[11 November 2013]
Products Affected - Description
Diltiazem Injection, Bedford
5 mg/mL 5 mL vials (NDC 55390-0565-05)
5 mg/mL 10 mL vials (NDC 55390-0565-10)
5 mg/mL 25 mL vials (NDC 55390-0565-30)
Reason for the Shortage
- Ben Venue has stopped production in its plant in Bedford, Ohio and will close in early 2014. Ben Venue supplies multiple sterile injectable products for Bedford Laboratories. Supplies of product that has already been manufactured will continue to be released until inventory is depleted. Bedford Laboratories has a small number of products manufactured elsewhere that are not affected by this closure.
- Teva discontinued all diltiazem presentations in March, 2011.
- Biovail discontinued Cardizem Lyo-Ject in 2007 due to business reasons.
Diltiazem Injection, Akorn
5 mg/mL 5 mL vials (NDC 17478-0937-05)
5 mg/mL 10 mL vials (NDC 17478-0937-10)
5 mg/mL, 25 mL vials (NDC 17478-0937-25)
Diltiazem Injection, Hospira
5 mg/mL, 5 mL vials (NDC 00409-1171-01)
5 mg/mL, 10 mL vials (NDC 00409-1171-02)
100 mg ADD-Vantage vials (NDC 00409-4350-03)
Diltiazem Injection, West-Ward
5 mg/mL, 5 mL vials (NDC 00641-6013-10)
5 mg/mL, 10 mL vials (NDC 00641-6014-10)
5 mg/mL, 25 mL vials (NDC 00641-6015-10)
Estimated Resupply Dates
Bedford has diltiazem injection on long-term back order and the company cannot estimate a release date. Ben Venue manufactured diltiazem for Bedford.
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