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6/17/2020

Magnesium Sulfate Injection

Products Affected - Description

    • Magnesium sulfate intravenous injection, Fresenius Kabi, 500 mg/mL, 2 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 63323-0064-03
    • Magnesium sulfate intravenous injection, Fresenius Kabi, 500 mg/mL, 50 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 63323-0642-50
    • Magnesium sulfate intravenous injection, Pfizer, 500 mg/mL, 10 mL syringe, 10 count, NDC 00409-1754-10
    • Magnesium sulfate intravenous injection, Pfizer, 500 mg/mL, 20 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 00409-2168-02
    • Magnesium sulfate intravenous injection, Fresenius Kabi, 40 mg/mL, 100 mL premixed bag, 24 count, NDC 63323-0106-01
    • Magnesium sulfate intravenous injection, Fresenius Kabi, 40 mg/mL, 50 mL premixed bag, 24 count, NDC 63323-0106-05
    • Magnesium sulfate intravenous injection, Fresenius Kabi, 80 mg/mL, 50 mL premixed bag, 24 count, NDC 63323-0107-05
    • Magnesium sulfate intravenous injection, WG Critical Care, 40 mg/mL, 50 mL premixed bag, 24 count, NDC 44567-0420-24

Reason for the Shortage

    • American Regent is not currently marketing magnesium sulfate which has been unavailable since late 2012.
    • Fresenius Kabi had magnesium sulfate injection on shortage due to increased demand for the product.
    • Pfizer has magnesium sulfate injection on shortage due to manufacturing delays.
    • X-Gen discontinued magnesium sulfate in April 2018.
    • Exela launched magnesium sulfate vials in May 2018.
    • WG Critical Care had magnesium sulfate injection on shortage due to increased demand for the product.

Available Products

    • Magnesium sulfate intravenous injection, Exela Pharma Sciences, 500 mg/mL, 10 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 51754-1000-04
    • Magnesium sulfate intravenous injection, Fresenius Kabi, 500 mg/mL, 10 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 63323-0064-11
    • Magnesium sulfate intravenous injection, Fresenius Kabi, 500 mg/mL, 20 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 63323-0642-20
    • Magnesium sulfate intravenous injection, Fresenius Kabi, 10 mg/mL, 100 mL premixed bag, 24 count, NDC 63323-0108-01
    • Magnesium sulfate intravenous injection, Pfizer, 10 mg/mL, 100 mL premixed bag, 24 count, NDC 00409-6727-23
    • Magnesium sulfate intravenous injection, WG Critical Care, 10 mg/mL, 100 mL premixed bag, 24 count, NDC 44567-0410-24
    • Magnesium sulfate intravenous injection, Fresenius Kabi, 40 mg/mL, 1000 mL premixed bag, 24 count, NDC 63323-0106-10
    • Magnesium sulfate intravenous injection, Fresenius Kabi, 40 mg/mL, 500 mL premixed bag, 24 count, NDC 63323-0106-15
    • Magnesium sulfate intravenous injection, Pfizer, 40 mg/mL, 100 mL premixed bag, 24 count, NDC 00409-6729-23
    • Magnesium sulfate intravenous injection, Pfizer, 40 mg/mL, 1000 mL premixed bag, 24 count, NDC 00409-6729-09
    • Magnesium sulfate intravenous injection, Pfizer, 40 mg/mL, 50 mL premixed bag, 24 count, NDC 00409-6729-24
    • Magnesium sulfate intravenous injection, Pfizer, 40 mg/mL, 500 mL premixed bag, 24 count, NDC 00409-6729-03
    • Magnesium sulfate intravenous injection, Pfizer, 80 mg/mL, 50 mL premixed bag, 24 count, NDC 00409-6730-13
    • Magnesium sulfate intravenous injection, WG Critical Care, 40 mg/mL, 100 mL premixed bag, 24 count, NDC 44567-0421-24

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Exela has 500 mg/mL 10 mL vials available for direct orders only.
    • Fresenius Kabi has magnesium sulfate 40 mg/mL 50 mL and 100 mL premixed bags on back order and the company estimates a release date of mid-June 2020. There are short-dated 80 mg/mL 50 mL premixed bags available with an expiration date of <4 months. There are short-dated 500 mg/mL 2 mL vials with an expiration date of <8 months. The 500 mg/mL 50 mL vials are on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.
    • Pfizer has magnesium sulfate 500 mg/mL 20 mL vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of February 2023. The 500 mg/mL 10 mL syringes are on back order and the company estimates a release date of June 2020.
    • WG Critical Care has 40 mg/mL 50 mL premixed bags on intermittent back order with weekly releases.

Updated

Updated June 17, 2020 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created March 30, 2011 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2020, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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