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6/4/2021

Ceftolozane and Tazobactam Injection

Products Affected - Description

    • Zerbaxa intravenous injection, Merck, 1.5 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 67919-0030-01

Reason for the Shortage

    • Merck has Zerbaxa on shortage due manufacturing issues related to sterility. They are the sole suppliers of ceftolozane and tazobactam injection.
    • There is a global recall of Zerbaxa. Contact Merck at 1-800-672-6372.

Available Products

    • There are no presentations available

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Merck has Zerbaxa 1.5 gram vials on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.

Safety

    • Merck is recommending health care providers discontinue Zerbaxa immediately and use alternative treatment.

Updated

Updated June 4, 2021 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created December 21, 2020 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2021, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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