[14 May 2013]
Products Affected - Description
Antivenin latrodectus mactans (Black Widow Spider Antivenin) (NDC 00006-4084-00), Merck
Reason for the Shortage
- Merck has low inventory of Antivenin Latrodectus Mactans.
- The black widow antivenin kit with lot # 0585Z had an expiration date of June 2012. The antivenin within this kit received an extended expiration date of February 12, 2013 due to stability data received by FDA from Merck.
No presentations are fully available.
Estimated Resupply Dates
- Emergency supplies are available for patients with symptoms due to a bite by the black widow spider within 24 hours of contacting Merck. The company cannot estimate when regular distribution will resume.
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