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Ceftazidime Injection

[21 March 2016]

Products Affected - Description

Fortaz powder for solution for injection, Teligent (formerly IGI Laboratories)
2 gram, vial, 10 count (NDC 24987-0379-34)
6 gm vials, 6 count (NDC 24987-0382-37)
 
Tazicef powder for solution for injection, Hospira
1 gram, ADD-Vantage vial, 25 count (NDC 00409-5092-16)
2 gram, ADD-Vantage vial, 10 count (NDC 00409-5093-11)
 
Ceftazidime powder for solution for injection, Sandoz
1 gram, vial, 25 count (NDC 00781-3177-96) - discontinued
2 gram, vial, 10 count (NDC 00781-3178-95) - discontinued
6 gram, vial, 6 count (NDC 00781-3179-86)
 
Ceftazidime powder for solution for injection, WG Critical Care
6 gram, vial, 6 count (NDC 44567-0237-06)

Reason for the Shortage

  • IGI Laboratories changed its name to Teligent in late-October 2015.
  • Covis divested Fortaz injection to IGI Laboratories in October 2015.
  • Hospira has Tazicef on shortage due to increased demand.
  • Sagent had ceftazidime injection on shortage due to manufacturing delays.
  • Sandoz discontinued ceftazidime 1 gram and 2 gram vials in 2015.

Available Products

Fortaz injection, Teligent (formerly IGI Laboratories)
1 gram/50 mL, premixed bag, 24 count (NDC 24987-0412-00)
2 gram/50 mL, premixed bag, 24 count (NDC 24987-0413-00)
 
Fortaz powder for solution for injection, Teligent (formerly IGI Laboratories)
1 gram, vial, 10 count (NDC 24987-0378-10)
1 gram, TwistVials 25 count (NDC 24987-0434-00)
2 gram, TwistVials 10 count (NDC 24987-0435-00)
500 mg, vial, 10 count (NDC 24987-0377-10)
 
Tazicef powder for solution for injection, Hospira
1 gram, vial, 25 count (NDC 00409-5082-16)
2 gram, vial, 10 count (NDC 00409-5084-11)
6 gram, vial, 6 count (NDC 00409-5086-11)
 
Ceftazidime injection, BBraun
1 gram/50 mL, premixed bag, 24 count (NDC 00264-3143-11)
2 gram/50 mL, premixed bag, 24 count (NDC 00264-3145-11)
 
Ceftazidime powder for solution for injection, Sagent
1 gram, vial, 25 count (NDC 25021-0127-20)
2 gram, vial, 10 count (NDC 25021-0128-50)
6 gram, vial, 6 count (NDC 25021-0129-99)
 
Ceftazidime powder for solution for injection, WG Critical Care
1 gram, vial, 25 count (NDC 44567-0235-25)
2 gram, vial, 10 count (NDC 44567-0236-10)

Estimated Resupply Dates

  • Hospira has Tazicef 2 gram ADD-Vantage vials available in limited supply. Tazicef 1 gram ADD-vantage vials are on back order and the company estimates a release date of late-March 2016.
  • Sandoz has ceftazidime 6 gram vials on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.
  • Teligent has available Fortaz 2 gram vials on back order and the company estimates a release date in 3rd quarter 2016. The Fortaz 6 gram vials are on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.
  • WG Critical Care has ceftazidime 6 gram vials on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.

Related Shortages

Updated

March 21, February 25, January 28, 14 and 6, 2016; December 3, November 5, October 23, 21, 20 and 1, September 23 and 10, August 12, July 21 and 2, June 11 and 5, May 21 and 5, April 27 and 8, March 3, February 20 and 9, January 23 and 7, 2015; December 22, 17 and 1, November 21 and 4, October 3, September 5, August 15 and 1, July 17 and 3, June 24 and 5, April 24 and 2, March 3, February 24, January 6, 2014; December 20 and 4, November 13, October 14 and 10, August 30, 29 and 1, July 18 and 11, June 13, May 20, April 24 and 17, March 8, February 13, January 28 and 14, 2013; December 24 and 10, November 30 and 16, October 22, September 27, 17 and 6, August 9, July 25 and 5, June 12 and 1, April 24, March 30, February 8, January 10, 2012; December 21, November 29, 2011, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2016, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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