Products Affected - Description
Levocarnitine injection, American Regent
200 mg/mL, 5 mL vials (NDC 00517-1045-25)
Levocarnitine injection, West-Ward (formerly Bedford product)
200 mg/mL, 5 mL vials (NDC 55390-0136-05)
Levocarnitine injection, Teva
200 mg/mL, 5 mL vials (NDC 00703-0404-02)
200 mg/mL, 12.5 mL vials (NDC 00703-0405-02)
Reason for the Shortage
- American Regent has levocarnitine injection on back order due to manufacturing delays.
- Teva could not provide a reason for the shortage.
- West-Ward Pharmaceuticals’ parent company, Hikma Pharmaceuticals, acquired several products from Bedford Laboratories in July 2014 including levocarnitine injection. West-Ward is not actively marketing levocarnitine injection.
Carnitor injection, Sigma Tau
200 mg/mL, 5 mL vials (NDC 54482-0147-01)
Estimated Resupply Dates
- American Regent has levocarnitine injection on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.
- Teva has levocarnitine injection on back order and the company estimates a release date of 2nd quarter 2015.
- West-Ward is not actively marketing levocarnitine injection.
August 28, 2014; May 28, 2014; February 26, 2014; January 15, 2014; October 14, 2013; August 5, 2013; May 22, 2013; April 19, 2013; February 13, 2013; December 12, 2012; October 12, 2012, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2014, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.
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