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etomidate Injection

[19 December 2016]

Products Affected - Description

Amidate injection, Hospira
2 mg/mL, 10 mL ampule, 5 count (NDC 00409-8062-01)
2 mg/mL, 20 mL LifeShield syringe, 10 count (NDC 00409-8060-29)
2 mg/mL, 20 mL ampule, 5 count (NDC 00409-8061-01) - discontinued
 
Etomidate injection, Zydus
2 mg/mL, 20 mL vial, 10 count (NDC 68382-0545-08)

Reason for the Shortage

  • Ben Venue stopped production in its plant in Bedford, Ohio and closed in July 2014.
  • Pfizer has Amidate on shortage due to manufacturing delays. Pfizer discontinued etomidate 20 mL ampules in October 2016.
  • Mylan cannot provide a reason for the current back order.
  • Par Sterile Products discontinued etomidate in early 2015.
  • Sagent is no longer marketing etomidate.
  • Zydus has etomidate 20 mL vials on back order due to an increase in demand.

Available Products

Amidate intravenous injection, Hospira
2 mg/mL, 10 mL vial, 10 count (NDC 00409-6695-01)
2 mg/mL, 20 mL vial, 10 count (NDC 00409-6695-02)
 
Etomidate injection, American Regent
2 mg/mL, 10 mL vial, 10 count (NDC 00517-0780-10)
2 mg/mL, 20 mL vial, 10 count (NDC 00517-0781-10)
 
Etomidate injection, Mylan Institutional
2 mg/mL, 10 mL vial, 10 count (NDC 67457-0477-10)
2 mg/mL, 20 mL vial, 10 count (NDC 67457-0456-21)
 
Etomidate injection, West-Ward
2 mg/mL, 10 mL vial, 10 count (NDC 00143-9506-10)
2 mg/mL, 20 mL vial, 10 count (NDC 00143-9507-10)
 
Etomidate injection, Zydus
2 mg/mL, 10 mL vial, 10 count (NDC 68382-0545-07)

Estimated Resupply Dates

  • Pfizer has Amidate 20 mL LifeShield syringes and 10 mL ampules on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.
  • Zydus has etomidate 20 mL vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of mid-January 2017.

Safety

Clinicians must take extra care to ensure safe use of etomidate when using different presentations than those normally stocked.

Related Shortages

Updated

December 19 and 14, November 1, September 27, August 25, June 2, January 29, 2016; December 11, November 30, October 29, September 4, August 24 and 13, July 15, April 28, 17 and 16, March 23 and 2, February 12, 2015; December 22 and 18, October 3, September 17 and 5, August 7 and 1, July 15 and 8, May 16, March 31 and 20, February 27 and 21, January 24, 2014; December 12 and 6, October 24 and 9, September 3, July 25, June 29 and 11, May 28 and 7, April 23, 9 and 3, March 8, February 25 and 13, January 31, 29, 22 and 11, 2013; December 14 and 7, November 19 and 5, October 4, September 14, August 7, July 25 and 19, June 18, May 29 and 2, April 3, March 21, 14 and 2, February 27, 14 and 7, January 31, 27 and 4, 2012; December 19 and 6, October 26, August 31 and 3, July 6, 2011, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2016, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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