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Mepivacaine Injection

Last Updated: May 15, 2020
Status: Current

Products Affected - Description
    • Carbocaine injection, Pfizer, 1%, 30 mL preservative-free vial, NDC 00409-1036-30
    • Carbocaine injection, Pfizer, 1.5%, 30 mL preservative-free vial, NDC 00409-1041-30
    • Carbocaine injection, Pfizer, 2%, 20 mL preservative-free vial, NDC 00409-1067-20
    • Carbocaine injection, Pfizer, 2%, 50 mL multiple dose vial, NDC 00409-2047-50
Reason for the Shortage
    • Fresenius Kabi has Polocaine available.
    • Pfizer states the reason for the shortage is manufacturing delays.
Available Products
    • Carbocaine injection, Pfizer, 1%, 50 mL multiple dose vial, NDC 00409-1038-50
    • Polocaine injection, Fresenius Kabi, 1%, 50 mL multiple dose vial, NDC 63323-0283-57
    • Polocaine injection, Fresenius Kabi, 2%, 50 mL multiple dose vial, NDC 63323-0296-57
    • Polocaine-MPF injection, Fresenius Kabi, 1%, 30 mL preservative-free vial, NDC 63323-0260-37
    • Polocaine-MPF injection, Fresenius Kabi, 1.5%, 30 mL preservative-free vial, NDC 63323-0293-37
    • Polocaine-MPF injection, Fresenius Kabi, 2%, 20 mL preservative-free vial, NDC 63323-0294-27

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Pfizer has 2% Carbocaine 20 mL preservative-free vials, 2% Carbocaine 50 mL multiple-dose vials, 1% Carbocaine 30 mL preservative-free vials, and 1.5% Carbocaine 30 mL preservative-free vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of July 2021.

Updated

Updated May 15, 2020 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created June 9, 2017 by Elyse MacDonald, PharmD, MS, BCPS. © 2020, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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