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Potassium Phosphate Injection

Last Updated: September 23, 2019
Status: Resolved

Reason for the Shortage
    • American Regent has not had potassium phosphate injection available since 2012. It is unclear if and when product will return to market.
    • Fresenius Kabi had potassium phosphate injection on shortage due to increased demand.
    • Pfizer had potassium phosphate injection on shortage due to manufacturing delays.
Available Products
    • Potassium Phosphate injection, Fresenius Kabi, 3 mmol/mL, 15 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 63323-0086-15
    • Potassium Phosphate injection, Fresenius Kabi, 3 mmol/mL, 5 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 63323-0086-05
    • Potassium Phosphate injection, Fresenius Kabi, 3 mmol/mL, 50 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 63323-0086-50
    • Potassium Phosphate injection, Pfizer, 3 mmol/mL, 15 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 00409-7295-01
    • Glycophos injection, Fresenius Kabi, 1 mmol/mL, 20 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 63323-0241-20

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • All marketed presentations are available.

Safety

    • Pfizer has issued a recall on 7 lots of potassium phosphate 3 mmol/mL 15 mL vials due to sterility concerns. https://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm563382.htm

Alternative Agents & Management

    • In cooperation with FDA, Fresenius Kabi USA is providing Glycophos (sodium glycerophosphate) injection to the US market to help alleviate the shortage of phosphate injections. Glycophos is manufactured in an FDA-approved facility in Norway by Fresenius Kabi AG. Details can be found on https://www.fda.gov/downloads/drugs/drugsafety/drugshortages/ucm591758.pdf

Updated

Updated September 23, 2019 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created March 31, 2017 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2019, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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