Esmolol Injection

[08 May 2014]

Products Affected - Description

Esmolol injection, 10 mg/mL, Bedford
10 mL single-dose vial, package of 10 (NDC 55390-0062-10)

Reason for the Shortage

Ben Venue has stopped production in its plant in Bedford, Ohio and will close in 2014. Ben Venue supplies multiple sterile injectable products for Bedford Laboratories. Supplies of product that has already been manufactured will continue to be released until inventory is depleted. Bedford Laboratories has a small number of products manufactured elsewhere that are not affected by this closure.

Available Products

Brevibloc premix, Baxter
10 mL single-dose vial, package of 100 (NDC 10019-0115-01)
10 mg/mL, 250 mL, package of 10 (NDC 10019-0055-61)
20 mg/mL, 100 mL, package of 10 (NDC 10019-0075-87)  
Esmolol injection, 10 mg/mL, Baxter
10 mL single-dose vial, package of 25 (NDC 10019-0120-01)
Esmolol injection, 10 mg/mL, Fresenius Kabi (Formerly APP)
10 mL single-dose vial, package of 25 (NDC 63323-0652-10)
Esmolol injection, 10 mg/mL, Mylan Institutional
10 mL single-dose vial, package of 10 (NDC 67457-0182-10)

Estimated Resupply Dates

Bedford has esmolol injection on long-term back order and the company cannot estimate a release date. Ben Venue manufactured esmolol for Bedford.

Related Shortages


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