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Cefuroxime Sodium Injection

Last Updated: June 21, 2018
Status: Current

Products Affected - Description
    • Zinacef injection, Teligent, 1.5 gram/50 mL, frozen premixed bag, 24 count, NDC 24987-0425-00
    • Zinacef powder for solution for injection, Teligent, 1.5 gram, ADD-Vantage vial, 10 count, NDC 24987-0437-00
    • Zinacef powder for solution for injection, Teligent, 1.5 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 24987-0354-10
    • Zinacef powder for solution for injection, Teligent, 7.5 gram, bulk vial, 6 count, NDC 24987-0400-00
    • Zinacef powder for solution for injection, Teligent, 750 mg, ADD-Vantage vial, 25 count, NDC 24987-0436-00
    • Zinacef powder for solution for injection, Teligent, 750 mg, vial, 10 count, NDC 24987-0352-10
    • Cefuroxime powder for solution for injection, Sagent, 750 mg, vial, 25 count, NDC 25021-0118-10
    • Cefuroxime powder for solution for injection, West-Ward, 7.5 gram, bulk vial, 10 count, NDC 00143-9976-03
    • Cefuroxime powder for solution for injection, West-Ward, 750 mg, vial, 25 count, NDC 00143-9979-22
Reason for the Shortage
    • Sagent has cefuroxime injection on shortage due to manufacturing delays.
    • Teligent discontinued all Zinacef presentations in February 2018.
    • West-Ward did not provide a reason for the cefuroxime injection shortage.
Available Products
    • Cefuroxime powder for solution for injection, Sagent, 1.5 gram, vial, 25 count, NDC 25021-0119-20
    • Cefuroxime powder for solution for injection, West-Ward, 1.5 gram, vial, 25 count, NDC 00143-9977-22

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Sagent has cefuroxime 750 mg vials on allocation.
    • West-Ward has cefuroxime 750 mg vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of late-June to early-July 2018. The 7.5 gram vials are on back order and the company estimates a release date of July 2018.

Updated

Updated June 21, 2018 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created January 25, 2013 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Copyright 2018, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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