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Hydroxyethyl Starch in Sodium Chloride Injection

Last Updated: December 18, 2020
Status: Resolved

Products Affected - Description
    • Voluven (6% tetrastarch in 0.9% sodium chloride) intravenous injection, Pfizer, 6 gram/100 mL, 500 mL flexible container, 20 count, NDC 00409-1029-02 - discontinued
Reason for the Shortage
    • BBraun has Hespan available.
    • Pfizer has 6% hetastarch in 0.9% sodium chloride injection available.
    • Pfizer discontinued Voluven in January 2020.
Available Products
    • 6% hetastarch in 0.9% sodium chloride intravenous injection, Pfizer, 6 gram/100 mL, 500 mL flexible container, 12 count, NDC 00409-7248-03
    • Hespan (6% hetastarch in 0.9% sodium chloride) intravenous injection, BBraun, 6 gram/100 mL, 500 mL flexible container, 12 count, NDC 00264-1965-10

Updated

Updated December 18, 2020 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created August 16, 2018 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2020, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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