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Ampicillin Injection

[09 May 2016]

Products Affected - Description

Ampicillin Sodium injection, Fresenius Kabi
250 mg, vial, 10 count (NDC 63323-0387-10)
 
Ampicillin Sodium injection, Sagent
1 gram, vial, 10 count (NDC 25021-0136-10)
500 mg, vial, 10 count (NDC 25021-0135-10)
 
Ampicillin Sodium injection, Sandoz
500 mg, vial, 10 count (NDC 00781-3407-95)
 
Ampicillin Sodium injection, WG Critical Care
250 mg, vial, 10 count (NDC 44567-0100-10) - discontinued

Reason for the Shortage

  • Fresenius Kabi states the reason for the shortage is increased demand.
  • Sagent states the reason for the shortage is manufacturing delay.
  • Sandoz cannot provide a reason for the shortage.
  • WG Critical Care states the reason for the shortage was increased demand. WG Critical Care discontinued ampicillin 250 mg vials in early 2016.

Available Products

Ampicillin Sodium injection, AuroMedics
1 gram, vial, 10 count (NDC 55150-0113-10)
2 gram, vial, 10 count (NDC 55150-0114-20)
10 gram, vial, 10 count (NDC 55150-0115-99)
250 mg, vial, 10 count (NDC 55150-0111-10)
500 mg, vial, 10 count (NDC 55150-0112-10)
 
Ampicillin Sodium injection, Fresenius Kabi
1 gram, vial, 1 count (NDC 63323-0389-10)
2 gram, vial, 10 count (NDC 63323-0399-23)
500 mg, vial, 10 count (NDC 63323-0388-10)
 
Ampicillin Sodium injection, Sagent
2 gram, vial, 10 count (NDC 25021-0137-20)
10 gram, vial, 10 count (NDC 25021-0138-99)
250 mg, vial, 10 count (NDC 25021-0134-10)
 
Ampicillin Sodium injection, Sandoz
1 gram, ADD-Vantage vial, 10 count (NDC 00781-3412-92)
1 gram, vial, 10 count (NDC 00781-3404-95)
2 gram, ADD-Vantage vial, 10 count (NDC 00781-3413-92)
2 gram, vial, 10 count (NDC 00781-3408-95)
10 gram, vial, 10 count (NDC 00781-3409-95)
125 mg, vial, 10 count (NDC 00781-3400-95)
250 mg, vial, 10 count (NDC 00781-3402-95)
 
Ampicillin Sodium injection, WG Critical Care
1 gram, vial, 10 count (NDC 44567-0102-10)
2 gram, vial, 10 count (NDC 44567-0103-10)
10 gram, vial, 10 count (NDC 44567-0104-10)
500 mg, vial, 10 count (NDC 44567-0101-10)

Estimated Resupply Dates

  • Fresenius Kabi has ampicillin 250 mg vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of late-June 2016.
  • Sagent has ampicillin 500 mg and 1 gram vials on allocation.
  • Sandoz has ampicillin 500 mg vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of late-May to early-June 2016.

Related Shortages

Updated

May 9, April 27 and 7, March 28 and 2, February 22 and 3, 2016, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2016, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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