Benztropine Injection

[30 April 2015]

Products Affected - Description

Benztropine injection, American Regent
1 mg/mL, 2 mL vials (NDC 00517-0785-05)

Benztropine injection, Fresenius Kabi
1 mg/mL, 2 mL vials (NDC 63323-0970-02)

Benztropine injection, Nexus
1 mg/mL, 2 mL vials (NDC 14789-0300-02)
Benztropine injection, West-Ward
1 mg/mL, 2 mL ampules (NDC 00143-9729-05)

Reason for the Shortage

  • American Regent has benztropine injection on back order due to manufacturing delays.
  • Fresenius Kabi USA recalled benztropine injection due to potential for glass particles in the vials. Product may have been under APP or Nexus labels. Detailed information on the recall can be found online.

Available Products

Benztropine injection, Akorn
1 mg/mL, 2 mL ampules (NDC 17478-0012-02)
Cogentin injection, Akorn
1 mg/mL, 2 mL ampules (NDC 76478-0611-02)

Estimated Resupply Dates

  • American Regent has benztropine injection on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.
  • Fresenius Kabi USA has benztropine injection on long-term back order and the company cannot estimate a release date. Both labels from Fresenius Kabi and Nexus are affected.
  • West-Ward has benztropine 1 mg/mL 2 mL ampules available but with expiration dates of October 2015 and December 2015.


April 30, March 25, February 11, January 26, January 7, 2015; September 18, July 31, June 11, May 8, March 4, January 29, 2014; December 16, December 4, October 29, September 26, August 28, July 18, 2013, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2015, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.


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