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)
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)
Reason for the Shortage
- American Regent has potassium acetate on shortage due to manufacturing delays.
- Hospira has potassium acetate on shortage due to increased demand.
- Exela received FDA approval for potassium acetate injection in late-December 2015.
There is insufficient supply for usual ordering.
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.
- Exela estimates product will ship to wholesalers in mid-February 2016.
- Hospira has potassium acetate 2 mEq/mL 20 mL vials and 50 mL vials available in limited supply and the company is regularly releasing product.
February 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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