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Flumazenil Injection

[25 April 2016]

Products Affected - Description

Flumazenil injection, Mylan Institutional
0.1 mg/mL, 10 mL vial, 10 count (NDC 67457-0447-10)
0.1 mg/mL, 10 mL vial, 10 count (NDC 67457-0444-10)
 
Flumazenil injection, West-Ward
0.1 mg/mL, 10 mL vial, 10 count (NDC 00143-9783-10)

Reason for the Shortage

  • Fresenius Kabi had flumazenil on shortage due to short-term manufacturing delays.
  • Mylan Institutional cannot provide a reason for the shortage.
  • Sandoz discontinued flumazenil injection in 2015.
  • West-Ward states the reason for the shortage is increased demand. West-Ward is not actively marketing flumazenil 5 mL (NDC 00641-6032-10) and 10 mL (NDC 00641-6031-10) vials. Alternate NDCs are available.

Available Products

Flumazenil injection, Fresenius Kabi
0.1 mg/mL, 5 mL vial, 10 count (NDC 63323-0424-05)
0.1 mg/mL, 10 mL vial, 1 count (NDC 63323-0424-10)
 
Flumazenil injection, West-Ward
0.1 mg/mL, 5 mL vial, 10 count (NDC 00143-9784-10)

Estimated Resupply Dates

  • Mylan Institutional has flumazenil 0.1 mg/mL 5 mL and 10 mL vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of mid-July 2016.
  • West-Ward has flumazenil 10 mL vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of 2nd quarter 2016.

Related Shortages

Updated

April 25, February 25, January 12, 2016; December 30 and 15, November 30 and 17, October 20, 12 and 2, September 18, August 12, July 28, June 15, 2015, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2016, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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