Atropine Sulfate Injection

[10 July 2015]

Products Affected - Description

Atropine Sulfate injection, Amphastar
0.1 mg/mL, 10 mL Luer-Jet syringe, 10 count (NDC 76329-3339-01)
Atropine Sulfate injection, Hospira
0.05 mg/mL, 5 mL Ansyr syringe, 10 count (NDC 00409-9630-05)
0.1 mg/mL, 10 mL Ansyr syringe, 10 count (NDC 00409-1630-10)
0.1 mg/mL, 5 mL Lifeshield syringe, 10 count (NDC 00409-4910-34)
0.1 mg/mL, 10 mL Lifeshield 21 gauge syringe, 10 count (NDC 00409-4911-34)

Reason for the Shortage

  • American Regent states the shortage was due to manufacturing delays.
  • Hospira states the shortage is due to manufacturing delays.
  • Amphastar has atropine on shortage due to increased demand.

Available Products

Atropine Sulfate injection, American Regent
0.4 mg/mL, 1 mL single-dose vial, 25 count (NDC 00517-0401-25)
1 mg/mL, 1 mL single-dose vial, 25 count (NDC 00517-1010-25) 
Atropine Sulfate injection, West-Ward
0.4 mg/mL, 20 mL multi-dose vial, 10 count (NDC 00641-6006-10)

Estimated Resupply Dates

  • Hospira has atropine 0.05 mg/mL 5 mL Ansyr syringes and 0.1 mg/mL 10 mL Ansyr syringes on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date. The 0.1 mg/mL 10 mL Lifeshield 21 gauge syringes are on back order and the company estimates a release date of early-August 2015. The 0.1 mg/mL 5 mL Lifeshield syringes are on back order and the company estimates a release date of mid-August 2015.
  • Amphastar has atropine 0.1 mg/mL 10 mL Luer-Jet syringes on intermittent back order and the company is releasing product regularly.


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