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Sterile Water for Injection - Small Volume Vials

Last Updated: October 15, 2018
Status: Current

Products Affected - Description
    • Sterile Water for Injection injection, Fresenius Kabi, 100 mL small-volume vial, 25 count, NDC 63323-0185-00
    • Sterile Water for Injection injection, Fresenius Kabi, 50 mL small-volume vial, 25 count, NDC 63323-0185-50
    • Sterile Water for Injection injection, Pfizer, 100 mL small-volume vial, 25 count, NDC 00409-4887-99
    • Sterile Water for Injection injection, Pfizer, 20 mL small-volume vial, 25 count, NDC 00409-4887-20
    • Sterile Water for Injection injection, Pfizer, 50 mL small-volume vial, 25 count, NDC 00409-4887-50
Reason for the Shortage
    • American Regent is not marketing sterile water for injection 20 mL vials at this time.
    • Fresenius Kabi has sterile water on shortage due to increased demand.
    • Pfizer has sterile water for injection in vials on shortage due to increased demand.
Available Products
    • Sterile Water for Injection injection, American Regent, 10 mL small-volume vial, 25 count, NDC 00517-3010-25
    • Sterile Water for Injection injection, American Regent, 5 mL small-volume vial, 25 count, NDC 00517-3005-25
    • Sterile Water for Injection injection, Fresenius Kabi, 10 mL small-volume vial, 25 count, NDC 63323-0185-10
    • Sterile Water for Injection injection, Fresenius Kabi, 20 mL small-volume vial, 25 count, NDC 63323-0185-20
    • Sterile Water for Injection injection, Fresenius Kabi, 5 mL small-volume vial, 25 count, NDC 63323-0185-05
    • Sterile Water for Injection injection, Pfizer, 10 mL small-volume vial, 25 count, NDC 00409-4887-10

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Fresenius Kabi has sterile water for injection 50 mL vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of mid-November 2018. The 100 mL vials are on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date. Check wholesalers for inventory.
    • Pfizer has sterile water for injection 20 mL, 50 mL, and 100 mL vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of October 2018 for the 20 mL and 50 mL vials and November 2018 for the 100 mL vials.

Implications for Patient Care

    • ASHP has an FAQ on the sterile water for injection shortage at https://www.ashp.org/drug-shortages/shortage-resources/sterile-water-for-injection-faq.

Updated

Updated October 15, 2018 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created January 6, 2018 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Copyright 2018, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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