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Levofloxacin Injection

Last Updated: October 12, 2012
Status: Resolved

Products Affected - Description

All products are currently available.

Reason for the Shortage

  • Akorn has increased supply of both 20 mL and 30 mL vials to meet demand.
  • Janssen had intermittent supply of Levaquin premixed bags due to manufacturing delays. Janssen discontinued their Levaquin vials on October 31, 2011.
  • Sagent has increased production of levofloxacin to help meet demand.
  • Sandoz had levofloxacin on shortage due to manufacturing delays.
  • West-Ward launched levofloxacin injection in August, 2012.

Available Products

Levofloxacin Injection, Akorn
25 mg/mL, 20 mL vial (NDC 17478-0107-20)
25 mg/mL, 30 mL vial (NDC 17478-0107-30)

 
Levofloxacin Injection, Sagent
25 mg/mL, 20 mL vial (NDC 25021-0130-20)
25 mg/mL, 30 mL vial (NDC 25021-0130-30)
250 mg in 50 mL, premix bag (NDC 25021-0132-81)
500 mg in 100 mL, premix bag (NDC 25012-0132-82)
250 mg in 50 mL, Novaplus premix bag (NDC 25021-0825-81)
500 mg in 100 mL, Novaplus premix bag (NDC 25021-0825-82)
750 mg in 150 mL, premix bag (NDC 25021-0132-83)
750 mg in 150 mL, Novaplus premix bag (NDC 25021-0825-83)
 
Levofloxacin Injection, Sandoz
250 mg in 50 mL Dextrose 5%, premix bag (NDC 00781-3341-09)
500 mg in 100 mL Dextrose 5%, premix bag (NDC 00781-3342-09)
750 mg in 150 mL Dextrose 5%, premix bag (NDC 00781-3343-09)

Levofloxacin Injection, West-Ward
250 mg in 50 mL Dextrose 5%, premix bag (NDC 00143-9722-01)
500 mg in 100 mL Dextrose 5%, premix bag (NDC 00143-9721-01)
750 mg in 150 mL Dextrose 5%, premix bag (NDC 00143-9720-01)
 
Levaquin Injection, Janssen
250 mg in 50 mL Dextrose 5%, premix bag (NDC 50458-0167-01)
500 mg in 100 mL Dextrose 5%, premix bag (NDC 50458-0168-01)
750 mg in 150 mL Dextrose 5%, premix bag (NDC 50458-0166-01)

Estimated Resupply Dates

Sagent had levofloxacin premix bags on allocation.

Related Shortages

Updated

October 12, 2012; August 9, 2012; June 21, 2012; April 4, 2012; March 22, 2012; March 20, 2012; March 14, 2012; March 13, 2012; March 12, 2012; February 24, 2012; February 1, 2012; January 12, 2012; January 6, 2012; December 15, 2011; November 16, 2011; October 31, 2011; October 26, 2011; September 28, 2011; September 21, 2011; September 9, 2011; August 26, 2011; August 17, 2011; August 15, 2011; August 3, 2011; July 26, 2011, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2012, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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