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Promethazine Injection

[25 May 2016]

Products Affected - Description

Phenergan injection, West-Ward
25 mg/mL, 1 mL ampule, 25 count (NDC 00641-6082-25)
25 mg/mL, 1 mL vial, 25 count (NDC 00641-6084-25)
50 mg/mL, 1 mL ampule, 25 count (NDC 00641-6083-25)
 
Promethazine solution for injection, Hospira
25 mg/mL 1 mL Carpuject syringe, 10 count (NDC 00409-2312-31)
 
Promethazine solution for injection, Teva
25 mg/mL 1 mL vial, 25 count (NDC 00703-2191-04)
50 mg/mL 1 mL vial, 25 count (NDC 00703-2201-04)
 
Promethazine injection, West-Ward
25 mg/mL, 1 mL vial, 25 count (NDC 00641-0928-25)
50 mg/mL, 1 mL vial, 25 count (NDC 00641-0929-25)

Reason for the Shortage

  • Teva states the shortage is due to manufacturing delays.
  • West-Ward states the shortage was due to manufacturing delays.
  • Hospira states the shortage is due to manufacturing delays.
  • X-Gen is in the process of changing NDC numbers for promethazine injection and awaiting FDA approval for two new presentations.

Available Products

Phenergan injection, West-Ward
50 mg/mL, 1 mL vial, 25 count (NDC 00641-6085-25)
 
Promethazine injection, West-Ward
25 mg/mL, 1 mL ampule, 25 count (NDC 00641-1495-35)
50 mg/mL, 1 mL ampule, 25 count (NDC 00641-1496-35)
 

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 January 2017.
  • West-Ward has promethazine 25 mg/mL 1 mL vials on a weekly allocation. The 50 mg/mL 1 mL vials are on back order and the company estimates a release date of June 2016.
  • West-Ward has Phenergan 25 mg/mL 1 mL ampules and 1 mL vials and 50 mg/mL 1 mL ampules on back order and the company estimates a release date of June 2016.
     

Related Shortages

Updated

May 25, 17 and 3, April 5, February 24, 22, 16 and 1, January 26, 2016; December 23 and 2, November 17 and 5, October 2, September 22 and 10, August 11, July 8, June 1, May 4, April 3, March 9, February 2, January 12, 2015; December 1, November 19, 10 and 6, October 1, August 28, July 31 and 10, May 6, April 23 and 10, March 27, January 24, 2014; November 11, September 18, August 15, July 8 and 3, June 11, April 30, March 26 and 6, February 20 and 13, January 30, 25 and 18, 2013; November 28 and 9, September 7, August 13, July 20, June 21, May 7, March 21 and 9, February 10, January 24 and 6, 2012; December 9, November 30, 23 and 9, September 6, July 15, May 24, April 6, March 18 and 1, February 9, January 27, 2011; December 15 and 1, November 4, October 14 and 1, September 9, August 31 and 18, July 30, June 22, 2010, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2016, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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