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Butorphanol Injection

[13 October 2014]

Products Affected - Description

Butorphanol injection, Ben Venue (formerly Bedford products) 
1 mg/mL 1 mL vial (NDC 55390-0183-01)
2 mg/mL 1 mL vial (NDC 55390-0184-01)
2 mg/mL 2 mL vial (NDC 55390-0184-02)
2 mg/mL 10 mL vial (NDC 55390-0185-10)
 
Butorphanol injection, Hospira
1 mg/mL 1 mL vial (NDC 00409-1623-01)
2 mg/mL 1 mL vial (NDC 00409-1626-01)
2 mg/mL 2 mL vial (NDC 00409-1626-02)

Reason for the Shortage

  • Apotex discontinued butorphanol injection in 2008.
  • Ben Venue closed its plant in Bedford, Ohio in July 2014.
  • Hospira states the shortage was due to manufacturing delays.
  • West-Ward discontinued butorphanol injection in early 2012.
  • Sandoz discontinued Stadol injection in 2010.

Available Products

There are insufficient supplies for usual ordering.

Estimated Resupply Dates

Hospira has all 3 butorphanol presentations available in limited supply.

Related Shortages

Updated

October 13, 2014; September 3, 2014; August 15, 2014; May 20, 2014; March 3, 2014; January 13, 2014; November 15, 2013; October 28, 2013; September 4, 2013; August 1, 2013; July 2, 2013; May 30, 2013; April 11, 2013; February 7, 2013; December 24, 2012; December 12, 2012; November 27, 2012; November 13, 2012; October 24, 2012; October 12, 2012; September 27, 2012; August 22, 2012; July 31, 2012; July 3, 2012; May 10, 2012; April 23, 2012; April 3, 2012; March 20, 2012; March 6, 2012; February 22, 2012; January 31, 2012; January 18, 2012; December 21, 2011; December 6, 2011; November 21, 2011; November 7, 2011; October 26, 2011; October 4, 2011; September 23, 2011; September 22, 2011; September 7, 2011; August 26, 2011; August 25, 2011; August 2, 2011; July 22, 2011; July 1, 2011; June 15, 2011; May 20, 2011; April 15, 2011, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2014, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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