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Potassium Chloride Injection

Last Updated: January 12, 2023
Status: Current

Products Affected - Description
    • 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, 20 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 63323-0965-20
    • Potassium chloride injection, Pfizer, 2 mEq/mL, 10 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 00409-6651-06
    • Potassium chloride injection, Fresenius Kabi, 10 mEq/100 mL, sterile water freeflex bag, 50 count, NDC 65219-0012-01
    • Potassium chloride injection, Fresenius Kabi, 20 mEq/100 mL, sterile water freeflex bag, 50 count, NDC 65219-0006-01
    • Potassium chloride injection, Fresenius Kabi, 20 mEq/50 mL, sterile water freeflex bag, 60 count, NDC 65219-0008-51
    • Potassium chloride injection, ICU Medical, 10 mEq/100 mL, sterile water 24 count, NDC 00409-7074-26
    • Potassium chloride injection, ICU Medical, 20 mEq/100 mL, sterile water 24 count, NDC 00409-7075-26
Reason for the Shortage
    • Baxter has potassium chloride bags available.
    • BBraun did not provide a reason for the shortage.
    • Fresenius Kabi has potassium chloride injection on shortage due to a manufacturing delay.
    • ICU Medical has potassium chloride bags on shortage due to manufacturing delays.
    • Nexus has potassium chloride bags available.
    • Pfizer has potassium chloride injection on shortage due to increased demand.
Available Products
    • 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, 30 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 63323-0967-30
    • 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, Pfizer, 2 mEq/mL, 5 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 00409-6635-01
    • Potassium chloride injection, Baxter, 10 mEq/L, 5% dextrose and 0.45% sodium chloride 14 count, NDC 00338-0669-04
    • Potassium chloride injection, Baxter, 10 mEq/100 mL, sterile water Viaflex container, 24 count, NDC 00338-0709-48
    • Potassium chloride injection, Baxter, 10 mEq/50 mL, sterile water Viaflex container, 24 count, NDC 00338-0705-41
    • Potassium chloride injection, Baxter, 20 mEq/100 mL, sterile water Viaflex container, 24 count, NDC 00338-0705-48
    • Potassium chloride injection, Baxter, 40 mEq/100 mL, sterile water Viaflex container, 24 count, NDC 00338-0703-48
    • Potassium chloride injection, Fresenius Kabi, 10 mEq/50 mL, sterile water freeflex bag, 60 count, NDC 65219-0004-01
    • Potassium chloride injection, Fresenius Kabi, 40 mEq/100 mL, sterile water freeflex bag, 50 count, NDC 65219-0010-01
    • Potassium chloride injection, ICU Medical, 10 mEq/50 mL, sterile water 24 count, NDC 00409-7075-14
    • Potassium chloride injection, ICU Medical, 20 mEq/50 mL, sterile water 24 count, NDC 00409-7077-14
    • Potassium chloride injection, ICU Medical, 40 mEq/100 mL, sterile water 24 count, NDC 00409-7077-26
    • Potassium chloride injection, Nexus Pharmaceuticals, 10 mEq/100 mL, sterile water premixed bag, 24 count, NDC 14789-0109-10
    • Potassium chloride injection, Nexus Pharmaceuticals, 10 mEq/50 mL, sterile water premixed bag, 24 count, NDC 14789-0108-05
    • Potassium chloride injection, Nexus Pharmaceuticals, 20 mEq/100 mL, sterile water premixed bag, 24 count, NDC 14789-0108-10
    • Potassium chloride injection, Nexus Pharmaceuticals, 20 mEq/50 mL, sterile water premixed bag, 24 count, NDC 14789-0107-05

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • BBraun has potassium chloride 2 mEq/mL 250 mL bulk bags on allocation.
    • Fresenius Kabi has potassium chloride 10 mEq/100 mL bags, 20 mEq/50 mL bags, and 20 mEq/100 mL bags on back order and the company estimates a release date of late-March to early-April 2023. The 40 mEq/20 mL vials are on back order and the company estimates a release date of late-January to early-February 2023.
    • ICU Medical has potassium chloride 10 mEq/100 mL bags on allocation. The 20 mEq/100 mL bags are on back order and the company estimates a release date of January 2023.
    • Pfizer has potassium chloride 20 mEq/10 mL vials available in limited supply.

Updated

Updated January 12, 2023 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created September 1, 2021 by Stephen Andrews, PharmD, BCPS, CPPS, Drug Information Specialist. © 2023, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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