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Sumatriptan Succinate Injection

Last Updated: August 5, 2015
Status: Resolved

Products Affected - Description

Sumatriptan Succinate injection, Teva
6 mg/0.5 mL, 5 count (NDC 00703-7351-02)

Alsuma injection, Pfizer
6 mg/ 0.5 mL prefilled single-use autoinjector (NDC 27505-0002-00)

 
Imitrex injection, GlaxoSmithKline
6 mg/ 0.5 mL vials, 5 count (NDC 00173-0449-02)
4 mg/0.5 mL prefilled syringe (refill for autoinjector), 2 count (NDC 00173-0739-02)
4 mg/0.5 mL kit (includes 2 prefilled syringes and autoinjector pen) (NDC 00173-0739-00)

Reason for the Shortage

  • Sagent states the reason for the shortage was increased demand.
  • GlaxoSmithKline has product available with short expiration dating.
  • Pfizer has had Alsuma on shortage since September 2013 due to manufacturing issues.
  • Zogenix sold Sumavel DosePro to Endo in 2014.
  • Teva has temporarily suspended the production of sumatriptan injection.

Available Products

Sumatriptan Succinate injection, AuroMedics
6 mg/0.5 mL vial, 5 count (NDC 55150-0173-01)

 
Sumatriptan Succinate injection, Caraco
6 mg/0.5 mL prefilled syringe and single-use autoinjector, 2 count (NDC 47335-0276-41)
 
Sumatriptan Succinate injection, Fresenius Kabi
6 mg/0.5 mL vial, 1 count (NDC 63323-0273-01)
 
Sumatriptan Succinate injection, Sagent
6 mg/0.5 mL vial, 5 count (NDC 25021-0703-60)
6 mg/0.5 mL prefilled syringe with needle, 2 count (NDC 25021-0703-70)
 
Sumatriptan Succinate injection, Sandoz
6 mg/0.5 mL vial, 5 count (NDC 00781-3174-14)
6 mg/0.5 mL kit (includes 2 prefilled syringes and autoinjector pen) (NDC 00781-3172-07)
6 mg/0.5 mL prefilled syringe (refill for autoinjector), 2 count (NDC 00781-3173-07)
4 mg/0.5 mL kit (includes 2 prefilled syringes and autoinjector pen) (NDC 00781-3169-07)
4 mg/0.5 mL prefilled syringe (refill for autoinjector), 2 count (NDC 00781-3170-07)
 
Sumatriptan Succinate injection, West-Ward
6 mg/0.5 mL vial, 5 count (NDC 00143-9638-05)
 
Imitrex injection, GlaxoSmithKline
6 mg/0.5 mL prefilled syringe (refill for autoinjector), 2 count (NDC 00173-0478-00)
6 mg/0.5 mL kit (includes 2 prefilled syringes and autoinjector pen) (NDC 00173-0479-00)
 
Sumavel DosePro, Endo
6 mg/0.5 mL, needle-free single use injector unit, 6 count (NDC 43376-0106-06)

Estimated Resupply Dates

  • Teva has sumatriptan injection unavailable and the company estimates product will be re-introduced in March 2017.
  • Pfizer has Alsuma on long-term back order and the company estimates a release date in September 2016.
  • GlaxoSmithKline has Imitrex 6 mg/0.5 mL vials available with short expiration dating (May 2016). Imitrex 4 mg prefilled syringes and kits are also available with short expiration dating (June 2016).

Related Shortages

Updated

August 5, July 2 and 14, June 5, April 6 and 27, March 11 and 23, February 5 and 23, January 9, 12, and 16, 2015; December 17, 2014; November 10, 2014; November 7, 2014; September 24, 2014; September 3, 2014; August 22, 2014; August 6, 2014; July 23, 2014; July 17, 2014; June 24, 2014; June 5, 2014; May 22, 2014; April 15, 2014; March 31, 2014; March 27, 2014; February 27, 2014, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2015, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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