Azithromycin Injection

[10 April 2015]

Products Affected - Description

Azithromycin injection, Fresenius Kabi
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 has azithromycin on shortage due to increased demand.
  • Hospira has azithromycin injection on shortage due to manufacturing delays.
  • Sagent had azithromycin injection on shortage due to manufacturing delays.
  • Pfizer had Zithromax injection on shortage due to increased demand.

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 has azithromycin injection on intermittent back order and the company is shipping product as it becomes available.
  • Hospira has azithromycin injection available in limited supply.
  • Sagent has azithromycin injection on allocation. 

Related Shortages


April 3 and 10, March 5 and 10, February 6 and 19, January 5 and 9, 2015; December 12 and 22, November 4 and 17, October 8, September 3 and 15, August 4, July 9 and 18, June 11 and 23, May 7, 12, and 21, April 8, 14 and 24, March 6, 11 and 24, February 13, January 15, 2014; December 19 and 27, October 24, September 23, August 13, July 2 and 29, June 4 and 24, May 3 and 24, April 3 and 17, March 11 and 29, February 6, January 2, 9, 10, 23, and 29, 2013; University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2015, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.


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