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Piperacillin Tazobactam Injection

[09 September 2016]

Products Affected - Description

Zosyn solution for injection, Baxter
2.25 gram/50 mL frozen premix bag, 24 count (NDC 00206-8860-02)
3.375 gram/50 mL frozen premix bag, 24 count (NDC 00206-8861-02)
4.5 gram/50 mL frozen premix bag, 12 count (NDC 00206-8862-02)
 
Zosyn powder for solution for injection, Pfizer
2.25 gram vial, 10 count (NDC 00206-8852-16)
3.375 gram vial, 10 count (NDC 00206-8854-16)
4.5 gram vial, 10 count (NDC 00206-8855-16)
40.5 gram bulk vial, 1 single count (NDC 00206-8859-10) 
 
Piperacillin and Tazobactam powder for solution for injection, Apotex
2.25 gram vial, 10 count (NDC 60505-0686-04)
3.375 gram vial, 10 count (NDC 60505-0687-04)
4.5 gram vial, 10 count (NDC 60505-0688-04)
40.5 gram bulk vial, 1 count (NDC 60505-0773-00)

Piperacillin and Tazobactam powder for solution for injection, AuroMedics
2.25 gram vial, 10 count (NDC 55150-0119-30)
3.375 gram vial, 10 count (NDC 55150-0120-30)
4.5 gram vial, 10 count (NDC 55150-0121-50)
 
Piperacillin and Tazobactam powder for solution for injection, Fresenius Kabi
2.25 gram vial, 10 count (NDC 63323-0309-20)
3.375 gram vial, 10 count (NDC 63323-0300-30)
4.5 gram vial, 10 count (NDC 63323-0320-50)
40.5 gram bulk vial, 1 count (NDC 63323-0304-74)
 
Piperacillin and Tazobactam powder for solution for injection, Hospira
2.25 gram, vial, 10 count (NDC 00409-3383-02)
3.375 gram, vial, 10 count (NDC 00409-3385-13)
 
Piperacillin and Tazobactam powder for solution for injection, Sagent
2.25 gram vial, 10 count (NDC 25021-0164-30)
3.375 gram, vial, 10 count (NDC 25021-0165-30)
4.5 gram vial, 10 count (NDC 25021-0166-48)
 
Piperacillin and Tazobactam powder for solution for injection, WG Critical Care
2.25 gram vial, 10 count (NDC 44567-0801-10)
4.5 gram vial, 10 count (NDC 44567-0803-10)
40.5 gram, bulk vial, 1 count (NDC 44567-0804-01)

Reason for the Shortage

  • Apotex has piperacillin/tazobactam on shortage due to regulatory delays.
  • AuroMedics and Sandoz could not provide a reason for the shortage.
  • Baxter has Zosyn frozen premixes on allocation due to increased demand.
  • Fresenius Kabi has piperacillin/tazobactam on shortage due to increased demand.
  • Mylan Institutional launched piperacillin/tazobactam 3.375 gram and 4.5 gram vials in early-June 2016.
  • Pfizer has Zosyn on shortage due to manufacturing delays.
  • Sagent has piperacillin/tazobactam on shortage due to increased demand.
  • Sandoz discontinued piperacillin/tazobactam in late 2015.
  • WG Critical Care states the reason for the shortage is increased demand.

Available Products

Piperacillin and Tazobactam powder for solution for injection, Hospira
2.25 gram, ADD-Vantage vial, 10 count (NDC 00409-3374-02)
3.375 gram, ADD-Vantage vial, 10 count (NDC 00409-3378-13)
4.5 gram, ADD-Vantage vial, 10 count (NDC 00409-3379-04)
4.5 gram, vial, 10 count (NDC 00409-3390-04)
 
Piperacillin and Tazobactam powder for solution for injection, Mylan Institutional
3.375 gram, vial, 10 count (NDC 67457-0522-37)
4.5 gram, vial, 10 count (NDC 67457-0523-45)
 
Piperacillin and Tazobactam powder for solution for injection, WG Critical Care
3.375 gram, vial, 10 count (NDC 44567-0802-10)

Estimated Resupply Dates

  • Apotex has piperacillin/tazobactam 2.25 gram, 3.375 gram, 4.5 gram, and 40.5 gram vials on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.
  • AuroMedics has piperacillin/tazobactam on intermittent back order and the company is releasing product as it becomes available. Check wholesalers for inventory.
  • Baxter has all Zosyn frozen premixes available on allocation.
  • Fresenius Kabi has piperacillin/tazobactam 2.25 gram vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of mid- to late-September 2016. Piperacillin/tazobactam 3.375 gram and 40.5 gram vials are on intermittent back order and the company is releasing product as it becomes available. The 4.5 gram vials are on back order and the company estimates a release date of late-October 2016.
  • Hospira has piperacillin/tazobactam 2.25 gram vials on intermittent back order and the company is releasing product as it becomes available. The 3.375 gram vials are available in limited supply.
  • Pfizer has Zosyn 2.25 gram vials, 3.375 gram vials, 4.5 gram vials, and 40.5 gram vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of October 2017.
  • Sagent has piperacillin/tazobactam 2.25 gram, 3.375 gram, and 4.5 gram vials on allocation.
  • WG Critical Care has piperacillin/tazobactam 2.25 gram, 4.5 gram, and 40.5 gram vials on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.

Related Shortages

Updated

September 9, August 11, July 29 and 7, June 27, 16, 13 and 7, May 26 and 12, April 29, 25 and 6, March 7 and 1, February 26 and 4, January 6, 2016; December 22 and 17, November 20, 9 and 3, October 19, 12 and 6, September 14 and 3, August 6, July 14, June 5, May 27 and 11, April 30, 16 and 10, March 25, 13 and 3, February 25, January 26 and 9, 2015; December 22, 18, 16 and 3, November 25, 17 and 7, October 24 and 8, September 22 and 3, August 19, 7 and 6, July 17 and 2, May 14 and 5, April 23, March 31, 28, 12 and 5, 2014, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2016, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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