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Norepinephrine Bitartrate Injection

Last Updated: July 17, 2018
Status: Current

Products Affected - Description
    • Levophed injection, Pfizer, 1 mg/mL, 4 mL ampule, 10 count, NDC 00409-1143-04
    • Norepinephrine injection, Baxter (formerly Claris), 1 mg/mL, 4 mL ampule, 10 count, NDC 36000-0162-10
    • Norepinephrine injection, Teva, 1 mg/mL, 4 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 00703-1153-03
Reason for the Shortage
    • Baxter (formerly Claris) did not provide a reason for the shortage.
    • Pfizer has Levophed on shortage due to manufacturing delays.
    • Teva has norepinephrine injection on allocation due to increased demand.
Available Products
    • Levophed injection, Pfizer, 1 mg/mL, 4 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 00409-3375-04

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Baxter has norepinephrine 1 mg/mL 4 mL ampules on back order and the company estimates a release date in late-July 2018.
    • Pfizer has Levophed 1 mg/mL 4 mL ampules on back order and the company estimates a release date of 2020.
    • Teva has norepinephrine 1 mg/mL 4 mL vials on allocation.

Updated

Updated July 17, 2018 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created February 22, 2017 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Copyright 2018, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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