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Meropenem Injection

Last Updated: September 22, 2020
Status: Resolved

Products Affected - Description
    • Merrem injection, Pfizer, 1 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 00069-0314-10
    • Merrem injection, Pfizer, 500 mg, vial, 10 count, NDC 00069-0313-10
Reason for the Shortage
    • Amneal has meropenem injection available.
    • AuroMedics has meropenem injection available.
    • BBraun has meropenem injection available.
    • Fresenius Kabi has meropenem injection available.
    • Pfizer has Merrem on shortage due to manufacturing delays. Meropenem 500 mg and 1 gram vials in 25 count were discontinued in February 2020.
    • Sagent discontinued meropenem injection.
    • Sandoz has meropenem injection available. Sandoz discontinued 500 mg and 1 gram vials in 25 count.
    • WG Critical Care launched meropenem in April 2020.
Available Products
    • Meropenem injection, Amneal, 1 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 70121-1453-07
    • Meropenem injection, Amneal, 500 mg, vial, 10 count, NDC 70121-1454-07
    • Meropenem injection, AuroMedics, 1 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 55150-0208-30
    • Meropenem injection, AuroMedics, 500 mg, vial, 10 count, NDC 55150-0207-20
    • Meropenem injection, BBraun, 1 gm/50 mL, premixed bag, 24 count, NDC 00264-3185-11
    • Meropenem injection, BBraun, 500 mg/50 mL, premixed bag, 24 count, NDC 00264-3183-11
    • Meropenem injection, Fresenius Kabi, 1 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 63323-0508-30
    • Meropenem injection, Fresenius Kabi, 500 mg, vial, 10 count, NDC 63323-0507-20
    • Meropenem injection, Pfizer, 1 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 00409-1391-22
    • Meropenem injection, Pfizer, 500 mg, vial, 10 count, NDC 00409-1390-51
    • Meropenem injection, Sandoz, 1 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 00781-3098-95
    • Meropenem injection, Sandoz, 500 mg, vial, 10 count, NDC 00781-3000-95
    • Meropenem injection, WG Critical Care, 1 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 44567-0401-10
    • Meropenem injection, WG Critical Care, 500 mg, vial, 10 count, NDC 44567-0400-10

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Pfizer has Merrem 500 mg and 1 gram vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of February 2023.
    • All other marketed presentations are available.

Updated

Updated September 22, 2020 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created September 25, 2018 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2020, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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