
    • Cefoxitin powder for solution for injection, WG Critical Care, 2 gram, vial, 25 count, NDC 44567-0246-25
    • Cefoxitin powder for solution for injection, BBraun, 2 gram, 50 mL DUPLEX Drug Delivery System, 24 count, NDC 00264-3125-11
    • Cefoxitin powder for solution for injection, BBraun, 1 gram, 50 mL DUPLEX Drug Delivery System, 24 count, NDC 00264-3123-11
Reason for the Shortage
    • Apotex did not provide a reason for the shortage.
    • BBraun has cefoxitin on allocation due to increased demand.
    • Fresenius Kabi did not provide a reason for the shortage.
    • Hikma did not provide a reason for the shortage. Hikma is not currently marketing cefoxitin.
    • Sagent has cefoxitin on shortage due to increased demand and manufacturing delay.
    • WG Critical Care did not provide a reason for the shortage.
Available Products
    • Cefoxitin powder for solution for injection, Fresenius Kabi, 10 gram, 100 mL bottle, 10 count, NDC 63323-0343-66

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Apotex has temporarily discontinued cefoxitin 1 gram, 2 gram, and 10 gram vials and the company cannot estimate when product will be available again.
    • BBraun has cefoxitin 1 gram and 2 gram DUPLEX bags on back order and the company cannot estimate a next release date.
    • Fresenius Kabi has cefoxitin 1 gram and 2 gram vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of mid-May 2019 for the 1 gram vials and mid-March 2019 for the 2 gram vials.
    • Sagent has cefoxitin 1 gram and 2 gram vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of March 2019. The 10 gram vials are on back order and the company estimates a release date of April 2019.
    • WG Critical Care has cefoxitin 2 gram vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of March 2019. The 1 gram vials are on back order and the company estimates a release date of April 2019. The 10 gram vials are on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.

Updated

Updated March 7, 2019 by Anthony Trovato, PharmD, BCPS. Created November 8, 2016 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2019, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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