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11/24/2020

Norepinephrine Bitartrate Injection

Products Affected - Description

    • Levophed injection, Pfizer, 1 mg/mL, 4 mL ampule, 10 count, NDC 00409-1143-04 - discontinued
    • Norepinephrine injection, Hikma, 1 mg/mL, 4 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 00143-9318-10

Reason for the Shortage

    • Baxter has norepinephrine injection available.
    • Hikma did not provide a reason for the shortage.
    • Mylan Institutional has norepinephrine injection available.
    • Pfizer has Levophed vials available. The ampules were discontinued in December 2019.
    • Teva has norepinephrine injection available.

Available Products

    • Levophed injection, Pfizer, 1 mg/mL, 4 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 00409-3375-04
    • Norepinephrine injection, Baxter, 1 mg/mL, 4 mL ampule, 10 count, NDC 36000-0162-10
    • Norepinephrine injection, Mylan Institutional, 1 mg/mL, 4 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 67457-0852-04
    • Norepinephrine injection, Teva, 1 mg/mL, 4 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 00703-1153-03

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Hikma has norepinephrine 1 mg/mL 4 mL vials available with short expiration dating (June 2021).

Updated

Updated November 24, 2020 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created February 22, 2017 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2020, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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