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Norepinephrine Bitartrate Injection

Last Updated: March 26, 2018
Status: Current

Norepinephrine Bitartrate Injection

Products Affected - Description
    • Levophed injection, Pfizer, 1 mg/mL, 4 mL ampule, 10 count, NDC 00409-1143-04
    • Levophed injection, Pfizer, 1 mg/mL, 4 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 00409-3375-04
    • Norepinephrine injection, Teva, 1 mg/mL, 4 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 00703-1153-03
Reason for the Shortage
    • Baxter (formerly Claris) has norepinephrine injection available.
    • Pfizer has Levophed on shortage due to manufacturing delays.
    • Teva has norepinephrine injection on allocation due to increased demand.
Available Products
    • Norepinephrine injection, Baxter (formerly Claris), 1 mg/mL, 4 mL ampule, 10 count, NDC 36000-0162-10

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Pfizer has Levophed 1 mg/mL 4 mL ampules on back order and the company estimates a release date of 2020. The 4 mL vials are on allocation.
    • Teva has norepinephrine 1 mg/mL 4 mL vials on allocation.

Updated

Updated March 26, 2018 by Michelle Wheeler, 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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