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Tigecycline Injection Shortage

Last Updated: August 4, 2017
Status: Resolved

Products Affected - Description
    • Tygacil, Pfizer, 50 mg, 5 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 00008-4990-02
Reason for the Shortage
    • Pfizer had Tygacil on shortage due to manufacturing delays.
    • Pfizer had temporarily marketed Tygacil 50 mg/5 mL vials to help alleviate the shortage. Supply of these 5 mL vials was depleted in July 2017. The 10 mL vials continue to be readily available.
Available Products
    • Tygacil lyophilized powder for solution for injection, Pfizer, 50 mg, 10 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 00008-4990-20

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Pfizer has Tygacil 50 mg/10 mL vials available.


Updated August 4, 2017 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created December 9, 2015 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Copyright 2017, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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