[30 May 2014]

Products Affected - Description

Precedex Injection in 0.9% Sodium Chloride, Hospira
4 mcg/mL, 100 mL premix glass bottle, 10 count (NDC 00409-1660-10)
4 mcg/mL, 50 mL premix glass bottle, 20 count (NDC 00409-1660-50)

Reason for the Shortage

  • Hospira states the reason for the shortage is manufacturing delay.
  • There are no other manufacturers of dexmedetomidine injection.

Available Products

Precedex Injection, Hospira
100 mcg/mL, 2 mL single dose vial, 25 count (NDC 00409-1638-02)

Estimated Resupply Dates

Hospira has Precedex 50 mL and 100 mL premixed bottles on market reserve and the company estimates a release date of 4th quarter 2014 once this supply is depleted.

Related Shortages


May 30, 2014; April 23, 2014; April 14, 2014, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2014, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.


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