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Pentamidine Isethionate Shortage

Last Updated: February 25, 2019
Status: Resolved

Reason for the Shortage
    • Fresenius Kabi is the only supplier of pentamidine isethionate and did not provide a reason for the shortage.
Available Products
    • NebuPent lyophilized powder for inhalation, Fresenius Kabi, 300 mg, 15 mL single dose vial, NDC 63323-0877-15
    • Pentam 300 lyophilized powder for injection, Fresenius Kabi, 300 mg, 15 mL single dose vial, 10 count, NDC 63323-0113-10

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Fresenius Kabi has NebuPent and Pentam available.

Implications for Patient Care

    • Some clinicians may choose to use Pentam off-label via the nebulized route or NebuPent via the injectable route because both products contain identical ingredients. NebuPent and Pentam are FDA approved for different indications.


Updated February 25, 2019 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created January 8, 2019 by Stephen Andrews, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2019, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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