Azithromycin Injection

[04 August 2014]

Products Affected - Description

Azithromycin injection, Fresenius Kabi (formerly APP)
500 mg vial, package of 10 (NDC 63323-0398-10)
Azithromycin injection, Hospira
500 mg ADD-vantage vial, package of 10 (NDC 00409-0144-11)
Azithromycin injection, Sagent
500 mg vial, package of 10 (NDC 25021-0112-10)

Reason for the Shortage

  • Fresenius Kabi could not provide a reason for the shortage.
  • Hospira has azithromycin injection on shortage due to increased demand.
  • Sagent has azithromycin injection on shortage due to increased demand.
  • Pfizer discontinued Zithromax 500 mg vial with Vial-Mate Adaptor in January 2013.

Available Products

Azithromycin injection, Apotex
500 mg vial, package of 10 (NDC 60505-6076-04)

Zithromax injection, Pfizer
500 mg vial, package of 10 (NDC 00069-3150-83)

Estimated Resupply Dates

  • Fresenius Kabi (formerly APP) has azithromycin injection on intermittent back order and is releasing product as it becomes available. Check with wholesalers for availability.
  • Hospira has azithromycin injection on back order and the company estimates a release date in August 2014.
  • Sagent has azithromycin injection on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.

Related Shortages


August 4, 2014; July 18, 2014; July 9, 2014; June 23, 2014; June 11, 2014; May 21, 2014; May 12, 2014; May 7, 2014; April 24, 2014; April 14, 2014; April 8, 2014; March 24, 2014; March 6, 2014; February 13, 2014; January 15, 2014; January 2, 2014; December 27, 2013; December 19, 2013; October 24, 2013; September 23, 2013; August 13, 2013; July 29, 2013; July 2, 2013; June 24, 2013; June 4, 2013; May 24, 2013; May 3, 2013; April 17, 2013; April 3, 2013; March 29, 2013; March 11, 2013; February 6, 2013; January 29, 2013; January 9, 2013; January 2, 2013; University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2014, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.


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