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Ceftazidime Injection

Last Updated: August 31, 2018
Status: Current

Products Affected - Description
    • Fortaz injection, Teligent, 1 gram/50 mL, premixed bag, 24 count, NDC 24987-0412-00
    • Fortaz injection, Teligent, 2 gram/50 mL, premixed bag, 24 count, NDC 24987-0413-00
    • Fortaz powder for solution for injection, Teligent, 2 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 24987-0379-34
    • Fortaz powder for solution for injection, Teligent, 500 mg, vial, 10 count, NDC 24987-0377-10
    • Fortaz powder for solution for injection, Teligent, 6 gram, vial, 6 count, NDC 24987-0382-37
    • Ceftazidime injection, BBraun, 1 gram/50 mL, premixed bag, 24 count, NDC 00264-3143-11
    • Ceftazidime injection, BBraun, 2 gram/50 mL, premixed bag, 24 count, NDC 00264-3145-11
Reason for the Shortage
    • Pfizer has Tazicef available.
    • Sagent had ceftazidime injection on shortage due to manufacturing delays.
    • Sandoz discontinued ceftazidime 1 gram and 2 gram vials in 2015. Sandoz discontinued the 6 gram vials in early 2016.
    • BBraun had ceftazidime on allocation due to increased demand.
    • Teligent discontinued Fortaz 2 gram vials, 6 gram vials, and both 1 gram/50 mL and 2 gram/50 mL premixes in February 2018.
    • WG Critical Care has ceftazidime available.
Available Products
    • Fortaz powder for solution for injection, Teligent, 1 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 24987-0378-10
    • Fortaz powder for solution for injection, Teligent, 1 gram, TwistVials 25 count, NDC 24987-0434-00
    • Fortaz powder for solution for injection, Teligent, 2 gram, TwistVials 10 count, NDC 24987-0435-00
    • Tazicef powder for solution for injection, Pfizer, 1 gram, ADD-Vantage vial, 25 count, NDC 00409-5092-16
    • Tazicef powder for solution for injection, Pfizer, 1 gram, vial, 25 count, NDC 00409-5082-16
    • Tazicef powder for solution for injection, Pfizer, 2 gram, ADD-Vantage vial, 10 count, NDC 00409-5093-11
    • Tazicef powder for solution for injection, Pfizer, 2 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 00409-5084-11
    • Tazicef powder for solution for injection, Pfizer, 6 gram, vial, 6 count, NDC 00409-5086-11
    • Ceftazidime powder for solution for injection, Sagent, 1 gram, vial, 25 count, NDC 25021-0127-20
    • Ceftazidime powder for solution for injection, Sagent, 2 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 25021-0128-50
    • Ceftazidime powder for solution for injection, Sagent, 6 gram, vial, 6 count, NDC 25021-0129-99
    • Ceftazidime powder for solution for injection, WG Critical Care, 1 gram, vial, 25 count, NDC 44567-0235-25
    • Ceftazidime powder for solution for injection, WG Critical Care, 2 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 44567-0236-10
    • Ceftazidime powder for solution for injection, WG Critical Care, 6 gram, vial, 6 count, NDC 44567-0237-06

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • BBraun has ceftazidime 1 gram/50 mL and 2 gram/50 mL premixed bags on allocation.
    • Teligent has Fortaz 500 mg vials on long-term back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.

Updated

Updated August 31, 2018 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created November 29, 2011 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Copyright 2018, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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