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Metronidazole Hydrochloride Injection Shortage

Last Updated: July 8, 2024
Status: Current

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 00409-0152-24
    • Metronidazole hydrochloride solution for injection, Pfizer, 5 mg/mL, 100 mL bag, 80 count, NDC 00409-7811-37 - discontinued
    • Metronidazole hydrochloride solution for injection, Sagent, 5 mg/mL, 100 mL bag, 24 count, NDC 25021-0131-82
Reason for the Shortage
    • Baxter has metronidazole injection on shortage due to increased demand.
    • BBraun has metronidazole injection on shortage due to increased demand.
    • Pfizer has metronidazole injection on shortage due to increased demand.
    • Sagent did not provide a reason for the shortage.
    • Sun has metronidazole injection available.
Available Products
    • Metronidazole hydrochloride solution for injection, Amneal, 5 mg/mL, 100 mL bag, 24 count, NDC 80830-2465-09
    • Metronidazole hydrochloride solution for injection, Sun Pharma, 5 mg/mL, 100 mL bag, 24 count, NDC 47335-0993-01

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Baxter has metronidazole 5 mg/mL 100 mL bags in 24 count available in limited supply.
    • BBraun has metronidazole 5 mg/mL 100 mL bags on allocation.
    • Pfizer has metronidazole 5 mg/mL 100 mL bags in 24 count available in limited supply.
    • Sagent has metronidazole 5 mg/mL 100 mL bags in 24 count on back order and the company estimates a release date of September 2024.

Updated

Updated July 8, 2024 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created October 20, 2021 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2024, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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