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12/1/2016

Amifostine Injection

Products Affected - Description

    • Amifostine powder for solution for injection, West-Ward, 500 mg, vial, 3 count, NDC 55390-0308-03

Reason for the Shortage

    • West-Ward stopped actively marketing amifostine in October 2016. They were the sole supplier of generic amifostine.

Available Products

    • Ethyol powder for solution for injection, Cumberland Pharmaceuticals, 500 mg, vial, 3 count, NDC 66220-0017-03

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Cumberland Pharmaceuticals has Ethyol readily available.

Updated

Updated December 1, 2016 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created November 29, 2016 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Copyright 2017, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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