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Lepirudin Injection

Last Updated: May 23, 2012
Status: Discontinued

Products Affected - Description

Refludan injection, Bayer HealthCare
50 mg vials, 10 count (NDC 50419-0150-57) - discontinued

Reason for the Shortage

  • Bayer HealthCare will discontinue Refludan injection on May 31, 2012. This was a business decision and not due to safety concerns.
  • There are no other manufacturers of lepirudin injection.

Available Products

No presentations are readily available.

Estimated Resupply Dates

Bayer HealthCare will stop shipping Refludan in late-May, 2012. The company expects supply from wholesalers to be depleted by mid-2013.

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May 23, 2012, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2012, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.