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Dopamine Injection

Last Updated: March 27, 2015
Status: Resolved

Products Affected - Description

Dopamine injection, American Regent

40 mg/mL, 5 mL vial (NDC 00517-1805-25)
80 mg/mL, 5 mL vial (NDC 00517-1905-25)
160 mg/mL, 5 mL vial (NDC 00517-1305-25)

Reason for the Shortage

  • B Braun discontinued their dopamine premix in November 2012 due to raw material supply issues.
  • Hospira states the shortage was due to manufacturing delays.
  • American Regent has recently upgraded their manufacturing plant. Product will become available in stages as production resumes.
  • Baxter had dopamine on allocation due to increased demand.

Available Products

Dopamine in Dextrose 5% Injection, Baxter

200 mg/250 mL (NDC 00338-1005-02)
400 mg/250 mL (NDC 00338-1007-02)
400 mg/500 mL (NDC 00338-1005-03)
800 mg/500 mL (NDC 00338-1007-03)
800 mg/250 mL (NDC 00338-1009-02)
 
Dopamine Injection, Hospira
40 mg/mL, 5 mL vial (NDC 00409-5820-01)
40 mg/mL, 10 mL vial (NDC 00409-9104-20)
 
Dopamine in Dextrose 5% Injection, Hospira
200 mg/250 mL (NDC 00409-7808-22)
400 mg/500 mL (NDC 00409-7808-24)
400 mg/250 mL (NDC 00409-7809-22)
800 mg/250 mL (NDC 00409-7810-22)
800 mg/500 mL (NDC 00409-7809-24)

Estimated Resupply Dates

American Regent has all dopamine presentations on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.

Related Shortages

Updated

March 3 and 27, January 8, 2015; December 2, November 20, October 2 and 24, September 11, August 15, July 11, June 23, May 22, April 16, March 7, February 5, January 8, 2014; December 9, November 4, 12, and 13, 2013October 21, 2013; October 14, September 5, July 25, June 19 and 28,; May 13, April 1, March 14, February 13, January 4 and 23, 2013; November 14, October 31, September 7, July 26, June 12, April 4, March 22, January 10 and 31, 2012; December 29, November 17, October 26 and 31, September 20, August 2 and 31, July 1 and 22, May 6 and 23, April 7, 22, and 27, March 21, 2011, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2015, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City.

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