Gentamicin injection

[03 May 2016]

Products Affected - Description

Gentamicin injection, Baxter
80 mg/100 mL, premixed bag, 24 count (NDC 00338-0503-48)
100 mg/50 mL, premixed bag, 24 count (NDC 00338-0511-41)

Reason for the Shortage

Hospira has discontinued all premixed bags except for the 60 mg/50 mL size. This presentation is on long-term back order due to manufacturing delays.

Available Products

Gentamicin injection, Baxter
60 mg/50 mL, premixed bag, 24 count (NDC 00338-0507-41)
80 mg/50 mL, premixed bag, 24 count (NDC 00338-0509-41)
100 mg/100 mL, premixed bag, 24 count (NDC 00338-0505-48)
120 mg/100 mL, premixed bag, 24 count (NDC 00338-0507-48)
Gentamicin injection, Fresenius Kabi
mg/mL, 2 mL vial, 25 count (NDC 63323-0173-02)
40 mg/mL, 2 mL vial, 25 count (NDC 63323-0010-02)
40 mg/mL, 20 mL vial, 25 count (NDC 63323-0010-20)
Gentamicin injection, Hospira
40 mg/mL, 2 mL vial, 25 count (NDC 00409-1207-03)

Estimated Resupply Dates

Baxter has gentamicin 80 mg/100 mL premixed bags on back order and the company estimates a release date of mid-May 2016. The 100 mg/50 mL premixed bags are available in limited supply.

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May 3, 2016, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2016, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.


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