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Rifampin for Injection

[28 August 2014]

Products Affected - Description

Rifampin for injection, Ben Venue (formerly Bedford products)
600 mg lyophilized vial (NDC 55390-0123-01)

Rifampin for injection, Mylan Institutional
600 mg lyophilized vial (NDC 00069-0112-01) - discontinued

Reason for the Shortage

  • Ben Venue closed its plant in Bedford, Ohio in July 2014.  
  • Akorn discontinued rifampin in September 2013 due to shortage of raw material.
  • Mylan Institutional acquired rifampin injection from Pfizer on December 7, 2013.
  • Mylan Institutional discontinued rifampin injection in June 2014. 

Available Products

Rifadin injection, Sanofi-Aventis
600 mg lyophilized vial (NDC 00068-0597-01)

Estimated Resupply Dates

Sanofi-Aventis has Rifadin injection readily available.

Related Shortages

Updated

August 28, 2014; July 11, 2014; May 20, 2014; March 11, 2014; January 31, 2014; December 12, 2013; October 15, 2013; October 9, 2013; September 12, 2013; July 23, 2013; June 26, 2013; June 19, 2013; May 28, 2013; May 20, 2013; April 10, 2013; March 22, 2013. Copyright 2014, University of Utah, Drug Information Service

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