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Milrinone Injection

[10 September 2014]

Products Affected - Description

Milrinone injection, Ben Venue (formerly Bedford products)
1 mg/mL, 10 mL vial (NDC 55390-0019-10)
1 mg/mL, 20 mL vial (NDC 55390-0020-10)
1 mg/mL, 50 mL vial (NDC 55390-0021-10)
0.2 mg/mL, 100 mL premixed bags (NDC 55390-0078-01)
0.2 mg/mL, 200 mL premixed bags (NDC 55390-0079-01)
 
Milrinone injection, Fresenius Kabi
1 mg/mL, 10 mL vial (NDC 63323-0617-10)
1 mg/mL, 20 mL vial (NDC 63323-0617-20)
1 mg/mL, 50 mL vial (NDC 63323-0617-50)
 
Milrinone injection, West-Ward
1 mg/mL, 50 mL vial (NDC 00143-9708-01)

Reason for the Shortage

  • Fresenius Kabi states the reason for the shortage is increased demand for the product.
  • West-Ward acquired Baxter’s milrinone injection vials in May 2011.
  • West-Ward states the shortage is due to manufacturing delays.
  • Baxter had milrinone premixed bags on shortage due to increased demand.
  • Ben Venue stopped production in its plant in Bedford, Ohio and closed in July 2014.
  • Apotex, Bioniche, and Teva discontinued milrinone 1 mg/mL vials.
  • Sanofi-Aventis discontinued Primacor injection.

Available Products

Milrinone injection, Baxter
0.2 mg/mL, 100 mL premixed bags (NDC 00338-6010-48)
0.2 mg/mL, 200 mL premixed bags (NDC 00338-6011-37)
 
Milrinone injection, Hospira
0.2 mg/mL, 100 mL premixed bags (NDC 00409-2776-23)
0.2 mg/mL, 200 mL premixed bags (NDC 00409-2776-02)
 
Milrinone injection, West-Ward
0.2 mg/mL, 100 mL premixed bags (NDC 00143-9719-10)
0.2 mg/mL, 200 mL premixed bags (NDC 00143-9718-10)
1 mg/mL, 10 mL vial (NDC 00143-9710-10)
1 mg/mL, 20 mL vial (NDC 00143-9709-10)

Estimated Resupply Dates

  • Fresenius Kabi has milrinone 1 mg/mL 10 mL vials on intermittent back order and the company is releasing supplies as they become available. Milrinone 20 mL and 50 mL vials are on back order and the company estimates a release date of late-September 2014 for the 20 mL vials and mid-September 2014 for the 50 mL vials.
  • West-Ward has milrinone 1 mg/mL 50 mL vials on back order and the company estimates a release date in October 2015.

Related Shortages

Updated

September 10, 2014; August 14, 2014; August 1, 2014; July 17, 2014; July 14, 2014; July 2, 2014; May 30, 2014; May 19, 2014; April 30, 2014; April 16, 2014; April 1, 2014; March 11, 2014; March 7, 2014; February 14, 2014; February 3, 2014; January 21, 2014; December 12, 2013; November 26, 2013; November 15, 2013; October 24, 2013; September 12, 2013; August 26, 2013; August 14, 2013; July 9, 2013; July 3, 2013; June 20, 2013; May 8, 2013; April 19, 2013; February 7, 2013; December 12, 2012; November 15, 2012; November 7, 2012; October 2, 2012; September 14, 2012; July 26, 2012; July 9, 2012; June 21, 2012; June 4, 2012; May 25, 2012; April 27, 2012; March 22, 2012; March 2, 2012; February 17, 2012; January 13, 2012; January 11, 2012; March 7, 2011, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2014, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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