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Meperidine Hydrochloride Injection

Last Updated: April 16, 2021
Status: Resolved

Products Affected - Description
    • Demerol injection, Pfizer, 100 mg/mL, 20 mL multiple dose vial, 1 count, NDC 00409-1201-20 - discontinued
    • Demerol injection, Pfizer, 50 mg/mL, 2 mL ampule, 25 count, NDC 00409-1255-02
Reason for the Shortage
    • Hikma did not provide a reason for the shortage.
    • Pfizer has Demerol injection on shortage due to manufacturing delays. Pfizer discontinued Demerol 50 mg/mL 0.5 mL, 1 mL ampules, and 1.5 mL ampules and 100 mg/mL 1 mL ampules in July 2020. Pfizer discontinued Demerol 100 mg/mL 20 mL vials in April 2021.
    • ICU Medical discontinued meperidine 30 mL PCA vials.
Available Products
    • Demerol injection, Pfizer, 100 mg/mL, 1 mL Carpuject syringe, 10 count, NDC 00409-1180-69
    • Demerol injection, Pfizer, 25 mg/mL, 1 mL Carpuject syringe, 10 count, NDC 00409-1176-30
    • Demerol injection, Pfizer, 50 mg/mL, 1 mL Carpuject syringe, 10 count, NDC 00409-1178-30
    • Demerol injection, Pfizer, 50 mg/mL, 30 mL multiple dose vial, 1 count, NDC 00409-1181-30
    • Demerol injection, Pfizer, 75 mg/mL, 1 mL Carpuject syringe, 10 count, NDC 00409-1179-30
    • Meperidine injection, Hikma, 100 mg/mL, 1 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 00641-6054-25
    • Meperidine injection, Hikma, 25 mg/mL, 1 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 00641-6052-25
    • Meperidine injection, Hikma, 50 mg/mL, 1 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 00641-6053-25

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Pfizer has Demerol 50 mg/mL 2 mL ampules on a long-term back order and the company estimates a release date of February 2023.
    • All other marketed presentations are available.

Updated

Updated April 16, 2021 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created September 19, 2017 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2021, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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