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Calcitriol Injection

[18 September 2014]

Products Affected - Description

Calcitriol 1 mcg/mL Injection, American Regent
1 mL ampule, 25 count (NDC 00517-0132-25)

Reason for the Shortage

  • Akorn had calcitriol injection on shortage due to increased demand for the product.
  • American Regent has calcitriol on back order due to manufacturing delays.
  • Abbott discontinued Calcijex in April 2012.
  • West-Ward discontinued their calcitriol injection in May, 2011.
  • Calcitriol capsule and oral solution presentations are available from multiple manufacturers.
  • Fresenius Kabi (formerly APP) discontinued calcitriol injection in January 2014.

Available Products

Calcitriol 1 mcg/mL Injection, Akorn
1 mL ampule, 5 count (NDC 17478-0931-01)

Estimated Resupply Dates

American Regent has calcitriol 1 mcg/mL 1 mL ampules on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.

Updated

September 18, 2014; August 6, 2014; July 1, 2014; June 6, 2014; May 21, 2014; May 9, 2014; April 24, 2014; April 7, 2014; March 3, 2014; February 10, 2014, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2014, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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