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Meperidine Hydrochloride Injection

Last Updated: April 13, 2020
Status: Current

Products Affected - Description
    • Demerol injection, Pfizer, 100 mg/mL, 1 mL Carpuject syringe, 10 count, NDC 00409-1180-69
    • Demerol injection, Pfizer, 100 mg/mL, 1 mL ampule, 25 count, NDC 00409-1256-01
    • Demerol injection, Pfizer, 100 mg/mL, 20 mL multiple dose vial, 1 count, NDC 00409-1201-20
    • Demerol injection, Pfizer, 50 mg/mL, 0.5 mL ampule, 25 count, NDC 00409-1203-01
    • Demerol injection, Pfizer, 50 mg/mL, 1 mL ampule, 25 count, NDC 00409-1253-01
    • Demerol injection, Pfizer, 50 mg/mL, 1.5 mL ampule, 25 count, NDC 00409-1254-01
    • 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
    • Meperidine injection, ICU Medical, 10 mg/mL, 30 mL PCA glass vial, 10 count, NDC 00409-6030-04 - discontinued
Reason for the Shortage
    • Pfizer has Demerol injection on shortage due to manufacturing delays.
    • ICU Medical discontinued meperidine 30 mL PCA vials.
Available Products
    • 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, 2 mL ampule, 25 count, NDC 00409-1255-02
    • Demerol injection, Pfizer, 50 mg/mL, 30 mL multiple dose vial, 1 count, NDC 00409-1181-30

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Hikma has meperidine 25 mg/mL 1 mL vials, 50 mg/mL 1 mL vials, and 100 mg/mL 1 mL vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of late-May 2020.
    • Pfizer has Demerol 75 mg/mL 1 mL Carpuject syringes and 100 mg/mL 1 mL Carpuject syringes on back order and the company estimates a release date of July 2020. The 50 mg/mL 0. 5 mL and 1 mL ampules and 100 mg/mL 1 mL ampules are on back order and the company estimates a release date of February 2023. The 50 mg/mL 1.5 mL ampules are on back order and the company estimates a release date of August 2020. The 100 mg/mL 20 mL vials are on back order and the company estimates a release date of June 2020.

Updated

Updated April 13, 2020 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created September 19, 2017 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2020, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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