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7/22/2019

Etomidate Injection

Products Affected - Description

    • Amidate injection, Pfizer, 2 mg/mL, 20 mL LifeShield syringe, 10 count, NDC 00409-8060-29
    • Amidate injection, Pfizer, 2 mg/mL, 20 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 00409-6695-02
    • Etomidate injection, Athenex, 2 mg/mL, 10 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 70860-0652-10
    • Etomidate injection, Athenex, 2 mg/mL, 20 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 70860-0652-20
    • Etomidate injection, AuroMedics, 2 mg/mL, 10 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 55150-0221-10
    • Etomidate injection, Hikma, 2 mg/mL, 10 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 00143-9506-10
    • Etomidate injection, Hikma, 2 mg/mL, 20 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 00143-9507-10
    • Etomidate injection, Zydus, 2 mg/mL, 10 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 68382-0545-07
    • Etomidate injection, Zydus, 2 mg/mL, 20 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 68382-0545-08

Reason for the Shortage

    • American Regent is not currently marketing etomidate.
    • Athenex did not provide a reason for the current shortage.
    • AuroMedics did not provide a reason for the current shortage.
    • Hikma has etomidate available.
    • Mylan Institutional refuses to provide updated availability information.
    • Par Sterile Products discontinued etomidate in early 2015.
    • Pfizer has Amidate on shortage due to manufacturing delays. Pfizer discontinued etomidate ampules in October 2016.
    • Sagent is no longer marketing etomidate.
    • Zydus did not provide a reason for the shortage.

Available Products

    • Amidate injection, Pfizer, 2 mg/mL, 10 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 00409-6695-01
    • Etomidate injection, AuroMedics, 2 mg/mL, 20 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 55150-0222-20

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Athenex has short-dated etomidate 2 mg/mL 10 mL and 20 mL vials available.
    • AuroMedics has etomidate 2 mg/mL 10 mL vials on intermittent back order and the company is releasing product as it becomes available.
    • Hikma has short-dated etomidate 2 mg/mL 10 mL and 20 mL vials available with an expiration date of November 2019.
    • Pfizer has Amidate 2 mg/mL 20 mL vials available in limited supply. The 2 mg/mL 20 mL LifeShield syringes on back order and the company estimates a release date of March 2020.
    • Zydus has short-dated etomidate 2 mg/mL 10 mL and 20 mL vials available with an expiration date of

Safety

    • Clinicians must take extra care to ensure safe use of etomidate when using different presentations than those normally stocked.

Updated

Updated July 22, 2019 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created July 6, 2011 by Jane Chandramouli, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2019, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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