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Cefuroxime Sodium Injection

Last Updated: March 8, 2020
Status: Current

Products Affected - Description
    • Zinacef powder for solution for injection, Teligent, 1.5 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 24987-0354-10 - discontinued
    • Zinacef powder for solution for injection, Teligent, 750 mg, vial, 10 count, NDC 24987-0352-10 - discontinued
Reason for the Shortage
    • Sagent had cefuroxime injection on shortage due to manufacturing delays and increased demand.
    • Teligent discontinued all Zinacef presentations in February 2018.
    • Hikma did not provide a reason for the cefuroxime injection shortage. They are not currently marketing the 7.5 gram vials.
Available Products
    • Cefuroxime powder for solution for injection, Hikma, 1.5 gram, vial, 25 count, NDC 00143-9977-22
    • Cefuroxime powder for solution for injection, Hikma, 750 mg, vial, 25 count, NDC 00143-9979-22
    • Cefuroxime powder for solution for injection, Sagent, 1.5 gram, vial, 25 count, NDC 25021-0119-20
    • Cefuroxime powder for solution for injection, Sagent, 750 mg, vial, 25 count, NDC 25021-0118-10

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Teligent is estimating a relaunch of Zinacef 750 mg vials and 1.5 gram vials in early-2020

Updated

Updated March 8, 2020 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created January 25, 2013 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2020, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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