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Phytonadione (Vitamin K) Injection

[15 August 2014]

Products Affected - Description

Vitamin K injection, contains polysorbate 80 and propylene glycol, Amphastar
1 mg/0.5 mL, SAF-T-JET prefilled syringe, 10 count (NDC 76329-1240-01)

 
Vitamin K injection, contains benzyl alcohol, Hospira
1 mg/0.5 mL ampule (NDC 00409-9157-01)

Reason for the Shortage

  • Amphastar has vitamin K injection on shortage due to increased demand for the product.
  • Hospira has vitamin K injection on shortage due to increased demand for the product.
  • Oral vitamin K is not affected by this shortage.

Available Products

Vitamin K injection, contains benzyl alcohol, Hospira
10 mg/mL, 1 mL ampule (NDC 00409-9158-01)

Estimated Resupply Dates

  • Amphastar has vitamin K injection 1 mg/0.5 mL prefilled syringes on intermittent back order with regular releases.
  • Hospira has vitamin K injection 1 mg/0.5 mL ampules available in limited supply.

Updated

August 15, 2014; July 25, 2014; July 1, 2014; June 16, 2014, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2014, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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