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Piperacillin Sodium for Injection

Last Updated: April 22, 2011
Status: Discontinued

Products Affected - Description

Piperacillin sodium powder for injection, APP
2 gram vial (NDC 63323-0380-20)
3 gram vial (NDC 63323-0381-20)
4 gram vial (NDC 63323-0390-50)
40 gram vial (NDC 63323-0391-74)

Reason for the Shortage

  • APP discontinued all presentations of piperacillin powder for injection in late-March, 2011. APP could not provide a reason for discontinuing piperacillin.
  • There are no other manufacturers of pipercillin powder for injection.
  • Piperacillin/tazobactam presentations are not affected.

Estimated Resupply Dates

APP discontinued all piperacillin presentations and all supply has been depleted.

Related Shortages


April 22, 2011, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2011, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.