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Diltiazem Hydrochloride Injection

Last Updated: May 2, 2018
Status: Resolved

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, 25 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 17478-0937-26
    • Diltiazem Hydrochloride injection, Akorn, 5 mg/mL, 5 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 17478-0937-05
    • 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
    • Diltiazem Hydrochloride injection, West-Ward, 5 mg/mL, 10 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 00641-6014-10
    • Diltiazem Hydrochloride injection, West-Ward, 5 mg/mL, 25 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 00641-6015-10
    • Diltiazem Hydrochloride injection, West-Ward, 5 mg/mL, 5 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 00641-6013-10
Reason for the Shortage
    • Akorn states the reason for the shortage was increased demand due to market conditions.
    • Pfizer states the reasons for the shortage is manufacturing delays and increases in demand.
    • West-Ward has diltiazem injection on shortage due to manufacturing delays caused by increased demand due to current market conditions.

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Akorn has diltiazem 5 mg/mL 5 mL and 10 mL vials on intermittent back order and is allocating product upon release. The 25 mL vials in 1 count and 10 count are on intermittent back order and the company is allocating product upon release.
    • Pfizer has 100 mg ADD-Vantage vials available in limited supply. The 5 mg/mL 5 mL and 10 mL vials are on back order and the company estimates a release date of 2019.
    • West-Ward has diltiazem 5 mg/mL 5 mL vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of May 2018. The 10 mL and 25 mL vials are on allocation.

Updated

Updated May 2, 2018 by Michelle Wheeler, 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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