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Intravenous Fat Emulsion

Last Updated: September 30, 2014
Status: Resolved

Products Affected - Description

Liposyn III emulsion (soybean oil), Hospira

10% 250 mL (NDC 00409-9790-02)
10% 500 mL (NDC 00409-9790-03)
20% 250 mL (NDC 00409-9791-02)
20% 500 mL (NDC 00409-9791-03)
30% 500 mL (NDC 00409-6892-03)

Reason for the Shortage

  • Hospira has discontinued the Liposyn II presentations because the raw material is unavailable.
  • Hospira has Liposyn III on shortage due to manufacturing delays.

Available Products

Intralipid emulsion, Baxter
20% 100 mL (NDC 00338-0519-48)
20% 250 mL (NDC 00338-0519-02)
20% 500 mL (NDC 00338-0519-03)
20% 1000 mL (NDC 00338-0519-04)
30% 500 mL (NDC 00338-0520-03)

Estimated Resupply Dates

  • Baxter is able to meet market demand for Intralipid.
  • Hospira has all Liposyn III presentations on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.

Alternative Agents & Management

The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) has "Information to Use in the Event of an Intravenous Fat Emulsion Shortage".

Related Shortages

Updated

September 26, 2014; August 25, 2014; June 6, 2014; May 1, 2014; March 12, 2014; February 10, 2014; December 13, 2013; October 28, 2013; September 4, 2013; August 21, 2013; August 7, 2013; July 11, 2013; June 4, 2013; May 24, 2013; March 20, 2013; February 8, 2013; December 26, 2012; December 5, 2012; November 28, 2012; October 10, 2012; August 7, 2012; May 24, 2012; March 28, 2012; February 27, 2012; January 3, 2012; December 29, 2011; October 6, 2011; August 10, 2011; July 14, 2011; June 17, 2011; May 19, 2011; April 13, 2011; March 22, 2011; February 15, 2011; January 14, 2011; November 29, 2010; October 13, 2010; September 29, 2010; August 13, 2010; July 9, 2010; June 21, 2010; June 18, 2010; May 21, 2010; April 21, 2010; March 1, 2010; January 28, 2010; December 31, 2009; December 14, 2009; November 19, 2009; October 26, 2009, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2014, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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