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Heparin Injection

Last Updated: July 2, 2018
Status: Current

Products Affected - Description
    • Heparin Sodium solution for injection, Hikma, 1,000 unit/mL, 1 mL single dose vial, 25 count, NDC 00641-0391-12
    • Heparin Sodium solution for injection, Hikma, 1,000 unit/mL, 30 mL multiple dose vial, 25 count, NDC 00641-2450-55
    • Heparin Sodium solution for injection, Hikma, 5,000 unit/mL, 10 mL multiple dose vial, 25 count, NDC 00641-2460-55
    • Heparin Sodium solution for injection, Pfizer, 1,000 unit/mL, 10 mL multiple dose vial, 25 count, NDC 00409-2720-02
    • Heparin Sodium solution for injection, Pfizer, 1,000 unit/mL, 10 mL multiple dose vial, 25 count, NDC 00069-0058-01
    • Heparin Sodium solution for injection, Pfizer, 1,000 unit/mL, 2 mL single dose vial, 25 count, NDC 00069-0043-01
    • Heparin Sodium solution for injection, Pfizer, 1,000 unit/mL, 30 mL multiple dose vial, 10 count, NDC 00069-0137-03
    • Heparin Sodium solution for injection, Pfizer, 10,000 unit/mL, 1 mL multiple dose vial, 25 count, NDC 00069-0062-01
    • Heparin Sodium solution for injection, Pfizer, 5,000 unit/mL, 1mL Carpuject syringe, 50 count, NDC 00409-1402-12
Reason for the Shortage
    • Fresenius Kabi did not provide a reason for the shortage.
    • Pfizer did not provide a reason for the shortage.
    • Sagent had heparin on shortage due to manufacturing delay.
    • Hikma did not provide a reason for the shortage.
Available Products
    • Heparin Sodium solution for injection, Fresenius Kabi, 1,000 unit/mL, 1 mL multiple dose vial, 25 count, NDC 63323-0540-01
    • Heparin Sodium solution for injection, Fresenius Kabi, 1,000 unit/mL, 10 mL multiple dose vial, 25 count, NDC 63323-0540-11
    • Heparin Sodium solution for injection, Fresenius Kabi, 1,000 unit/mL, 2 mL single dose vial, 25 count, NDC 63323-0276-02
    • Heparin Sodium solution for injection, Fresenius Kabi, 1,000 unit/mL, 30 mL multiple dose vial, 25 count, NDC 63323-0540-31
    • Heparin Sodium solution for injection, Fresenius Kabi, 10,000 unit/mL, 0.5 mL preservative-free vial, 25 count, NDC 63323-0543-02
    • Heparin Sodium solution for injection, Fresenius Kabi, 10,000 unit/mL, 1 mL multiple dose vial, 25 count, NDC 63323-0542-01
    • Heparin Sodium solution for injection, Fresenius Kabi, 10,000 unit/mL, 4 mL multiple dose vial, 25 count, NDC 63323-0459-09
    • Heparin Sodium solution for injection, Fresenius Kabi, 10,000 unit/mL, 5 mL multiple dose vial, 25 count, NDC 63323-0542-07
    • Heparin Sodium solution for injection, Fresenius Kabi, 20,000 unit/mL, 1 mL multiple dose vial, 25 count, NDC 63323-0915-01
    • Heparin Sodium solution for injection, Fresenius Kabi, 5,000 unit/mL, 1 mL multiple dose vial, 25 count, NDC 63323-0262-01
    • Heparin Sodium solution for injection, Fresenius Kabi, 5,000 unit/mL, 10 mL multiple dose vial, 25 count, NDC 63323-0047-10
    • Heparin Sodium solution for injection, Hikma, 10,000 unit/mL, 1 mL single dose vial, 25 count, NDC 00641-0410-12
    • Heparin Sodium solution for injection, Hikma, 5,000 unit/mL, 1 mL single dose vial, 25 count, NDC 00641-0400-12
    • Heparin Sodium solution for injection, Pfizer, 1,000 unit/500 mL in 0.9% Sodium Chloride, premixed bag, 18 count, NDC 00409-7620-03
    • Heparin Sodium solution for injection, Pfizer, 1,000 unit/mL, 1 mL single dose vial, 25 count, NDC 00409-2720-01
    • Heparin Sodium solution for injection, Pfizer, 1,000 unit/mL, 30 mL multiple dose vial, 25 count, NDC 00409-2720-03
    • Heparin Sodium solution for injection, Pfizer, 10,000 unit/mL, 0.5 mL preservative-free Carpuject syringe, 50 count, NDC 00409-1316-32
    • Heparin Sodium solution for injection, Pfizer, 10,000 unit/mL, 1mL single dose vial, 25 count, NDC 00409-2721-01
    • Heparin Sodium solution for injection, Pfizer, 5,000 unit/mL, 1 mL multiple dose vial, 25 count, NDC 00069-0059-03
    • Heparin Sodium solution for injection, Pfizer, 5,000 unit/mL, 10 mL multiple dose vial, 25 count, NDC 00069-0059-01
    • Heparin Sodium solution for injection, Pfizer, 5,000 unit/mL, 10 mL multiple dose vial, 25 count, NDC 00409-2723-02
    • Heparin Sodium solution for injection, Pfizer, 5,000 unit/mL, 1mL single dose vial, 25 count, NDC 00409-2723-01
    • Heparin Sodium solution for injection, Sagent, 1,000 unit/mL, 1 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 25021-0400-01
    • Heparin Sodium solution for injection, Sagent, 1,000 unit/mL, 10 mL multiple dose vial, 25 count, NDC 25021-0400-10
    • Heparin Sodium solution for injection, Sagent, 1,000 unit/mL, 2 mL single dose vial, 25 count, NDC 25021-0401-02
    • Heparin Sodium solution for injection, Sagent, 1,000 unit/mL, 30 mL multiple dose vial, 25 count, NDC 25021-0400-30
    • Heparin Sodium solution for injection, Sagent, 10,000 unit/mL, 1 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 25021-0403-01
    • Heparin Sodium solution for injection, Sagent, 10,000 unit/mL, 4 mL multiple dose vial, 25 count, NDC 25021-0403-04
    • Heparin Sodium solution for injection, Sagent, 20,000 unit/mL, 1mL multiple dose vial, 25 count, NDC 25021-0404-01
    • Heparin Sodium solution for injection, Sagent, 5,000 unit/mL, 1 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 25021-0402-01
    • Heparin Sodium solution for injection, Sagent, 5,000 unit/mL, 10 mL multiple dose vial, 25 count, NDC 25021-0402-10

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Fresenius Kabi has all presentations available.
    • Pfizer has 5,000 unit/mL 1 mL Carpuject syringes on back order and the company estimates a release date of 2019. The 1,000 unit/mL 10 mL vials are on back order and the company estimates a release date in August 2018. The 10,000 unit/mL 1 mL vials, and 1000 unit/mL 30 mL vials are on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.
    • Hikma has 1,000 unit/mL 30 mL vials and 5,000 unit/mL 10 mL vials on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date. The 1,000 unit/mL 2 mL vials are on allocation.

Safety

    • Pfizer has sent a safety information letter about certain lots of heparin injection and other medications supplied in Carpuject syringes. There is a potential for particulates and cracked needle hubs.
    • Special instructions are described in this letter including doing visual inspection for cracks and particulate matter and using a 5 micron filter for administration. The details of the special handling instructions and affected lot numbers are available at https://www.pfizerinjectablessupply.com/sites/default/files/carpuject_specific_lot_handling_instructions.pdf.

Updated

Updated July 2, 2018 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created October 13, 2017 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Copyright 2018, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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