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Piperacillin Tazobactam Injection

[17 November 2014]

Products Affected - Description

Piperacillin/Tazobactam Injection, Apotex
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/Tazobactam Injection, AuroMedics
3.375 gram vial, 10 count (NDC 55150-0120-30)
4.5 gram vial, 10 count (NDC 55150-0121-50)
 
Piperacillin/Tazobactam Injection, Hospira
3.375 gram vial, 10 count (NDC 00409-3385-13)
 
Zosyn Injection, Pfizer
3.375 gram vial, 10 count (NDC 00206-8854-16)
4.5 gram vial, 10 count (NDC 00206-8855-16)
 
Piperacillin/Tazobactam Injection, Sagent
3.375 gram vial, 10 count (NDC 25021-0165-30)

Piperacillin/Tazobactam Injection, Sandoz
2.25 gram vial, 10 count (NDC 00781-3110-95)
3.375 gram vial, 10 count (NDC 00781-3113-95)
4.5 gram vial, 10 count (NDC 00781-3114-95)

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.
  • Hospira and Sagent have piperacillin/tazobactam on shortage due to increased demand.
  • Pfizer has Zosyn on shortage due to shipping delays
  • WG Critical Care states the reason for the shortage was increased demand.

Available Products

Piperacillin/Tazobactam Injection, Apotex
2.25 gram vial, 10 count (NDC 60505-0686-04)
 
Piperacillin/Tazobactam Injection, AuroMedics
2.25 gram vial, 10 count (NDC 55150-0119-30)
 
Piperacillin/Tazobactam 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/Tazobactam Injection, Hospira
2.25 gram ADD-Vantage vial, 10 count, NDC 00409-3374-02)
2.25 gram vial, 10 count (NDC 00409-3383-02)
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/Tazobactam Injection, Sagent
2.25 gram vial, 10 count (NDC 25021-0164-30)
4.5 gram vial, 10 count (NDC 25021-0166-48)
 
Piperacillin/Tazobactam Injection, WG Critical Care
2.25 gram vial, 10 count (NDC 44567-0801-10)
3.375 gram vial, 10 count (NDC 44567-0802-10)
4.5 gram vial, 10 count (NDC 44567-0803-10)
40.5 gram bulk vial, 1 count (NDC 44567-0804-01)

Zosyn, Baxter
2.25 gram/50 mL frozen premix bag (NDC 00206-8860-01)
3.375 gram/50 mL frozen premix bag (NDC 00206-8861-01)
4.5 gram/50 mL frozen premix bag (NDC 00206-8862-01)
 
Zosyn Injection, Pfizer
2.25 gram vial, 10 count (NDC 00206-8852-16)
40.5 gram bulk vial, 1 count (NDC 00206-8859-10)

Estimated Resupply Dates

  • Apotex has piperacillin/tazobactam 3.375 gram vials and 4.5 gram vials on back order with an estimated release date in early-December 2014, and piperacillin/tazobactam 40.5 gram bulk vials are on back order with an estimated release date in early-February 2015.
  • AuroMedics has piperacillin/tazobactam 3.375 gram vials on back order and the company estimates release dates in late-November 2014. Piperacillin/tazobactam 4.5 gram vials are on back order and the company estimates release dates in mid-December 2014.
  • Hospira has piperacillin tazobactam 3.375 gram vials on back order and the company estimates a release date in November 2014.
  • Pfizer has Zosyn 3.375 gram vials and 4.5 gram vials on back order and the company estimates a release date in late-November 2014.
  • Sagent has piperacillin/tazobactam 3.375 gram vials are on back order with an estimated release date in December 2014.
  • Sandoz has all piperacillin/tazobactam presentations on back order and the company estimates a release date in the first quarter of 2015.

Related Shortages

Updated

November 17, 2014; November 7, 2014; October 24, 2014; October 8, 2014; September 22, 2014; September 3, 2014; August 19, 2014; August 7, 2014; August 6, 2014; July 17, 2014; July 2, 2014; June 2, 2014; May 14, 2014; May 5, 2014; April 23, 2014; March 31, 2014; March 28, 2014; March 12, 2014; March 5, 2014; February 5, 2014, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2014, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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