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Potassium Chloride Injection

Last Updated: April 20, 2018
Status: Current

Potassium Chloride Injection

Products Affected - Description
    • Potassium chloride injection, Fresenius Kabi, 2 mEq/mL, 10 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 63323-0965-10
    • Potassium chloride injection, Fresenius Kabi, 2 mEq/mL, 20 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 63323-0965-20
    • Potassium chloride injection, Fresenius Kabi, 2 mEq/mL, 30 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 63323-0967-30
    • Potassium chloride injection, Pfizer, 2 mEq/mL, 10 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 00409-6651-06
    • Potassium chloride injection, Pfizer, 2 mEq/mL, 15 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 00409-6636-01
    • Potassium chloride injection, Pfizer, 2 mEq/mL, 250 mL bulk package 1 count, NDC 00409-1513-02
    • Potassium chloride injection, Pfizer, 2 mEq/mL, 5 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 00409-6635-01
    • Potassium chloride injection, Pfizer, 20 mEq/L, 5% dextrose 12 count, NDC 00409-7905-09
    • Potassium chloride injection, Pfizer, 10 mEq/500 mL, 5% dextrose and 0.225% sodium chloride 24 count, NDC 00409-7901-03
    • Potassium chloride injection, Pfizer, 10 mEq/500 mL, 5% dextrose and 0.45% sodium chloride 24 count, NDC 00409-7902-03
    • Potassium chloride injection, Pfizer, 10 mEq/L, 5% dextrose and 0.45% sodium chloride 12 count, NDC 00409-7993-09
    • Potassium chloride injection, Pfizer, 20 mEq/L, 5% dextrose and 0.225% sodium chloride 12 count, NDC 00409-7901-09
    • Potassium chloride injection, Pfizer, 20 mEq/L, 5% dextrose and 0.45% sodium chloride 12 count, NDC 00409-7902-09
    • Potassium chloride injection, Pfizer, 20 mEq/L, 5% dextrose and 0.9% sodium chloride 12 count, NDC 00409-7107-09
    • Potassium chloride injection, Pfizer, 30 mEq/L, 5% dextrose and 0.45% sodium chloride 12 count, NDC 00409-7903-09
    • Potassium chloride injection, Pfizer, 40 mEq/L, 5% dextrose and 0.45% sodium chloride 12 count, NDC 00409-7904-09
    • Potassium chloride injection, Pfizer, 40 mEq/L, 5% dextrose and 0.9% sodium chloride 12 count, NDC 00409-7109-09
    • Potassium chloride injection, Pfizer, 20 mEq/L, 0.45% sodium chloride 12 count, NDC 00409-9257-39
    • Potassium chloride injection, Pfizer, 20 mEq/L, 0.9% sodium chloride 12 count, NDC 00409-7115-09
    • Potassium chloride injection, Pfizer, 40 mEq/L, 0.9% sodium chloride 12 count, NDC 00409-7116-09
    • Potassium chloride injection, Baxter, 10 mEq/100 mL, sterile water 24 count, NDC 00338-0709-48
    • Potassium chloride injection, Baxter, 10 mEq/50 mL, sterile water 24 count, NDC 00338-0705-41
    • Potassium chloride injection, Baxter, 20 mEq/100 mL, sterile water 24 count, NDC 00338-0705-48
    • Potassium chloride injection, Baxter, 20 mEq/50 mL, sterile water 24 count, NDC 00338-0703-41
    • Potassium chloride injection, Baxter, 40 mEq/100 mL, sterile water 24 count, NDC 00338-0703-48
    • Potassium chloride injection, Pfizer, 20 mEq/100 mL, sterile water 24 count, NDC 00409-7075-26
    • Potassium chloride injection, Pfizer, 40 mEq/100 mL, sterile water 24 count, NDC 00409-7077-26
Reason for the Shortage
    • Baxter has their highly concentrated potassium chloride in sterile water on shortage because a manufacturing facility has been affected by Hurricane Maria. Baxter has removed these products from distribution and they can be purchased directly if they are in stock. Baxter is also adjusting the allocation of these products. Baxter did not provide a reason for the shortage of their other potassium chloride products.
    • Fresenius Kabi did not provide a reason for the shortage.
    • Pfizer has potassium chloride injection on shortage due to increase demand and manufacturing delays. Pfizer discontinued 2 mEq/mL 250 mL bottles in mid-2018.
    • ICU Medical has potassium chloride injection on shortage due to increased demand.
    • ICU Medical discontinued potassium chloride 10 mEq/500 mL in 5% dextrose and 0.225% sodium chloride in 2018.
Available Products
    • Potassium chloride injection, BBraun, 2 mEq/mL, 250 mL bulk package 1 count, NDC 00264-1940-20
    • Potassium chloride injection, Fresenius Kabi, 2 mEq/mL, 5 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 63323-0965-05
    • Potassium chloride injection, Pfizer, 2 mEq/mL, 20 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 00409-6653-05
    • Potassium chloride injection, Baxter, 20 mEq/L, 5% dextrose 14 count, NDC 00338-0683-04
    • Potassium chloride injection, Baxter, 20 mEq/L, 5% dextrose and lactated ringers 14 count, NDC 00338-0811-04
    • Potassium chloride injection, Pfizer, 20 mEq/L, 5% dextrose and lactated ringers 12 count, NDC 00409-7111-09
    • Potassium chloride injection, Baxter, 10 mEq/L, 5% dextrose and 0.45% sodium chloride 14 count, NDC 00338-0669-04
    • Potassium chloride injection, Baxter, 20 mEq/500 mL, 5% dextrose and 0.2% sodium chloride 14 count, NDC 00338-0663-03
    • Potassium chloride injection, Baxter, 20 mEq/500 mL, 5% dextrose and 0.45% sodium chloride 24 count, NDC 00338-0671-03
    • Potassium chloride injection, Baxter, 20 mEq/L, 5% dextrose and 0.2% sodium chloride 14 count, NDC 00338-0663-04
    • Potassium chloride injection, Baxter, 20 mEq/L, 5% dextrose and 0.45% sodium chloride 14 count, NDC 00338-0671-04
    • Potassium chloride injection, Baxter, 20 mEq/L, 5% dextrose and 0.9% sodium chloride 14 count, NDC 00338-0803-04
    • Potassium chloride injection, Baxter, 30 mEq/L, 5% dextrose and 0.45% sodium chloride 14 count, NDC 00338-0673-04
    • Potassium chloride injection, Baxter, 40 mEq/L, 5% dextrose and 0.45% sodium chloride 14 count, NDC 00338-0675-04
    • Potassium chloride injection, Baxter, 40 mEq/L, 5% dextrose and 0.9% sodium chloride 14 count, NDC 00338-0807-04
    • Potassium chloride injection, Baxter, 20 mEq/L, 0.45% sodium chloride 14 count, NDC 00338-0704-34
    • Potassium chloride injection, Baxter, 20 mEq/L, 0.9% sodium chloride 14 count, NDC 00338-0691-04
    • Potassium chloride injection, Baxter, 40 mEq/L, 0.9% sodium chloride 14 count, NDC 00338-0695-04
    • Potassium chloride injection, Pfizer, 10 mEq/100 mL, sterile water 24 count, NDC 00409-7074-26
    • Potassium chloride injection, Pfizer, 10 mEq/50 mL, sterile water 24 count, NDC 00409-7075-14
    • Potassium chloride injection, Pfizer, 20 mEq/50 mL, sterile water 24 count, NDC 00409-7077-14

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Baxter has potassium chloride 20 mEq/1000 mL in lactated ringer's and 5% dextrose on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.
    • Baxter has all potassium chloride in sterile water presentations in sterile water on allocation.
    • Pfizer has potassium chloride 10 mEq/5 mL vials, 20mEq/10 mL vials, and 40 mEq/20 mL vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of late-June 2018 for the 10 mEq/5 mL vials, late-April 2018 for the 20 mEq/10 mL vials, and June 2018 for the 40 mEq/20 mL vials.
    • ICU Medical has potassium chloride 40 mEq/100 mL in sterile water on intermittent back order and the company is releasing supplies as they become available. Potassium chloride 20 mEq/1000 mL in 0.9% sodium chloride premixed bags are also on intermittent back order and the company is releasing supplies as they become available. Potassium chloride 20mEq/100 mL in sterile water are on allocation.
    • Fresenius Kabi has potassium chloride 20 mEq/10 mL, 40 mEq/20 mL, and 60 mEq/30 mL vials on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.

Safety

    • During this shortage, use oral therapy whenever possible to reserve remaining IV supplies. Compounding potassium-containing products poses significant safety risks. Consider oral therapy for patients with enteral or oral access and patients with potassium concentrations higher than 2.8 mmol/L.

Updated

Updated April 20, 2018 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created February 28, 2012 by Jane Chandramouli, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Copyright 2018, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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