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Sufentanil Injection Shortage

Last Updated: January 31, 2024
Status: Current

Products Affected - Description
    • Sufentanil solution for injection, Pfizer, 50 mcg/mL, 1 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 00409-3382-21
Reason for the Shortage
    • Akorn ceased operations in February 2023.
    • Pfizer did not provide a reason for the shortage.
Available Products
    • There is insufficient supply for usual ordering

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Pfizer has sufentanil 50 mcg/mL 1 mL vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of June 2024.


Updated January 31, 2024 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created May 4, 2022 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2024, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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