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Methylprednisolone Sodium Succinate Injection

[28 April 2016]

Products Affected - Description

Solu-Medrol injection, Pfizer
40 mg, Act-O-Vial single dose vial, 25 count (NDC 00009-0039-28)
125 mg, Act-O-Vial single dose vial, 25 count (NDC 00009-0047-22)

Methylprednisolone Sodium Succinate powder for solution for injection, Fresenius Kabi
40 mg, single dose vial, 25 count (NDC 63323-0255-03)
125 mg, single dose vial, 25 count (NDC 63323-0258-03)

Reason for the Shortage

  • Fresenius Kabi states the reason for the shortage is increased demand.
  • Pfizer states the reason for the shortage is manufacturing delay.

Available Products

Solu-Medrol injection, Pfizer
1 gram, Act-O-Vial single dose vial, 1 count (NDC 00009-0018-20)
1 gram, single dose vial, 1 count (NDC 00009-0698-01)
2 gram, single dose vial, 1 count (NDC 00009-0796-01)
500 mg, single dose vial, 1 count (NDC 00009-0758-01)
500 mg, Act-O-Vial single dose vial, 1 count (NDC 00009-0003-02)
 
Methylprednisolone Sodium Succinate powder for solution for injection, Fresenius Kabi
1 gram, single dose vial, 1 count (NDC 63323-0265-30)

Estimated Resupply Dates

  • Fresenius Kabi has methylprednisolone sodium succinate 40 mg vials and 125 mg vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of early-May 2016.
  • Pfizer has Solu-Medrol 40 mg vials and 125 mg vials available on allocation.

Related Shortages

Updated

April 28, March 2, February 22, January 28, 2016, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2016, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

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