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1/3/2020

Dopamine Hydrochloride Injection

Products Affected - Description

    • Dopamine Hydrochloride injection, Pfizer, 40 mg/mL, 10 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 00409-9104-20
    • Dopamine Hydrochloride injection, Pfizer, 40 mg/mL, 5 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 00409-5820-01
    • Dopamine Hydrochloride in 5% Dextrose injection, Pfizer, 800 mg/250 mL, LifeCare flexible container 12 count, NDC 00409-7810-22
    • Dopamine Hydrochloride in 5% Dextrose injection, Pfizer, 800 mg/500 mL, LifeCare flexible container 12 count, NDC 00409-7809-24

Reason for the Shortage

    • American Regent is not marketing dopamine injection.
    • Baxter has dopamine premixed bags available.
    • Pfizer states the shortage is due to manufacturing delays. The dopamine 200 mg/250 mL and 400 mg/500 mL premixed bags were discontinued in August 2017.

Available Products

    • Dopamine Hydrochloride in 5% Dextrose injection, Baxter, 200 mg/250 mL, Viaflex Plus Plastic container 18 count, NDC 00338-1005-02
    • Dopamine Hydrochloride in 5% Dextrose injection, Baxter, 400 mg/250 mL, Viaflex Plus Plastic container 18 count, NDC 00338-1007-02
    • Dopamine Hydrochloride in 5% Dextrose injection, Baxter, 400 mg/500 mL, Viaflex Plus Plastic container 12 count, NDC 00338-1005-03
    • Dopamine Hydrochloride in 5% Dextrose injection, Baxter, 800 mg/250 mL, Viaflex Plus Plastic container 18 count, NDC 00338-1009-02
    • Dopamine Hydrochloride in 5% Dextrose injection, Baxter, 800 mg/500 mL, Viaflex Plus Plastic container 12 count, NDC 00338-1007-03
    • Dopamine Hydrochloride in 5% Dextrose injection, Pfizer, 400 mg/250 mL, LifeCare flexible container 12 count, NDC 00409-7809-22

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Pfizer has dopamine 40 mg/mL 10 mL vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of June 2020. The 40 mg/mL 5 mL vials are available in limited supply. The 800 mg/250 mL premixed bags are available in limited supply. There are short-dated 800 mg/500 mL premixed bags available with an expiration date of April 2020.

Updated

Updated January 3, 2020 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created June 8, 2016 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2020, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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