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1/14/2020

Cefazolin Injection

Products Affected - Description

    • Cefazolin powder for solution for injection, Apotex, 1 gram, vial, 25 count, NDC 60505-0749-05 - discontinued
    • Cefazolin powder for solution for injection, Apotex, 10 gram, vial, 1 count, NDC 60505-0769-00 - discontinued
    • Cefazolin injection, BBraun, 1 gram/50 mL, premixed bag, 1 count, NDC 00264-3103-11
    • Cefazolin injection, BBraun, 2 gram/50 mL, premixed bag, 1 count, NDC 00264-3105-11
    • Cefazolin injection, Baxter, 2 gram/100 mL, premixed bag, 12 count, NDC 00338-3508-41
    • Cefazolin powder for solution for injection, Fresenius Kabi, 1 gram, vial, 25 count, NDC 63323-0237-10
    • Cefazolin powder for solution for injection, Fresenius Kabi, 10 gram, vial, 1 count, NDC 63323-0238-61
    • Cefazolin powder for solution for injection, Hikma, 10 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 00143-9983-03
    • Cefazolin powder for solution for injection, Pfizer, 1 gram, vial, 25 count, NDC 00409-0805-01
    • Cefazolin powder for solution for injection, Pfizer, 10 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 00409-0806-01
    • Cefazolin powder for solution for injection, Sagent, 1 gram, vial, 25 count, NDC 25021-0101-10
    • Cefazolin powder for solution for injection, Sagent, 10 gram, vial, 1 count, NDC 25021-0102-99
    • Cefazolin powder for solution for injection, Sandoz, 10 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 00781-3452-95
    • Cefazolin powder for solution for injection, WG Critical Care, 10 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 44567-0708-10

Reason for the Shortage

    • Apotex has discontinued all presentations except cefazolin 1 gram vials.
    • Baxter has cefazolin on shortage due to increased demand.
    • BBraun has cefazolin on shortage due to manufacturing delays.
    • Fresenius Kabi has cefazolin on shortage due to increased demand. They are not manufacturing the 20 gram vials at this time to focus on the other sizes.
    • Hikma did not provide a reason for the shortage.
    • Pfizer states the reason for the shortage is manufacturing delay.
    • Sagent states the reason for the shortage is manufacturing delays and increased demand.
    • Samson Medical Technologies has cefazolin injection available.
    • Sandoz did not provide a reason for the shortage.
    • WG Critical Care did not provide a reason for the shortage.

Available Products

    • Cefazolin powder for solution for injection, Apotex, 1 gram, vial, 25 count, NDC 60505-6142-05
    • Cefazolin injection, Baxter, 1 gram/50 mL, premixed bag, 24 count, NDC 00338-3503-41
    • Cefazolin powder for solution for injection, Fresenius Kabi, 500 mg, vial, 1 count, NDC 63323-0236-10
    • Cefazolin powder for solution for injection, Hikma, 1 gram, vial, 25 count, NDC 00143-9924-90
    • Cefazolin powder for solution for injection, Hikma, 500 mg, vial, 25 count, NDC 00143-9923-90
    • Cefazolin powder for solution for injection, Pfizer, 1 gram, ADD-Vantage vial, 25 count, NDC 00409-2585-01
    • Cefazolin powder for solution for injection, Sagent, 500 mg, vial, 25 count, NDC 25021-0100-10
    • Cefazolin powder for solution for injection, Samson Medical Technologies, 100 gram, SmartPak bag, 1 count, NDC 66288-1100-01
    • Cefazolin powder for solution for injection, Samson Medical Technologies, 300 gram, SmartPak bag, 1 count, NDC 66288-1300-01
    • Cefazolin powder for solution for injection, Sandoz, 1 gram, vial, 25 count, NDC 00781-3451-96
    • Cefazolin powder for solution for injection, Sandoz, 500 mg, vial, 10 count, NDC 00781-3450-95
    • Cefazolin powder for solution for injection, WG Critical Care, 1 gram, vial, 25 count, NDC 44567-0707-25
    • Cefazolin powder for solution for injection, WG Critical Care, 500 mg, vial, 25 count, NDC 44567-0706-25

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Baxter has cefazolin 2 gram/100 mL premixed bags on allocation.
    • BBraun has 1 gram/50 mL and 2 gram/50 mL premixed bags on allocation.
    • Fresenius Kabi has cefazolin 1 gram and 10 gram vials on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.
    • Hikma has cefazolin 10 gram vials on allocation.
    • Pfizer has cefazolin 1 gram vials and 10 gram vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of March 2021.
    • Sagent has cefazolin 1 gram and 10 gram vials on allocation.
    • Sandoz has cefazolin 10 gram vials on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.
    • WG Critical Care has cefazolin 1gram and 10 gram vials on allocation and is shipping product weekly.

Updated

Updated January 14, 2020 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created June 5, 2018 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2020, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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