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Oxytocin Injection

[16 March 2015]

Products Affected - Description

Oxytocin 10 unit/mL, Fresenius Kabi, USA
1 mL vial, 25 count (NDC 63323-0012-01)
10 mL vial, 25 count (NDC 63323-0012-10)
30 mL vial, 10 count (NDC 63323-0012-30) 
 
Oxytocin 10 unit/mL, West-Ward
1 mL vial, 25 count (NDC 00641-6114-25)
10 mL vial, 25 count (NDC 00641-6115-25)

Pitocin 10 unit/mL, Par Sterile Products (formerly JHP)
1 mL vial, 25 count (NDC 42023-0116-25)

Reason for the Shortage

  • Fresenius Kabi, USA (formerly APP) states the shortage is due to increased demand.
  • Par Sterile Products (formerly JHP) discontinued generic oxytocin injection in July 2014.
  • West-Ward cannot provide a reason for the shortage. 

Available Products

Pitocin 10 unit/mL, Par Sterile Products (formerly JHP)
10 mL vial, 1 count (NDC 42023-0116-01)
10 mL vial, 25 count (NDC 42023-0116-02)
50 mL bulk vial, 1 count (NDC 42023-0130-06)

Estimated Resupply Dates

  • Fresenius has oxytocin 10 units/mL 10 mL vials on intermittent back order and the company is releasing product as it becomes available. Oxytocin 1 mL vials are on allocation. Oxytocin 30 mL vials are available with short expiration dating (< 7 months).
  • West-Ward has oxytocin 10 units/mL 1 mL and 10 mL vials on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.
  • Par Sterile Products has Pitocin 1 mL vials on back order and the company estimates a release date in mid-March 2015.

Related Shortages

Updated

March 16, February 11 and 25, January 7 and 16, 2015; December 1 and 18, October 20, September 9 and 18, August 6, July 18, June 12, May 5 and 27, April 3, March 6 and 27, February 6, January 24, 2014; December 4 and 18, November 14 and 27, October 15 and 30, August 13, July 2 and 23, June 19, April 26, March 15 and 29, February 27, January 16 and 30, 2013; December 14, November 16, September 24, August 10 and 23, June 15, May 7 and 17, April 10 and 27, March 9 and 23, February 10 and 23, 2012; December 22, 2011, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2015, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. 

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