Dextran Low Molecular Weight (Dextran 40), 10% Injection

[26 February 2015]

Products Affected - Description

Dextran 40, Hospira
10% in 500 mL 5% Dextrose, 12 count (NDC 00409-7418-03)
10% in 500 mL 0.9% Sodium Chloride, 12 count (NDC 00409-7419-03)

Reason for the Shortage

Hospira states the reason for the shortage is manufacturing delay.

Available Products

There is insufficient supply for usual ordering.

Estimated Resupply Dates

Hospira has Dextran 40 in 0.9% sodium chloride on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date. Dextran 40 in 5% dextrose is available in limited supply.

Related Shortages


February 3 and 26, 2015; December 12, October 16, August 13 and 25, July 1, May 27, 2014, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2015, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.


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