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Promethazine Injection

[09 March 2015]

Products Affected - Description

Promethazine injection, Hospira
25 mg/mL 1 mL Carpuject syringe (NDC 00409-2312-31)
 
Promethazine injection, Teva
25 mg/mL 1 mL vial (NDC 00703-2191-04)
50 mg/mL 1 mL vial (NDC 00703-2201-04) 
 
Promethazine injection, West-Ward
25 mg/mL 1 mL ampule (NDC 00641-1495-35)
 
Phenergan injection, West-Ward
25 mg/mL 1 mL ampule (NDC 00641-6082-25)
50 mg/mL 1 mL ampule (NDC 00641-6083-25)
 
Promethazine injection, X-Gen
25 mg/mL 1 mL ampule (NDC 39822-5500-03)

Reason for the Shortage

  • Teva states the shortage is due to manufacturing delays.
  • West-Ward states the shortage was due to manufacturing delays. The company has also changed the NDC numbers for products that were formerly Baxter products.
  • Hospira states the shortage is due to manufacturing delays.

Available Products

Promethazine injection, West-Ward
25 mg/mL 1 mL vial (NDC 00641-0928-25)
50 mg/mL 1 mL ampule (NDC 00641-1496-35)
50 mg/mL 1 mL vial (NDC 00641-0929-25)
 
Phenergan injection, West-Ward
25 mg/mL 1 mL vial (NDC 00641-6084-25)
50 mg/mL 1 mL vial (NDC 00641-6085-25)
 
Promethazine injection, X-Gen
50 mg/mL 1 mL ampule (NDC 39822-5500-06)

Estimated Resupply Dates

  • Hospira has promethazine 25 mg/mL 1 mL Carpuject syringes on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.
  • Teva has all promethazine injection presentations on back order and the company estimates a release date of 3rd quarter 2015.
  • West-Ward has promethazine 25 mg/mL 1 mL ampules on allocation.
  • West-Ward has Phenergan 50 mg/mL 1 mL ampules available with short expiration dating (June or October 2015). The 50 mg/mL 1 mL vials are available with regular dating and expiration dates of May 2015. Phenergan 25 mg/mL 1 mL ampules in 25 count are on back order and the company cannot estimates a release date of April or May 2015.
  • X-Gen has promethazine 25 mg/mL 1 mL ampules on back order and the company estimates a release date of late-March 2015.

Related Shortages

Updated

March 9, February 2, January 12, 2015; December 1, November 6, 10, and 19, October 1, August 28, July 10 and 31, May 6, April 10 and 23, March 27, January 24, 2014; November 11, September 18, August 15, July 3 and 8, June 11, April 30, March 6 and 26, February 13 and 20, January 18, 25, and 30, 2013; November 9 and 28, September 7, August 13, July 20, June 21, May 7, March 9 and 21, February 10, January 6 and 24, 2012; December 9, November 9, 23, and 30, September 6, July 15, May 24, April 6, March 1 and 18, February 9, January 27, 2011; December 1 and 15, November 4, October 1 and 14, September 9, August 18 and 31, July 30, June 22, 2010, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2015, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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