Potassium Acetate Injection

[19 December 2016]

Products Affected - Description

Potassium acetate injection, American Regent
2 mEq/mL, 20 mL vial, 25 count (NDC 00517-2053-25)
4 mEq/mL, 50 mL vial, 25 count (NDC 00517-5024-25)

Reason for the Shortage

  • American Regent has potassium acetate on shortage due to manufacturing delays.
  • Hospira had potassium acetate on shortage due to increased demand.
  • Exela received FDA approval for potassium acetate injection in late-December 2015. Exela has potassium acetate injection available.

Available Products

Potassium acetate injection, Exela Pharma Sciences
2 mEq/mL, 20 mL vial, 25 count (NDC 51754-2001-04)
Potassium acetate injection, Hospira
2 mEq/mL, 20 mL vial, 25 count (NDC 00409-8183-01)
2 mEq/mL, 50 mL vial, 25 count (NDC 00409-3924-51)

Estimated Resupply Dates

American Regent has potassium acetate 2 mEq/mL 20 mL vials and 4 mEq/mL 50 mL vials on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.

Related Shortages


December 19, October 8, September 13, August 10, July 8, June 14 and 3, April 27, March 21, February 17 and 4, January 28, 2016; December 30, 2015, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2016, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.


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