Calcium Gluconate Injection

[12 May 2016]

Products Affected - Description

Calcium gluconate intravenous injection, American Regent
100 mg/mL, 50 mL vials, 25 count (NDC 00517-3950-25) 
100 mg/mL, 100 mL vial, 25 count (NDC 00517-3900-25)

Reason for the Shortage

  • American Regent has calcium gluconate on shortage due to manufacturing delays.
  • Fresenius Kabi has calcium gluconate available.
  • American Regent has issued a statement that all lots of calcium gluconate may contain glass particles and filters must be used. Do not use if there are visible glass particles and filter all other product.

Available Products

Calcium gluconate intravenous injection, Fresenius Kabi
100 mg/mL, 10 mL plastic vial, 25 count (NDC 63323-0311-19)
100 mg/mL, 50 mL plastic vial, 25 count (NDC 63323-0311-59)
100 mg/mL, 100 mL plastic vial, 40 count (NDC 63323-0311-66)

Estimated Resupply Dates

American Regent has calcium gluconate 100 mg/mL 50 mL vials on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date. The 100 mL vials are available in limited supply.

Related Shortages


May 12, April 6, February 24, January 25 and 6, 2016; December 11 and 3, November 5, September 25, August 19, June 15, April 16, March 13, February 3, January 16, 2015; December 12, November 14, October 13, September 18, 10 and 3, August 1, July 21, June 4, May 21 and 1, March 28 and 3, February 10, January 21, 2014; December 13, October 28, September 12 and 3, August 13 and 1, July 11, June 18, May 23, April 22, 10 and 1, March 25, February 21, January 2, 2013; December 10, November 19, 2012, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2016, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.


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