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Metronidazole Hydrochloride Injection

Last Updated: March 26, 2018
Status: Current

Metronidazole Hydrochloride Injection

Products Affected - Description
  • Metronidazole hydrochloride solution for injection, BBraun
    5 mg/mL, 100 mL bag, 24 count (NDC 00264-5535-32)

 
Metronidazole hydrochloride solution for injection, Baxter
5 mg/mL, 100 mL bag, 24 count (NDC 00338-1055-48)
 
Metronidazole hydrochloride solution for injection, Pfizer
5 mg/mL, 100 mL bag, 24 count (NDC 00409-7811-24)
5 mg/mL, 100 mL bag, 80 count (NDC 00409-7811-37)
Reason for the Shortage
    • Pfizer has metronidazole injection on shortage due to manufacturing delay.
    • Baxter and BBraun did not provide a reason for the metronidazole injection shortage.
Available Products
  • Metronidazole hydrochloride solution for injection, Baxter (formerly Claris)
    5 mg/mL, 100 mL bag, 24 count (NDC 36000-0001-24)

 
Baxter is coordinating with FDA to temporarily import metronidazole 5 mg/mL 100 mL bags manufactured in Ireland. The Dear Healthcare Professional letter provides ordering instructions and other details about the imported products.

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Baxter has metronidazole 100 mL bags on allocation only through direct orders.
    • BBraun has metronidazole 100 mL bags on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.
    • Pfizer has metronidazole 100 mL bags in 24 count and 80 count on back order and the company estimates a release date of early-April 2018 for the 24 count presentations and early-May 2018 for the 80 count presentations.

Updated

March 26, February 22 and 7, January 6, 2018; December 19, November 29 and 14, October 11 and 10, September 25 and 1, August 25 and 15, July 7, June 12 and 6, May 8, 2017, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2018, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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