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Caffeine Citrate Injection and Oral Solution

[16 April 2015]

Products Affected - Description

Caffeine citrate injection
Caffeine citrate injection, American Regent
20 mg/mL, 3 mL vial, 10 count (NDC 00517-0020-10)

Caffeine citrate injection, Fresenius Kabi
20 mg/mL, 3 mL vial, single count (NDC 63323-0407-03)
 
Caffeine citrate injection, Sagent
20 mg/mL, 3 mL vial, single count (NDC 25021-0601-03)

Cafcit injection, West-Ward
20 mg/mL, 3 mL vial, single count (NDC 55390-0357-03)


Caffeine citrate oral solution
Caffeine citrate oral solution, Fresenius Kabi
20 mg/mL oral solution, 3 mL vial, 5 count (NDC 63323-0406-03)
 
Caffeine citrate oral solution, Sagent
20 mg/mL, 3 mL vial, 10 count (NDC 25021-0602-03)

Reason for the Shortage

  • American Regent has caffeine citrate on shortage due to manufacturing delays. 
  • Caraco cannot provide a reason for the shortage.
  • Paddock discontinued caffeine citrate injection and oral solution in May 2014.
  • Sagent states the reason for the shortage is manufacturing delays.
  • West-Ward Pharmaceuticals’ parent company, Hikma Pharmaceuticals, acquired Cafcit from Bedford in July 2014. West-Ward is actively marketing Cafcit injection.

Available Products

Caffeine citrate injection
Caffeine citrate injection, Caraco
20 mg/mL, 3 mL vial, single count (NDC 47335-0289-40)
 
Caffeine citrate oral solution
Caffeine citrate oral solution, Caraco
20 mg/mL oral solution, 3 mL vial, 10 count (NDC 47335-0290-44)

Estimated Resupply Dates

Caffeine citrate injection
  • American Regent has caffeine citrate 20 mg/mL 3 mL vials for injection on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.
  • Fresenius Kabi has caffeine citrate 20 mg/mL 3 mL vials for injection on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.
  • Sagent has caffeine citrate 20 mg/mL 3 mL vials on allocation.
  • West-Ward has Cafcit 20 mg/mL 3 mL vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of May or June 2015.

Caffeine citrate oral solution

  • Fresenius Kabi has caffeine citrate oral solution on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.
  • Sagent has caffeine citrate oral solution on allocation.

Related Shortages

Updated

April 6 and 16, March 13, 19, and 20, February 23, January 9, 16, and 23, 2015; December 18, November 19, October 9, September 4 and 12, August 1 and 19, July 22, June 30, May 5, 14, and 15, April 21, 2014; April 3, February 3 and 27, 2014; December 13, November 4, September 12, August 22 and 28, July 18, June 27, May 15 and 20, March 7, 2013; December 19, October 18, September 24, July 12, May 25, April 17, March 9 and 20, February 7, January 3, 2012; December 21, November 11, 21, and 30, 2011, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2015, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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