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Etomidate Injection

Last Updated: December 5, 2018
Status: Current

Products Affected - Description
    • Amidate injection, Pfizer, 2 mg/mL, 20 mL LifeShield syringe, 10 count, NDC 00409-8060-29
    • Amidate injection, Pfizer, 2 mg/mL, 20 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 00409-6695-02
    • Etomidate injection, Mylan Institutional, 2 mg/mL, 10 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 67457-0477-10
    • Etomidate injection, Mylan Institutional, 2 mg/mL, 20 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 67457-0456-21
Reason for the Shortage
    • American Regent is not currently marketing etomidate.
    • AuroMedics has etomidate available.
    • Hikma has etomidate available.
    • Mylan did not provide a reason for the current shortage.
    • Par Sterile Products discontinued etomidate in early 2015.
    • Pfizer has Amidate on shortage due to manufacturing delays. Pfizer discontinued etomidate ampules in October 2016.
    • Sagent is no longer marketing etomidate.
    • Zydus has etomidate available.
Available Products
    • Amidate injection, Pfizer, 2 mg/mL, 10 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 00409-6695-01
    • Etomidate injection, Athenex, 2 mg/mL, 10 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 70860-0652-10
    • Etomidate injection, Athenex, 2 mg/mL, 20 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 70860-0652-20
    • Etomidate injection, AuroMedics, 2 mg/mL, 10 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 55150-0221-10
    • Etomidate injection, AuroMedics, 2 mg/mL, 20 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 55150-0222-20
    • Etomidate injection, Hikma, 2 mg/mL, 10 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 00143-9506-10
    • Etomidate injection, Hikma, 2 mg/mL, 20 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 00143-9507-10
    • Etomidate injection, Zydus, 2 mg/mL, 10 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 68382-0545-07
    • Etomidate injection, Zydus, 2 mg/mL, 20 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 68382-0545-08

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Hikma has all etomidate 2 mg/mL presentations available, but with short expiry of November 2019.
    • Mylan Institutional has etomidate 2 mg/mL 10 mL and 20 mL vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of late-January 2019.
    • Pfizer has Amidate 2 mg/mL 20 mL LifeShield syringes on back order and the company cannot estimates a release date of 1st quarter 2019. The 2 mg/mL 20 mL vials are on back order and the company estimates a release date of December 2018.

Safety

    • Clinicians must take extra care to ensure safe use of etomidate when using different presentations than those normally stocked.

Updated

Updated December 5, 2018 by Anthony Trovato, Pharmacy Resident. Created July 6, 2011 by Jane Chandramouli, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Copyright 2018, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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