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Etomidate Injection

Last Updated: May 7, 2021
Status: Resolved

Products Affected - Description
    • Amidate injection, Pfizer, 2 mg/mL, 20 mL LifeShield syringe, 10 count, NDC 00409-8060-29 - discontinued
Reason for the Shortage
    • American Regent is not currently marketing etomidate.
    • Athenex is no longer marketing etomidate injection.
    • AuroMedics had etomidate injection on shortage due to increased demand.
    • Fosun Pharma has etomidate injection available.
    • Hikma has etomidate injection on shortage due to increased demand.
    • Mylan Institutional has etomidate available.
    • Par Sterile Products discontinued etomidate in early 2015.
    • Pfizer discontinued etomidate ampules in October 2016. The LifeShield syringes were discontinued in August 2020.
    • Sagent is no longer marketing etomidate.
    • Zydus discontinued etomidate .
Available Products
    • Amidate injection, Pfizer, 2 mg/mL, 10 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 00409-6695-01
    • Amidate injection, Pfizer, 2 mg/mL, 20 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 00409-6695-02
    • 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 solution for injection, Fosun Pharma, 2 mg/mL, 10 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 72266-0146-10
    • Etomidate solution for injection, Fosun Pharma, 2 mg/mL, 20 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 72266-0147-10
    • 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, Mylan Institutional, 2 mg/mL, 10 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 67457-0902-10
    • Etomidate injection, Mylan Institutional, 2 mg/mL, 20 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 67457-0903-20

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • All marketed presentations are available.

Safety

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

Updated

Updated May 7, 2021 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created July 6, 2011 by Jane Chandramouli, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2021, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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