Calcium Gluconate Injection

[13 March 2015]

Products Affected - Description

Calcium gluconate 100 mg/mL, American Regent
50 mL vials (NDC 00517-3950-25)
100 mL vials (NDC 00517-3900-25) 
Calcium gluconate 100 mg/mL, Fresenius Kabi
10 mL vials (NDC 63323-0311-10)
50 mL vials (NDC 63323-0311-50)
100 mL vials (NDC 63323-0311-61)

Reason for the Shortage

  • American Regent has calcium gluconate on shortage due to manufacturing delays.
  • Fresenius Kabi had calcium gluconate on shortage due to increase demand for the product.
  • 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

There are no presentations available.

Estimated Resupply Dates

  • American Regent has calcium gluconate 100 mg/mL 50 mL and 100 mL vials on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.
  • Fresenius Kabi has calcium gluconate 10 mL, 50 mL, and 100 mL bulk vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of early-April 2015 for the 100 mL vial, mid-April 2015 for the 10 mL vials, and cannot estimate a release date for the 50 mL vials.

Related Shortages


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


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