Products Affected - Description
Calcitriol 1 mcg/mL Injection, Akorn
1 mL ampule, 5 count (NDC 17478-0931-01)
Calcitriol 1 mcg/mL Injection, American Regent
1 mL ampule, 25 count (NDC 00517-0132-25)
Reason for the Shortage
- Akorn has 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.
No presentations are available.
Estimated Resupply Dates
- Akorn has calcitriol 1 mcg/mL 1 mL ampules available in limited supply at wholesalers.
- American Regent has calcitriol 1 mcg/mL 1 mL ampules on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.
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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