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Dexmedetomidine Hydrochloride 4 mcg/mL Premix for Injection

Last Updated: November 8, 2018
Status: Current

Products Affected - Description
    • Precedex solution for injection, Pfizer, 4 mcg/mL, 100 mL glass bottle, 10 count, NDC 00409-1660-10
    • Precedex solution for injection, Pfizer, 4 mcg/mL, 20 mL glass vial, 10 count, NDC 00409-1660-20
    • Precedex solution for injection, Pfizer, 4 mcg/mL, 50 mL glass bottle, 20 count, NDC 00409-1660-50
Reason for the Shortage
    • Pfizer did not provide a reason for the shortage.
    • WG Critical Care began marketing premixed bags in November 2018.
    • Baxter has dexmedetomidine premixed bags available.
Available Products
    • Dexmedetomidine hydrochloride solution for injection, Baxter, 4 mcg/mL, 100 mL premixed bag, 12 count, NDC 00338-9557-12
    • Dexmedetomidine hydrochloride solution for injection, Baxter, 4 mcg/mL, 50 mL premixed bag, 24 count, NDC 00338-9555-24
    • Dexmedetomidine hydrochloride solution for injection, WG Critical Care, 4 mcg/mL, 100 mL premixed bag, 24 count, NDC 44567-0603-24
    • Dexmedetomidine hydrochloride solution for injection, WG Critical Care, 4 mcg/mL, 50 mL premixed bag, 24 count, NDC 44567-0602-24

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Pfizer has Precedex 4 mcg/mL 20 mL premixed bottles on back order and the company estimates a release date of November 2018. The 4 mcg/mL 50 mL and 100 mL premixed bottles are available in limited supply.

Updated

Updated November 8, 2018 by Stephen Andrews, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created February 15, 2018 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Copyright 2018, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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