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Dopamine Hydrochloride Injection

Last Updated: April 10, 2020
Status: Current

Products Affected - Description
    • Dopamine Hydrochloride injection, Pfizer, 40 mg/mL, 10 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 00409-9104-20
    • Dopamine Hydrochloride in 5% Dextrose injection, Pfizer, 400 mg/250 mL, LifeCare flexible container 12 count, NDC 00409-7809-22
    • Dopamine Hydrochloride in 5% Dextrose injection, Pfizer, 800 mg/250 mL, LifeCare flexible container 12 count, NDC 00409-7810-22
    • Dopamine Hydrochloride in 5% Dextrose injection, Pfizer, 800 mg/500 mL, LifeCare flexible container 12 count, NDC 00409-7809-24
Reason for the Shortage
    • American Regent is not marketing dopamine injection.
    • Baxter has dopamine premixed bags available.
    • Pfizer states the shortage is due to manufacturing delays. The dopamine 200 mg/250 mL and 400 mg/500 mL premixed bags were discontinued in August 2017.
Available Products
    • Dopamine Hydrochloride injection, Pfizer, 40 mg/mL, 5 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 00409-5820-01
    • Dopamine Hydrochloride in 5% Dextrose injection, Baxter, 200 mg/250 mL, Viaflex Plus Plastic container 18 count, NDC 00338-1005-02
    • Dopamine Hydrochloride in 5% Dextrose injection, Baxter, 400 mg/250 mL, Viaflex Plus Plastic container 18 count, NDC 00338-1007-02
    • Dopamine Hydrochloride in 5% Dextrose injection, Baxter, 400 mg/500 mL, Viaflex Plus Plastic container 12 count, NDC 00338-1005-03
    • Dopamine Hydrochloride in 5% Dextrose injection, Baxter, 800 mg/250 mL, Viaflex Plus Plastic container 18 count, NDC 00338-1009-02
    • Dopamine Hydrochloride in 5% Dextrose injection, Baxter, 800 mg/500 mL, Viaflex Plus Plastic container 12 count, NDC 00338-1007-03

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Pfizer has dopamine 40 mg/mL 10 mL vials available in limited supply. The 800 mg/250 mL premixed bags are on back order and the company estimates a release date of September 2020. The 800 mg/500 mL premixed bags are on back order and the company estimates a release date of September 2020. The 400 mg/250 mL premixed bags are on back order and the company estimates a release date of September 2020.

Updated

Updated April 10, 2020 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created June 8, 2016 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2020, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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