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.
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.
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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