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11/25/2019

Vinblastine Sulfate Injection

Products Affected - Description

    • Vinblastine Sulfate, Fresenius Kabi, 10 mg/mL, 10 mL multiple dose vial, 1 count, NDC 63323-0278-10

Reason for the Shortage

    • Fresenius Kabi has vinblastine on shortage due to a short-term manufacturing delay. They are the sole suppliers of vinblastine.

Available Products

    • There is insufficient supply for usual ordering

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Fresenius Kabi has vinblastine available for direct and drop ship orders. The company estimates the next release date of mid-January 2020.

Alternative Agents & Management

    • Vinblastine is labeled as a multiple dose vial. To avoid waste during this shortage, consider either using as a multiple dose vial or rounding doses to the vial size when appropriate.
    • Review available stock prior to initiating new patients on therapy.

Updated

Updated November 25, 2019 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created July 15, 2019 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2019, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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