Doxapram Injection

[14 November 2014]

Products Affected - Description

Doxapram injection, Ben Venue (formerly Bedford product)
20 mg/mL, 20 mL vial (NDC 55390-0035-01)

Reason for the Shortage

  • Ben Venue closed its plant in Bedford, Ohio in July 2014.
  • West-Ward had Dopram on shortage due to manufacturing delays.

Available Products

Dopram injection, West-Ward
20 mg/mL, 20 mL vial (NDC 00641-6018-06)

Estimated Resupply Dates

Ben Venue has doxapram 20 mg/mL 20 mL vials on long-term back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.

Related Shortages


November 14, 2014; August 15, 2014; May 23, 2014; March 3, 2014; February 3, 2014; January 7, 2014; December 10, 2013; October 21, 2013; October 15, 2013; August 5, 2013; August 1, 2013; June 20, 2013; April 29, 2013; February 22, 2013; January 16, 2013; December 10, 2012; November 9, 2012; September 19, 2012; July 18, 2012; April 18, 2012; February 22, 2012; January 24, 2012; December 28, 2011, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2014, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.


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