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Sterile Water for Injection - Small Volume Vials

Last Updated: August 9, 2018
Status: Current

Products Affected - Description
    • 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, 20 mL small-volume vial, 25 count, NDC 00517-3020-25
    • 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, 100 mL small-volume vial, 25 count, NDC 63323-0185-00
    • 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, Fresenius Kabi, 50 mL small-volume vial, 25 count, NDC 63323-0185-50
    • Sterile Water for Injection injection, Pfizer, 10 mL small-volume vial, 25 count, NDC 00409-4887-10
    • 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 has limited availability of sterile water for injection.
    • 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, 5 mL small-volume vial, 25 count, NDC 00517-3005-25

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • American Regent has sterile water for injection 10 mL and 20 mL vials on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.
    • Fresenius Kabi has sterile water for injection 5 mL, 10 mL, 20 mL, and 50 mL vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of late-September 2018 for the 5 mL vials, late-August 2018 for the 10 mL vials, mid-August 2018 for the 20 mL vials, and early-September 2018 for the 50 mL vials. 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 September 2018 for the 100 mL vials and August 2018 for the 20 mL and 50 mL vials. The 10 mL vials are available in limited supply.

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 August 9, 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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