Cefotaxime Injection

[05 December 2014]

Products Affected - Description

Claforan injection, Hospira
500 mg vial (NDC 00039-0017-10) - discontinued
2 gram vial (NDC 00039-0019-10) - discontinued

Reason for the Shortage

  • Fresenius Kabi discontinued all cefotaxime presentations in April 2011.
  • Hospira has discontinued Claforan and will not be manufacturing further product once supply is depleted.

Available Products

Cefotaxime injection, West-Ward
500 mg vial (NDC 00143-9930-10)
1 gram vial (NDC 00143-9931-25)
2 gram vial (NDC 00143-9933-25)
10 gram vial (NDC 00143-9935-91)
Claforan injection, Hospira
1 gram vial (NDC 00039-0018-10)
1 gram Add-Vantage vial (NDC 00039-0023-25)
2 gram Add-Vantage vial (NDC 00039-0024-25)
10 gram vial (NDC 00039-0020-01)
Claforan injection, Baxter
1 gram frozen premixed bag (NDC 00039-0038-05)
2 gram frozen premixed bags (NDC 00039-0039-05)

Estimated Resupply Dates

Hospira has discontinued Claforan 500 mg and 2 gram vials. The company will be discontinuing all other Claforan presentations as supply gets depleted.

Related Shortages


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