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Cefpodoxime

[29 June 2015]

Products Affected - Description

Cefpodoxime, Aurobindo
50 mg/5 mL, 50 mL suspension (NDC 65862-0140-50)
50 mg/5 mL, 100 mL suspension (NDC 65862-0140-01)
100 mg/5 mL, 50 mL suspension (NDC 65862-0141-50 )
100 mg/mL, 100 mL suspension (NDC 65862-0141-01)
100 mg tablet, 20 count (NDC 65862-0095-20)
200 mg tablet, 20 count (NDC 65862-0096-20)
 
Cefpodoxime, Sandoz
50 mg/5 mL, 50 mL suspension (NDC 00781-6168-52)
50 mg/5 mL, 100 mL suspension (NDC 00781-6168-46)

Reason for the Shortage

  • Ranbaxy has an import ban on all solid medications including cefpodoxime.
  • Aurobindo could not provide a reason for the shortage.   
  • Pfizer has discontinued Vantin.  
  • Sandoz could not provide a reason for the shortage.

Available Products

Cefpodoxime, Sandoz
100 mg tablet, 20 count (NDC 00781-5438-20)
200 mg tablet, 20 count (NDC 00781-5439-20)
200 mg tablet, 100 count (NDC 00781-5439-01)
100 mg/5 mL, 100 mL suspension (NDC 00781-6169-46)
100 mg/5 mL, 50 mL suspension (NDC 00781-6169-52)

Estimated Resupply Dates

  • Aurobindo has cefpodoxime 50 mg/5 mL 50 mL and 100 mL and 100 mg/5 mL 50 mL and 100 mL oral suspension on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.
  • Sandoz has cefpodoxime 50 mg/5 mL oral suspension in 50 mL and 100 mL bottles on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.

Related Shortages

Updated

June 9 and 29, March 23, January 28, 2015; December 10, October 20, September 10, August 7 and 27, July 15, June 3, April 24, March 3 and 20, February 10, 2014; December 4, November 5 and 21, October 2, September 16, August 23, July 25, June 25, May 6 and 28, April 2 and 23, March 1, January 28, 2013; November 9, September 27, July 6, May 15, March 22, 2012; December 8, October 5, August 24, July 29, June 24, May 20, 2011, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2015, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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