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Cefoxitin Sodium Injection

Last Updated: December 10, 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, Fresenius Kabi, 2 gram, 20 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 63323-0342-25
    • 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
    • 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 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.
    • WG Critical Care 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, 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, WG Critical Care, 1 gram, vial, 25 count, NDC 44567-0245-25

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.
    • Fresenius Kabi has cefoxitin 2 gram vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of early- to mid-January 2019.
    • Sagent has cefoxitin 2 gram vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of January 2019.
    • WG Critical Care has cefoxitin 2 gram vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of late-December 2018. The 10 gram vials are on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.

Updated

Updated December 10, 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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