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Sodium Chloride Concentrated Solution for Injection

[14 November 2014]

Products Affected - Description

23.4% Sodium Chloride Solution for Injection
23.4% Sodium Chloride, Fresenius Kabi
100 mL vials (NDC 63323-0088-61)
200 mL vials (NDC 63323-0088-63)
 
23.4% Sodium Chloride, Hospira
100 mL bulk glass container (NDC 00074-1141-02)
250 mL bulk glass container (NDC 00074-1130-02)
 
14.6% Sodium Chloride Solution for Injection
14.6% Sodium Chloride, Hospira

20 mL vials (NDC 00409-6657-73)
40 mL vials (NDC 00409-6660-75)

Reason for the Shortage

  • American Regent discontinued 23.4% sodium chloride 30 mL and 100 mL presentations in 2012.
  • Baxter discontinued their sodium chloride 250 mL presentation in 2008.
  • Fresenius Kabi (formerly APP) has sodium chloride concentrated solution on shortage due to increased demand. Fresenius Kabi discontinued 14.6% sodium chloride 20 mL vials in February 2013.
  • Hospira has 14.6% and 23.4% sodium chloride solutions for injection on shortage due to manufacturing delays. Hospira discontinued sodium chloride 14.6% solution 250 mL vials in February 2011.

Available Products

23.4% Sodium Chloride Solution for Injection
23.4% Sodium Chloride, Fresenius Kabi
30 mL vials (NDC 63323-0187-30)

14.6% Sodium Chloride Solution for Injection
14.6% Sodium Chloride, Fresenius Kabi
40 mL vials (NDC 63323-0139-40)

Estimated Resupply Dates

Sodium Chloride 23.4% Solution for Injection 
  • Fresenius Kabi has 23.4% sodium chloride solution in 100 mL and 200 mL vials on intermittent back order and the company is releasing product as it becomes available. Check wholesalers for availability.
  • Hospira has 23.4% sodium chloride solution in 100 mL and 250 mL bulk glass containers on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date. 

14.6% Sodium Chloride Solution for Injection

  • Hospira has 14.6% sodium chloride solution for injection 20 mL and 40 mL vials on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.

Related Shortages

Updated

November 14, 2014; October 7, 2014; September 8, 2014; August 6, 2014; July 11, 2014; June 11, 2014; May 9, 2014; April 14, 2014; March 26, 2014; March 10, 2014; March 3, 2014; January 17, 2014; January 14, 2014; January 3, 2014; December 10, 2013; November 13, 2013; November 4, 2013; October 15, 2013; October 2, 2013; September 25, 2013; August 30, 2013; August 27, 2013; July 11, 2013; July 3, 2013; June 11, 2013; May 30, 2013; May 10, 2013; March 29, 2013; February 22, 2013; January 8, 2013; December 10, 2012; December 4, 2012; November 15, 2012; October 24, 2012; October 17, 2012; October 15, 2012; September 27, 2012; August 8, 2012; June 28, 2012; May 15, 2012; May 2, 2012; April 4, 2012; March 20, 2012; March 7, 2012; February 23, 2012; February 1, 2012; January 18, 2012; January 12, 2012, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2014, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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