Cefuroxime Sodium Injection

[02 May 2016]

Products Affected - Description

Cefuroxime powder for solution for injection, Sagent
1.5 gram, vial, 25 count (NDC 25021-0119-20)
7.5 gram, bulk vial, 10 count (NDC 25021-0120-59)
750 mg, vial, 25 count (NDC 25021-0118-10)

Reason for the Shortage

  • Sagent suspended the manufacture of cefuroxime injection.
  • BBraun, Fresenius Kabi, and Hospira discontinued manufacturing cefuroxime in 2013.
  • Covis divested Zinacef injection to IGI Laboratories in October 2015. IGI Laboratories changed their name to Teligent in late-2015.
  • West-Ward had cefuroxime injection on shortage due to manufacturing delays.

Available Products

Zinacef injection, IGI Laboratories (formerly Covis)
1.5 gram/50 mL premix, 24 count (NDC 24987-0425-00)

Zinacef powder for solution for injection, IGI Laboratories (formerly Covis)
1.5 gram ADD-Vantage vial, 10 count (NDC 24987-0437-00)
1.5 gram vial, 10 count (NDC 24987-0354-10)
7.5 gram bulk vial, 6 count (NDC 24987-0400-00)
750 mg, ADD-Vantage vial, 25 count (NDC 24987-0436-00)
750 mg vial, 10 count (NDC 24987-0352-10)
Cefuroxime powder for solution for injection, West-Ward
1.5 gram vial, 25 count (NDC 00143-9977-22)
7.5 gram bulk vial, 10 count (NDC 00143-9976-03)
750 mg vial, 25 count (NDC 00143-9979-22)

Estimated Resupply Dates

All marketed presentations are available.

Related Shortages


May 2, 2016; November 5, September 23, August 12, July 2 and 1, May 22 and 8, April 7 and 6, February 26, January 14, 2015; December 8, October 13, August 26, 13 and 4, July 9, June 25, April 11, March 14, January 15, 2014; December 10, August 27 and 1, July 16, June 6, April 12, March 22 and 8, February 6, January 29 and 25, 2013, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2016, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.


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