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Cefuroxime Sodium Injection

[26 September 2014]

Products Affected - Description

Zinacef Powder for Injection, Covis
750 mg vial, package of 10 (NDC 24987-0352-10)
1.5 gram vial, package of 10 (NDC 24987-0354-10)
 
Cefuroxime Powder for Injection, Sagent
750 mg vial, package of 25 (NDC 25021-0118-10)
1.5 gram vial, package of 25 (NDC 25021-0119-20)
7.5 gram bulk vial, package of 10 (NDC 25021-0120-59)  
 
Cefuroxime Powder for Injection, West-Ward
7.5 gram bulk vial, package of 10 (NDC 00143-9976-03)

Reason for the Shortage

  • Sagent states manufacture of cefuroxime 1.5 gram was suspended in March, 2013. No further production is planned.
  • Hospira discontinued cefuroxime 1.5 gram and 7.5 gram vials in January, 2013.
  • Covis launched the new NDC numbers in August 2013.
  • BBraun discontinued their cefuroxime solution in December 2013.
  • Fresenius Kabi discontinued manufacturing cefuroxime in 2013. 

Available Products

Zinacef Powder for Injection, Covis
750 mg ADD-Vantage vial, package of 25 (NDC 24987-0436-00)
1.5 gram ADD-Vantage vial (NDC 24987-0437-00)
7.5 gram bulk vial, package of 6 (NDC 24987-0400-00)


Zinacef Solution, Covis
1.5 gram/50 mL premix, package of 24 (NDC 24987-0425-00)
 
Cefuroxime Powder for Injection, West-Ward
750 mg vial, package of 25 (NDC 00143-9979-22)
1.5 gram vial, package of 25 (NDC 00143-9977-22)

Estimated Resupply Dates

  • Covis has Zinacef powder for injection 750 mg vials on back order with an estimated release date of December 2014. The 1.5 gram vials are also on back order with an estimated release date of November 2014.
  • Sagent has cefuroxime powder for injection 750 mg, 1.5 gram, and 7.5 gram vials on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.
  • West-Ward has cefuroxime powder for injection 7.5 gram bulk vials on back order with an estimated release date of early-October 2014.

Related Shortages

Updated

September 26, 2014; September 5, 2014; August 13, 2014; August 4, 2014; July 9, 2014; June 25, 2014; April 11, 2014; March 14, 2014; January 15, 2014; December 10, 2013; October 10, 2013; August 27, 2013; August 1, 2013; July 16, 2013; June 6, 2013; May 6, 2013; April 12, 2013; March 22, 2013; March 8, 2013; February 6, 2013; January 29, 2013; January 25, 2013, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2014, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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