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Meperidine Hydrochloride Injection

Last Updated: February 16, 2018
Status: Current

Meperidine Hydrochloride Injection

Products Affected - Description
  • Demerol injection, Pfizer
    25 mg/mL, 1 mL Carpuject syringe, 10 count (NDC 00409-1176-30)

50 mg/mL, 0.5 mL ampule, 25 count (NDC 00409-1203-01)
50 mg/mL, 1 mL Carpuject syringe, 10 count (NDC 00409-1178-30)
50 mg/mL, 30 mL multiple dose vial, 1 count (NDC 00409-1181-30)
75 mg/mL, 1 mL Carpuject syringe, 10 count (NDC 00409-1179-30)
100 mg/mL, 1 mL Carpuject syringe, 10 count (NDC 00409-1180-69)
100 mg/mL, 1 mL ampule, 25 count (NDC 00409-1256-01)
100 mg/mL, 20 mL multiple dose vial, 1 count (NDC 00409-1201-20)
 
Meperidine injection, West-Ward
25 mg/mL, 1 mL vial, 25 count (NDC 00641-6052-25)
Reason for the Shortage
  • Pfizer has Demerol injection on shortage due to manufacturing delays.

Available Products
  • Demerol injection, Pfizer

50 mg/mL, 1 mL ampule, 25 count (NDC 00409-1253-01)
50 mg/mL, 1.5 mL ampule, 25 count (NDC 00409-1254-01)
50 mg/mL, 2 mL ampule, 25 count (NDC 00409-1255-02)
Meperidine injection, ICU Medical
10 mg/mL, 30 mL PCA glass vial, 10 count (NDC 00409-6030-04)
 
Meperidine injection, West-Ward
50 mg/mL, 1 mL vial, 25 count (NDC 00641-6053-25)
100 mg/mL, 1 mL vial, 25 count (NDC 00641-6054-25)

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Pfizer has Demerol 100 mg/mL 20 mL vials and 50 mg/mL 0.5 mL ampules on back order and the company estimates a release date of March 2019. The 25 mg/mL 1 mL Carpuject syringes, 50 mg/mL 1 mL Carpuject syringes, 75 mg/mL 1 mL Carpuject syringes, and 100 mg/mL 1 mL Carpuject syringes are on back order and the company estimates a release date of June 2019. The 50 mg/mL 30 mL vials are on back order and the company estimates a release date of September 2018. The 100 mg/mL 1 mL ampules are on back order and the company estimates a release date of June 2018.
    • West-Ward has meperidine 25 mg/mL 1 mL vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of February 2018.

Updated

February 16, January 22, 2018; December 5, November 22 and 12, October 2, September 19, 2017, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2018, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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