Ammonium Molybdate Injection

[19 December 2016]

Products Affected - Description

Ammonium molybdate injection, American Regent
Molybdenum 25 mcg/mL, 10 mL vial, 25 count (NDC 00517-6610-25)

Reason for the Shortage

  • American Regent has ammonium molybdate injection on shortage due to manufacturing delays.
  • American Regent is the sole supplier of ammonium molybdate injection.

Available Products

There are no presentations available.

Estimated Resupply Dates

American Regent has ammonium molybdate injection on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.

Alternative Agents & Management

The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) does not have recommendations for managing the ammonium molybdate shortage specifically, however, they do have detailed recommendations for managing other trace element shortages online.
Key recommendations include:
  1. Reserve supplies for neonatal or pediatric patients or other vulnerable groups such as patients with short bowel or malabsorption syndromes.
  2. Avoid use of pediatric trace elements for adult patients.
  3. Adult trace element products are not recommended for pediatric patients.
  4. Consider oral or enteral multivitamin or multimineral products for supplementation if possible.
  5. Avoid using trace elements additives in IV fluids.
  6. Increase vigilance of signs and symptoms of trace element deficiencies.
  7. Purchase only the supply needed, do not stockpile.


December 19, September 26, July 1, April 8, January 20, 2016; November 12, August 17, May 20, February 23, 2015; November 11, August 25, May 29, February 26, 2014; December 4, September 16, April 23, February 21, 2013, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2016, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.


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