Diltiazem Injection

[20 May 2016]

Products Affected - Description

Diltiazem Hydrochloride injection, Akorn
5 mg/mL, 5 mL vial, 10 count (NDC 17478-0937-05)
5 mg/mL, 25 mL vial, 10 count (NDC 17478-0937-26)
Diltiazem Hydrochloride injection, Hospira
5 mg/mL, 5 mL vial, 10 count (NDC 00409-1171-01)
5 mg/mL, 10 mL vial, 10 count (NDC 00409-1171-02)

Reason for the Shortage

  • Akorn states the reason for the shortage is increased demand due to market conditions.
  • Hospira states the reasons for the shortage are manufacturing delays and increases in demand.
  • West-Ward had diltiazem injection on shortage due to manufacturing delays caused by increased demand due to current market conditions.

Available Products

Diltiazem Hydrochloride injection, Akorn
5 mg/mL, 10 mL vial, 10 count (NDC 17478-0937-10)
5 mg/mL, 25 mL vial, 1 count (NDC 17478-0937-25)
Diltiazem Hydrochloride lyophilized powder for solution for injection, Hospira
100 mg, ADD-Vantage vial, 10 count (NDC 00409-4350-03)
Diltiazem Hydrochloride injection, West-Ward
5 mg/mL, 5 mL vial, 10 count (NDC 00641-6013-10)
5 mg/mL, 10 mL vial, 10 count (NDC 00641-6014-10)
5 mg/mL, 25 mL vial, 10 count (NDC 00641-6015-10)

Estimated Resupply Dates

  • Akorn has diltiazem 5 mg/mL 5 mL vials and 25 mL vials in 10 count available in limited supply.
  • Hospira has diltiazem 5 mg/mL 5 mL vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of 1st quarter 2017. The 10 mL vials are available in limited supply.

Related Shortages


May 20, April 19 and 6, March 23, February 4, January 13, 2016; December 28, November 24, October 28, September 17 and 1, July 23, June 25, 2015, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2016, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.


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