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Meperidine Hydrochloride Injection

Last Updated: October 12, 2018
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, 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, 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, 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
    • Demerol injection, Pfizer, 75 mg/mL, 1 mL Carpuject syringe, 10 count, NDC 00409-1179-30
Reason for the Shortage
    • Pfizer has Demerol injection on shortage due to manufacturing delays.
Available Products
    • Demerol injection, Pfizer, 50 mg/mL, 0.5 mL ampule, 25 count, NDC 00409-1203-01
    • 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

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Pfizer has Demerol 100 mg/mL 20 mL vials and on back order and the company estimates a release date of 3rd quarter 2019. The 25 mg/mL 1 mL Carpuject syringes and 50 mg/mL 1 mL Carpuject syringes are on back order and the company estimates a release date of 1st quarter 2020. The 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 3rd quarter 2019. The 50 mg/mL 1 mL ampules are on back order and the company estimates a release date of mid-December 2018. The 50 mg/mL 2 mL ampules are on back order and the company estimates a release date of 1st quarter 2019. The 50 mg/mL 30 mL vials are on back order and the company estimates a release date of 2019. The 50 mg/mL 1.5 mL ampules are on back order and the company estimates a release date of December 2018. The 100 mg/mL 1 mL ampules are available in limited supply.

Updated

Updated October 12, 2018 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created September 19, 2017 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Copyright 2018, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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