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Meropenem Injection

[06 April 2016]

Products Affected - Description

All presentations are currently available

Reason for the Shortage

  • BBraun had meropenem on shortage due to increased demand.
  • Fresenius Kabi states the reason for the shortage was increased demand.
  • Hospira has meropenem available.
  • Sandoz discontinued meropenem injection in January 2015.
  • AstraZeneca had Merrem on shortage due to increase demand.

Available Products

Merrem injection, AstraZeneca
1 gram, vial, 10 count (NDC 00310-0321-30)
500 mg, vial, 10 count (NDC 00310-0325-20)
 
Meropenem injection, BBraun
1 gm/50 mL, premixed bag, 24 count (NDC 00264-3185-11)
500 mg/50 mL, premixed bag, 24 count (NDC 00264-3183-11)
 
Meropenem injection, Fresenius Kabi
1 gram, vial, 10 count (NDC 63323-0508-30)
500 mg, vial, 10 count (NDC 63323-0507-20)
 
Meropenem injection, Hospira
1 gram, vial, 25 count (NDC 00409-3506-01)
500 mg, vial, 25 count (NDC 00409-3505-01)

Estimated Resupply Dates

All marketed presentations are available.

Related Shortages

Updated

April 6, March 3, February 22, 10 and 3, January 13 and 6, 2016; December 1, November 18 and 11, October 13, September 30 and 1, August 6, 2015, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2016, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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