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Calcium Chloride Injection

[15 July 2015]

Products Affected - Description

Calcium chloride intravenous injection, American Regent
100 mg/mL, 10 mL vial, 25 count (NDC 00517-2710-25) 
 
Calcium chloride intravenous injection, Amphastar
100 mg/mL, 10 mL Luer-Jet syringes, 10 count (NDC 76329-3304-01)
 
Calcium chloride intravenous injection, Hospira
100 mg/mL, 10 mL Ansyr syringe, 10 count (NDC 00409-1631-10)
100 mg/mL, 10 mL LifeShield syringe, 10 count (NDC 00409-4928-34)
 
Calcium chloride intravenous injection, Mylan Institutional
100 mg/mL, 10 mL prefilled Luer-lock syringe, 1 count (NDC 53150-0697-01) - discontinued

Reason for the Shortage

  • American Regent has calcium chloride on shortage due to manufacturing delays.
  • Amphastar had calcium chloride on shortage due to increased demand.
  • Hospira has calcium chloride on shortage due to increased demand.
  • Mylan Institutional has withdrawn calcium chloride syringes from the market. The company recalled the syringes in April 2015 due to incompatibility of the syringes and some needless adaptors.

Available Products

Insufficient supplies for usual ordering.

Estimated Resupply Dates

  • American Regent has calcium chloride 100 mg/mL 10 mL vials on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.
  • Amphastar has calcium chloride 100 mg/mL 10 mL syringes on intermittent back order and the company is regularly releasing product.
  • Hospira has calcium chloride 100 mg/mL 10 mL LifeShield syringes on intermittent back order and the company is consistently releasing product. Check with your wholesaler for availability. Hospira has calcium chloride 100 mg/mL 10 mL Ansyr syringes on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.

Related Shortages

Updated

July 15, June 17 and 9, May 11, April 16, February 4, 9, and 27, January 16, 2015; December 18, November 4 and 21, October 23, September 3 and 11, August 7, May 8, February 26, January 13, 2014; November 15, September 18, 23, and 27, August 8 and 26, July 16, June 10, May 3 and 24, May 3, April 9 and 23, March 25, February 8 and 26, January 14 and 23, 2013; December 12 and 31, November 6, September 25 and 27, August 1 and 16, July 3 and 25, June 27, May 10 and 22, April 19, March 5, February 22, January 27, 2012; December 13, November 29, October 4, 26, and 31, September 13 and 28, August 2, July 5 and 22, June 1, May 2, April 29, 2011, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2015, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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