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Ampicillin Sulbactam

[14 July 2016]

Products Affected - Description

Ampicillin Sodium and Sulbactam Sodium powder for solution for injection, AuroMedics
1.5 gram, vial, 10 count (NDC 55150-0116-20)
3 gram, vial, 10 count (NDC 55150-0117-20)
15 gram, bulk vial, 1 count (NDC 55150-0118-99)

Ampicillin Sodium and Sulbactam Sodium powder for solution for injection, Fresenius Kabi
1.5 gram, vial, 10 count (NDC 63323-0368-20)
3 gram, vial, 10 count (NDC 63323-0369-20)
15 gram, bulk vial, 1 count (NDC 63323-0370-62)
 
Ampicillin Sodium and Sulbactam Sodium powder for solution for injection, Hospira
1.5 gram, ADD-Vantage vial, 10 count (NDC 00409-2689-01) - discontinued
1.5 gram, vial, 10 count (NDC 00409-2988-01) - discontinued
3 gram, ADD-Vantage vial, 10 count (NDC 00409-2987-03) - discontinued
3 gram, vial, 10 count (NDC 00409-2998-03) - discontinued
15 gram, bulk vial, 1 count (NDC 00409-2687-15) - discontinued
 
Ampicillin Sodium and Sulbactam Sodium powder for solution for injection, Mylan Institutional
15 gram, bulk vial, 1 count (NDC 67457-0649-10)
 
Ampicillin Sodium and Sulbactam Sodium powder for solution for injection, Sagent
3 gram, vial, 10 count (NDC 25021-0143-30)
 
Ampicillin Sodium and Sulbactam Sodium powder for solution for injection, Sandoz
1.5 gram, vial, 10 count (NDC 00781-3032-95)
3 gram, vial, 10 count (NDC 00781-3033-95)
15 gram, bulk vial, 1 count (NDC 00781-3034-46)
 
Ampicillin Sodium and Sulbactam Sodium powder for solution for injection, WG Critical Care
1.5 gram, vial, 10 count (NDC 44567-0210-10)
15 gram, bulk vial, 1 count (NDC 44567-0212-01)
 
Ampicillin Sodium and Sulbactam Sodium powder for solution for injection, West-Ward
1.5 gram, vial, 10 count (NDC 00641-6116-10)
3 gram, vial, 10 count (NDC 00641-6117-10)
15 gram, bulk vial, 1 count (NDC 00641-6118-01)

Reason for the Shortage

  • Mylan Institutional discontinued ampicillin sulbactam 1.5 gram and 3 gram vials.
  • Pfizer (Hospira) has discontinued their generic ampicillin sulbactam products.
  • Sandoz cannot provide a reason for the shortage.
  • Sagent has ampicillin sulbactam vials on allocation due to increased demand for the product.
  • WG Critical Care states the shortage is due to increased demand.

Available Products

Unasyn powder for solution for injection, Pfizer
1.5 gram, vial, 10 count (NDC 00049-0013-83)
3 gram, vial, 10 count (NDC 00049-0014-83)
15 gram, bulk vial, 1 count (NDC 00049-0024-28)
 
Ampicillin Sodium and Sulbactam Sodium powder for solution for injection, Sagent
1.5 gram, vial, 10 count (NDC 25021-0142-20)
15 gram, bulk vial, 1 count (NDC 25021-0144-99)
 
Ampicillin Sodium and Sulbactam Sodium powder for solution for injection, WG Critical Care
3 gram, vial, 10 count (NDC 44567-0211-10)

Estimated Resupply Dates

  • AuroMedics has ampicillin sulbactam 1.5 gram, 3 gram, and 15 gram vials on intermittent back order and the company is releasing product as it becomes available.
  • Fresenius Kabi has ampicillin sulbactam 1.5 gram, 3 gram, and 15 gram vials on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.
  • Mylan Institutional has ampicillin sulbactam 15 gram vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of late-July 2016.
  • Sagent has ampicillin sulbactam 15 gram vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of August 2016.
  • Sandoz has ampicillin sulbactam 1.5 gram, 3 gram, and 15 gram vials temporarily unavailable and the company cannot estimate a release date.
  • West-Ward has ampicillin sulbactam 1.5 gram and 15 gram vials on a weekly allocation. The 3 gram vials are on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.
  • WG Critical Care has ampicillin sulbactam 1.5 gram and 15 gram vials on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.

Related Shortages

Updated

July 14, June 23, June 16 and 13, May 31, 27, 16 and 4, April 25, March 14, February 24, January 14, 2016; December 23 and 11, November 25 and 5, October 13 and 1, September 17, July 20, June 15, May 22, April 30, March 20, February 18, January 20, 2015; December 11, November 17, October 13, September 26, August 7, July 18, June 16, May 21, April 23, March 31, 21, 10 and 5, February 10, January 29 and 2, 2014; December 11, November 21, October 10, September 13, August 30, July 23, May 30, April 24, March 19, February 14, January 9, 2013; December 21, October 12, September 24, August 30, July 26, June 27, May 30, April 27, March 29, January 19, 2012; December 21 and 15, November 9, October 31, September 30, August 31, July 29, June 24, 2011, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2016, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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