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Cefoxitin Sodium Injection

Last Updated: June 21, 2018
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, Sagent, 1 gram, vial, 25 count, NDC 25021-0109-10
    • Cefoxitin powder for solution for injection, WG Critical Care, 1 gram, vial, 25 count, NDC 44567-0245-25
    • Cefoxitin powder for solution for injection, West-Ward, 1 gram, vial, 25 count, NDC 00143-9878-25
    • Cefoxitin powder for solution for injection, West-Ward, 10 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 00143-9876-10
    • Cefoxitin powder for solution for injection, West-Ward, 2 gram, vial, 25 count, NDC 00143-9877-25
    • 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
    • Fresenius Kabi and West-Ward did not provide a reason for the shortage.
    • Sagent had cefoxitin on shortage due to manufacturing delays.
    • BBraun has cefoxitin on allocation due to increased demand.
    • WG Critical Care did not provide a reason for the back order.
    • Apotex did not provide a reason for the shortage.
Available Products
    • 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, 10 gram, 100 mL bottle, 10 count, NDC 63323-0343-66
    • 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, 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, 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

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 vials on allocation.
    • Sagent has cefoxitin 1 gram vials on allocation.
    • West-Ward has cefoxitin 1 gram, 2 gram, and 10 gram vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of July 2018 for the 1 gram vials and cannot estimate a release date for the 2 gram and 10 gram vials.
    • WG Critical Care has cefoxitin 1 gram vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of early-July 2018.

Updated

Updated June 21, 2018 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created November 8, 2016 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Copyright 2018, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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