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Propranolol Injection

[11 July 2014]

Products Affected - Description

Propranolol 1 mg/mL injection, Bedford
1 mL vial, 10 count (NDC 55390-0003-10)

Propranolol 1 mg/mL injection, Sandoz
1 mL vial, 10 count (NDC 63323-0604-01)
 
Propranolol 1 mg/mL injection, West-Ward
1 mL vial, 10 count (NDC 00143-9872-01)

Reason for the Shortage

  • Ben Venue has stopped production in its plant in Bedford, Ohio and will close in 2014. Ben Venue supplies multiple sterile injectable products for Bedford Laboratories. Bedford Laboratories has a small number of products manufactured elsewhere that are not affected by this closure.
  • Fresenius Kabi had propranolol injection available but with short-expiration dating.
  • Sandoz cannot provide a reason for the shortage.
  • West-Ward has propranolol injection on shortage due to manufacturing delays.

Available Products

Propranolol 1 mg/mL injection, Fresenius Kabi
1 mL vial, 10 count (NDC 63323-0604-01)

Estimated Resupply Dates

  • Bedford has propranolol 1 mg/mL 1 mL vials on long term back order. Ben Venue manufactured propranolol injection for Bedford.
  • Sandoz has propranolol 1 mg/mL 1 mL vials temporarily unavailable and the company cannot estimate a new production date.
  • West-Ward has propranolol 1 mg/mL 1 mL vials available on allocation.

Related Shortages

Updated

July 11, 2014; June 11, 2014; May 12, 2014; May 8, 2014; April 11, 2014, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2014, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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