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Atropine Sulfate Injection

[29 January 2016]

Products Affected - Description

Atropine Sulfate injection, American Regent
0.4 mg/mL, 1 mL single dose vial, 25 count (NDC 00517-0401-25)
 
Atropine Sulfate injection, Hospira
0.05 mg/mL, 5 mL Ansyr syringe, 10 count (NDC 00409-9630-05)
0.1 mg/mL, 5 mL LifeShield syringe, 10 count (NDC 00409-4910-34)
0.1 mg/mL, 10 mL Ansyr syringe, 10 count (NDC 00409-1630-10)
0.1 mg/mL, 10 mL Lifeshield 21 gauge syringe, 10 count (NDC 00409-4911-34)

Reason for the Shortage

  • Amphastar had atropine on shortage due to increased demand.
  • Hospira states the shortage is due to manufacturing delays.

Available Products

Atropine Sulfate injection, American Regent
1 mg/mL, 1 mL single dose vial, 25 count (NDC 00517-1010-25)
 
Atropine Sulfate injection, Amphastar
0.1 mg/mL, 10 mL Luer-Jet syringe, 10 count (NDC 76329-3339-01)
 
Atropine Sulfate injection, West-Ward
0.4 mg/mL, 20 mL multi-dose vial, 10 count (NDC 00641-6006-10)

Estimated Resupply Dates

  • American Regent has atropine 0.4 mg/mL 1 mL ampules available in limited supply.
  • Hospira has atropine 0.05 mg/mL 5 mL Ansyr syringes on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date. Atropine 0.1 mg/mL 10 mL LifeShield 21 gauge syringes and 0.1 mg/mL 5 mL LifeShield syringes are on back order and the company estimates a release date of April 2016 for the 10 mL syringes and May 2016 for the 5 mL syringes. Atropine 0.1 mg/mL 10 mL Ansyr syringes are available in limited supply.

Updated

January 29, 2016; December 23 and 10, November 18, October 15, September 17, August 11 and 4, July 10, June 8, May 5, February 16, January 9, 2015; December 2, November 19, October 21 and 15, September 3, August 28, July 21, June 16, April 22, February 11, 2014; December 9, November 20 and 5, October 7, September 16, August 30, July 11, June 19 and 4, May 14, April 22 and 10, March 14, January 22 and 2, 2013; November 8, September 14, June 29, 21 and 1, May 2, April 10, March 29 and 23, January 27, 2012; December 20 and 16, November 29 and 9, October 20, September 14, August 19 and 2, 2011, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2016, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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