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Epinephrine Injection

[11 June 2014]

Products Affected - Description

Epinephrine injection, American Regent
1 mg/mL, 1 mL ampule, sulfite-free, package of 25 (NDC 00517-1071-25)
1 mg/mL, 30 mL multi-dose vial, package of 5 (NDC 00517-1130-05)
 
Epinephrine injection, Hospira
0.1 mg/mL, 10 mL Lifeshield 18 gauge glass syringe, package of 10 (NDC 00409-4901-18)
 
Adrenalin injection, JHP
1 mg/mL, 1 mL vial, preservative-free (contains sulfite), package of 25 (NDC 42023-0122-25) - NDC discontinued
1 mg/mL, 30 mL multi-dose vial, package of 1 (NDC 42023-0101-01) - NDC discontinued
1 mg/mL, 30 mL multi-dose vial, package of 10 (NDC 42023-0101-10) - NDC discontinued

Reason for the Shortage

  • American Regent has epinephrine on shortage due to manufacturing delays.
  • Hospira has epinephrine syringes on shortage due to manufacturing delays.
  • JHP states the reason for the shortage was due to increased demand.
  • JHP discontinued three epinephrine presentations in late-2013. 
  • Amphastar states the shortage was due to increased demand. Amphastar changed the NDC numbers of their epinephrine products in November 2012.    

Available Products

Epinephrine injection, Amphastar
0.1 mg/mL 10 mL syringe, package of 10 (NDC 76329-3316-01)
1 mg/mL, 30 mL vial (NDC 76329-9061-00)

Epinephrine injection, Hospira
1 mg/mL, 1 mL ampule, preservative-free (contains sulfite), package of 25 (NDC 00409-7241-01)
 
Adrenalin injection, JHP
0.1 mg/mL, 10 mL Lifeshield 21 gauge glass syringe, package of 10 (NDC 00409-4921-34)
1 mg/mL, 1 mL vial, preservative-free (contains sulfite), package of 25, (NDC 42023-0159-25)

Estimated Resupply Dates

  • American Regent has epinephrine 1 mg/mL 30 mL vials and epinephrine 1 mg/mL preservative free (sulfite-free) 1 mL ampules on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.
  • Hospira has epinephrine injection 0.1 mg/mL 10 mL 18 gauge syringes on back order with an estimated release date of July 2014.

Related Shortages

Updated

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