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7/1/2020

Dexmedetomidine Hydrochloride 4 mcg/mL Premix for Injection

Products Affected - Description

    • Precedex solution for injection, Pfizer, 4 mcg/mL, 20 mL glass vial, 10 count, NDC 00409-1660-20
    • Precedex solution for injection, Pfizer, 4 mcg/mL, 50 mL glass bottle, 20 count, NDC 00409-1660-50
    • Dexmedetomidine hydrochloride solution for injection, Fresenius Kabi, 4 mcg/mL, 20 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 63323-0671-20
    • Dexmedetomidine hydrochloride solution for injection, Fresenius Kabi, 4 mcg/mL, 50 mL glass bottle, 25 count, NDC 63323-0671-50
    • Dexmedetomidine hydrochloride solution for injection, Slayback Pharma, 4 mcg/mL, 100 mL bottle, 10 count, NDC 71225-0126-06
    • Dexmedetomidine hydrochloride solution for injection, Slayback Pharma, 4 mcg/mL, 50 mL bottle, 20 count, NDC 71225-0126-05

Reason for the Shortage

    • Fresenius Kabi has dexmedetomidine on shortage due to increased demand.
    • Slayback has dexmedetomidine on shortage due to increased demand.
    • WG Critical Care has dexmedetomidine on shortage due to increased demand.
    • Pfizer has Precedex on shortage due to increased demand.

Available Products

    • Precedex solution for injection, Pfizer, 4 mcg/mL, 100 mL glass bottle, 10 count, NDC 00409-1660-10
    • Dexmedetomidine hydrochloride solution for injection, Baxter, 4 mcg/mL, 100 mL premixed bag, 12 count, NDC 00338-9557-12
    • Dexmedetomidine hydrochloride solution for injection, Baxter, 4 mcg/mL, 50 mL premixed bag, 24 count, NDC 00338-9555-24
    • Dexmedetomidine hydrochloride solution for injection, Fresenius Kabi, 4 mcg/mL, 100 mL glass bottle, 10 count, NDC 63323-0671-00
    • Dexmedetomidine hydrochloride solution for injection, WG Critical Care, 4 mcg/mL, 100 mL premixed bag, 24 count, NDC 44567-0603-24
    • Dexmedetomidine hydrochloride solution for injection, WG Critical Care, 4 mcg/mL, 50 mL premixed bag, 24 count, NDC 44567-0602-24

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Fresenius Kabi has dexmedetomidine 4 mcg/mL in 0.9% sodium chloride 20 mL and 50 mL bottles on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.
    • Slayback has dexmedetomidine 4 mcg/mL in 0.9% sodium chloride 50 mL and 100 mL plastic bottles on allocation.
    • Pfizer has Precedex 4 mcg/mL in 0.9% sodium chloride 50 mL bottles and 20 mL vials available in limited supply.

Updated

Updated July 1, 2020 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created April 6, 2020 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2020, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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