Cefotaxime Injection

[23 January 2015]

Products Affected - Description

Claforan injection, Hospira
500 mg vial (NDC 00039-0017-10) - discontinued
2 gram vial (NDC 00039-0019-10) - discontinued
1 gram vial (NDC 00039-0018-10) - pending discontinuation
1 gram Add-Vantage vial (NDC 00039-0023-25) - pending discontinuation
2 gram Add-Vantage vial (NDC 00039-0024-25) - discontinued
10 gram vial (NDC 00039-0020-01) - pending discontinuation

Reason for the Shortage

  • Fresenius Kabi discontinued all cefotaxime presentations in April 2011.
  • Hospira has discontinued Claforan. Sanofi-Aventis manufactured Claforan for Hospira and is no longer making the product.

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, Baxter
1 gram frozen premixed bag (NDC 00039-0038-05)
2 gram frozen premixed bags (NDC 00039-0039-05)

Estimated Resupply Dates

  • Hospira has depleted supply of Claforan 500 mg and 2 gram vials and 2 gram ADD-Vantage vials. The company will be discontinuing all other Claforan presentations as supply gets depleted.
  • Hospira has remaining Claforan on emergency supply for infant and neonatal populations only. Hospira will need the following to provide product: Hospira customer number, customer name, name of account, city and state, PO number, quantity, special instructions, and contact phone number.

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