Calcium Chloride Injection

[19 July 2016]

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, Hospira
100 mg/mL, 10 mL Ansyr syringe, 10 count (NDC 00409-1631-10)

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 manufacturing delay.
  • Mylan Institutional has withdrawn calcium chloride syringes from the market.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

Calcium chloride intravenous injection, Amphastar
100 mg/mL, 10 mL Luer-Jet syringe, 10 count (NDC 76329-3304-01)

Calcium chloride intravenous injection, Hospira
100 mg/mL, 10 mL LifeShield syringe, 10 count (NDC 00409-4928-34)

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.
  • Hospira has calcium chloride 100 mg/mL 10 mL Ansyr syringes on back order and the company estimates a release date of early-August 2016.

Related Shortages


July 19, May 16, April 8, March 2, February 1, 2016; December 23 and 10, November 9, September 17, July 15, June 17, May 11, April 16, February 27, January 16, 2015; December 18, November 21, October 23, September 11 and 3, August 7, May 8, February 26, January 13, 2014; November 15, September 27, August 26, July 16, June 10, May 24, April 23, March 25, February 26 and 8, January 23 and 14, 2013; December 31 and 12, November 6, September 27 and 25, August 16, July 25 and 3, June 27, May 22, April 19, March 5, February 22, January 27, 2012; December 13, November 29, October 31, September 28, August 2, July 22, June 1, May 2, April 29, March 14, February 15, January 28, 2011; December 21, November 16, October 22, September 20, August 11, July 19, 2010, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2016, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.


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