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Heparin Sodium (Beef) injection

Last Updated: November 18, 2010
Status: Discontinued

Products Affected - Description

Heparin sodium (beef) for injection, 1,000-units/mL in 10 mL and 30 mL vials, 5,000-units/mL in 10 mL multiple-dose vials, and 10,000-units/mL in 1mL and 4mL vials (Pharmacia), 1,000-units/mL in 10 mL and 30 mL vials (American Pharmaceutical Partners)

Reason for the Shortage

  • Pharmacia discontinued production of heparin sodium (beef) for injection in April 2002 because the sole raw material supplier had exited the market. Limited supplies remained available during 2003.
  • APP discontinued production of heparin sodium (beef) for injection in November, 2002 due to problems obtaining the raw materials.

Estimated Resupply Dates

Heparin sodium (beef) injection is discontinued.

Related Shortages

Updated

November 18, 2010. University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2010, Drug information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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