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Fentanyl Citrate Injection

Last Updated: February 12, 2018
Status: Current

Fentanyl Citrate Injection

Products Affected - Description
  • Fentanyl citrate solution for injection, Akorn
    50 mcg/mL, 2 mL ampule, 10 count (NDC 17478-0030-02)
    50 mcg/mL, 2 mL ampule, 25 count (NDC 17478-0030-25)
    50 mcg/mL, 5 mL ampule, 10 count (NDC 17478-0030-05)
    50 mcg/mL, 5 mL ampule, 25 count (NDC 17478-0030-55)

 
Fentanyl citrate solution for injection, Pfizer
50 mcg/mL, 2 mL Carpuject syringe, 10 count (NDC 00409-1276-32)
50 mcg/mL, 2 mL ampule, 10 count (NDC 00409-9093-32)
50 mcg/mL, 2 mL vial, 25 count (NDC 00409-9094-22)
50 mcg/mL, 5 mL ampule, 10 count (NDC 00409-9093-35)
50 mcg/mL, 5 mL vial, 25 count (NDC 00409-9094-25)
50 mcg/mL, 20 mL ampule, 5 count (NDC 00409-9093-38) - discontinued
50 mcg/mL, 20 mL vial, 25 count (NDC 00409-9094-31)
50 mcg/mL, 50 mL vial, 25 count (NDC 00409-9094-61)
 
Fentanyl citrate solution for injection, West-Ward
50 mcg/mL, 2 mL ampule, 10 count (NDC 00641-6024-10)
50 mcg/mL, 2 mL ampule, 25 count (NDC 00641-6027-25)
50 mcg/mL, 5 mL ampule, 10 count (NDC 00641-6025-10)
50 mcg/mL, 5 mL vial, 25 count (NDC 00641-6028-25)
50 mcg/mL, 20 mL ampule, 5 count (NDC 00641-6026-05)
50 mcg/mL, 20 mL vial, 25 count (NDC 00641-6029-25)
50 mcg/mL, 50 mL vial, 1 count (NDC 00641-6030-01)
Reason for the Shortage
    • Akorn has fentanyl injection on shortage due to increased demand.
    • West-Ward has fentanyl injection on shortage due to supply and demand issues.
    • Pfizer has fentanyl injection on shortage due to manufacturing delays. The 20 mL ampules were discontinued in September 2017.
Available Products
  • Fentanyl citrate solution for injection, Pfizer
    50 mcg/mL, 10 mL vial, 25 count (NDC 00409-9094-28)

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Akorn has Sublimaze 50 mcg/mL 2 mL ampules in 10 count and 25 count and 5 mL ampules in 10 count and 25 count on allocation.
    • Pfizer has fentanyl 50 mcg/mL 2 mL and 5 mL ampules on back order and the company estimates a release date of early-March 2018 for the 2 mL ampules and late-February 2018 for the 5 mL ampules. The 2 mL Carpuject syringes are on back order and the company estimates a release date of June 2019. The 2mL, 5 mL, 20 mL, and 50 mL vials are on back order and the company estimates a release date of mid-February 2018 for the 2 mL vials, mid-March 2018 for the 5 mL vials, early-April 2018 for the 20 mL vials, and mid-March 2018 for the 50 mL vials.
    • West-Ward has fentanyl 50 mcg/mL 2 mL, 5 mL, and 50 mL vials on allocation. The 2 mL, 5 mL, and 20 mL ampules are on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.

Updated

February 12 and 5, January 24, 2018; December 21 and 5, November 29 and 22, October 8 and 4, September 8, August 17, July 21 and 6, May 30, 10 and 8, 2017, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2018, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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