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1/16/2020

Clindamycin Phosphate Injection

Products Affected - Description

    • Cleocin injection, Pfizer, 150 mg/mL, 2 mL ADD-Vantage vial, 25 count, NDC 00009-6582-01
    • Cleocin injection, Pfizer, 150 mg/mL, 2 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 00009-0870-26
    • Cleocin injection, Pfizer, 150 mg/mL, 4 mL ADD-Vantage vial, 25 count, NDC 00009-3124-03
    • Cleocin injection, Pfizer, 150 mg/mL, 6 mL ADD-Vantage vial, 25 count, NDC 00009-3447-03
    • Cleocin injection, Pfizer, 150 mg/mL, 6 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 00009-0902-18
    • Clindamycin phosphate injection, Akorn, 600 mg/50 mL, premixed bottle, 1 count, NDC 17478-0121-50
    • Clindamycin phosphate injection, Akorn, 900 mg/50 mL, premixed bottle, 1 count, NDC 17478-0122-50
    • Clindamycin phosphate injection, Almaject, 150 mg/mL, 2 mL ADD-Vantage vial, 25 count, NDC 72611-0762-25 - discontinued
    • Clindamycin phosphate injection, Almaject, 150 mg/mL, 2 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 72611-0634-25
    • Clindamycin phosphate injection, Almaject, 150 mg/mL, 4 mL ADD-Vantage vial, 25 count, NDC 72611-0767-25 - discontinued
    • Clindamycin phosphate injection, Almaject, 150 mg/mL, 6 mL ADD-Vantage vial, 25 count, NDC 72611-0769-25 - discontinued

Reason for the Shortage

    • Alvogen injectable generic products including clindamycin are being marketed under the brand, Almaject Inc., as of October 1, 2019. The NDC numbers for these products have changed.
    • Akorn did not provide a reason for the shortage.
    • Baxter has clindamycin injection available.
    • Fresenius Kabi did not provide a reason for the shortage.
    • Pfizer did not provide a reason for the shortages. Pfizer discontinued Cleocin premixed bags in 2018.
    • Sagent did not provide a reason for the shortage.
    • Sandoz did not provide a reason for the shortage.

Available Products

    • Cleocin injection, Pfizer, 150 mg/mL, 4 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 00009-0775-26
    • Cleocin injection, Pfizer, 150 mg/mL, 60 mL bulk vial, 5 count, NDC 00009-0728-09
    • Clindamycin phosphate injection, Akorn, 300 mg/50 mL, in 5% dextrose premixed bottle, 1 count, NDC 17478-0120-50
    • Clindamycin phosphate injection, Almaject, 150 mg/mL, 4 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 72611-0639-25
    • Clindamycin phosphate injection, Almaject, 150 mg/mL, 6 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 72611-0642-25
    • Clindamycin phosphate injection, Almaject, 150 mg/mL, 60 mL bulk vial, 1 count, NDC 72611-0645-55
    • Clindamycin phosphate injection, Baxter, 300 mg/50 mL, in 0.9% sodium chloride premixed container, 24 count, NDC 00338-9545-24
    • Clindamycin phosphate injection, Baxter, 300 mg/50 mL, in 5% dextrose premixed container, 24 count, NDC 00338-3410-24
    • Clindamycin phosphate injection, Baxter, 600 mg/50 mL, in 0.9% sodium chloride premixed container, 24 count, NDC 00338-9549-24
    • Clindamycin phosphate injection, Baxter, 600 mg/50 mL, in 5% dextrose premixed container, 24 count, NDC 00338-3612-24
    • Clindamycin phosphate injection, Baxter, 900 mg/50 mL, in 0.9% sodium chloride premixed container, 24 count, NDC 00338-9553-24
    • Clindamycin phosphate injection, Baxter, 900 mg/50 mL, in 5% dextrose premixed container, 24 count, NDC 00338-3814-24
    • Clindamycin phosphate injection, Fresenius Kabi, 150 mg/mL, 2 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 63323-0282-02
    • Clindamycin phosphate injection, Fresenius Kabi, 150 mg/mL, 4 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 63323-0282-04
    • Clindamycin phosphate injection, Fresenius Kabi, 150 mg/mL, 6 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 63323-0282-06
    • Clindamycin phosphate injection, Fresenius Kabi, 150 mg/mL, 60 mL vial, 1 count, NDC 63323-0282-60
    • Clindamycin phosphate injection, Sagent, 150 mg/mL, 2 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 25021-0115-02
    • Clindamycin phosphate injection, Sagent, 150 mg/mL, 4 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 25021-0115-04
    • Clindamycin phosphate injection, Sagent, 150 mg/mL, 6 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 25021-0115-06
    • Clindamycin phosphate injection, Sagent, 150 mg/mL, 60 mL bulk vial, 1 count, NDC 25021-0115-51
    • Clindamycin phosphate injection, Sandoz, 300 mg/50 mL, in 5% dextrose premixed container, 24 count, NDC 00781-3288-09
    • Clindamycin phosphate injection, Sandoz, 600 mg/50 mL, in 5% dextrose premixed container, 24 count, NDC 00781-3289-09
    • Clindamycin phosphate injection, Sandoz, 900 mg/50 mL, in 5% dextrose premixed container, 24 count, NDC 00781-3290-09

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Akorn has clindamycin 600 mg/50 mL and 900 mg/50 mL in dextrose premixes on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.
    • Almaject has discontinued clindamycin 150 mg/mL 2 mL, 4 mL, and 6 mL ADD-Vantage vials. Clindamycin 150 mg/mL 2 mL vials are short-dated with an expiration date of 9/30/2020.
    • Pfizer has Cleocin 150 mg/mL 2 mL, 4 mL, and 6 mL ADD-Vantage vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of January 2021. Clindamycin 150 mg/mL 2 mL and 6 mL vials are available in limited supply.

Updated

Updated January 16, 2020 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created June 13, 2013 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2020, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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