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Mepivacaine Injection

Last Updated: July 5, 2018
Status: Resolved

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

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Fresenius Kabi has 1% Polocaine-MPF 30 mL vials, 1.5% Polocaine-MPF 30 mL vials, and 2% Polocaine-MPF 20 mL vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of late-August 2018.
    • Pfizer has 2% Carbocaine 20 mL preservative-free vials, 1% Carbocaine 30 mL preservative-free vials, 1% Carbocaine 50 mL multiple-dose vials, and 1.5% Carbocaine 30 mL preservative-free vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of 2019.

Updated

Updated July 5, 2018 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created June 9, 2017 by Elyse MacDonald, PharmD, MS, BCPS. Copyright 2018, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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