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Diltiazem Hydrochloride Injection

Last Updated: October 9, 2018
Status: Current

Products Affected - Description
    • Diltiazem Hydrochloride injection, Akorn, 5 mg/mL, 10 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 17478-0937-10
    • Diltiazem Hydrochloride injection, Akorn, 5 mg/mL, 25 mL vial, 1 count, NDC 17478-0937-25
    • Diltiazem Hydrochloride injection, Akorn, 5 mg/mL, 5 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 17478-0937-05
    • Diltiazem Hydrochloride injection, Hikma, 5 mg/mL, 10 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 00641-6014-10
    • Diltiazem Hydrochloride injection, Hikma, 5 mg/mL, 25 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 00641-6015-10
    • Diltiazem Hydrochloride injection, Hikma, 5 mg/mL, 5 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 00641-6013-10
    • Diltiazem Hydrochloride injection, Pfizer, 5 mg/mL, 10 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 00409-1171-02
    • Diltiazem Hydrochloride injection, Pfizer, 5 mg/mL, 5 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 00409-1171-01
    • Diltiazem Hydrochloride lyophilized powder for solution for injection, Pfizer, 100 mg, ADD-Vantage vial, 10 count, NDC 00409-4350-03
Reason for the Shortage
    • Akorn states the reason for the shortage was increased demand due to market conditions. They are not currently producing the 25 mL vials in 10 count.
    • Pfizer states the reasons for the shortage is manufacturing delays and increases in demand.
    • Hilkma has diltiazem injection on shortage due to manufacturing delays caused by increased demand due to current market conditions.
Available Products
    • There is insufficient supply for usual ordering

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Akorn has diltiazem 5 mg/mL 5 mL, 10 mL, and 25 mL vials on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.
    • Hikma has diltiazem 5 mg/mL 5 mL vials on allocation. The 10 mL and 25 mL vials are on intermittent back order and the company is releasing supplies as they become available.
    • Pfizer has 100 mg ADD-Vantage vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of November 2018. The 5 mg/mL 5 mL and 10 mL vials are also on back order and the company estimates a release date of 2019.

Updated

Updated October 9, 2018 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created June 25, 2015 by Jane Chandramouli, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Copyright 2018, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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