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7/30/2019

Norepinephrine Bitartrate Injection

Products Affected - Description

    • Levophed injection, Pfizer, 1 mg/mL, 4 mL ampule, 10 count, NDC 00409-1143-04

Reason for the Shortage

    • Baxter has norepinephrine injection available.
    • Mylan Institutional refuses to provide product availability.
    • Pfizer has Levophed on shortage due to manufacturing delays.
    • Teva had norepinephrine injection on allocation due to increased demand.

Available Products

    • Levophed injection, Pfizer, 1 mg/mL, 4 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 00409-3375-04
    • Norepinephrine injection, Baxter, 1 mg/mL, 4 mL ampule, 10 count, NDC 36000-0162-10
    • Norepinephrine injection, Teva, 1 mg/mL, 4 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 00703-1153-03

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Pfizer has Levophed 1 mg/mL 4 mL ampules on back order and the company estimates a release date of March 2020. The 4 mL vials are available in limited supply.

Updated

Updated July 30, 2019 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created February 22, 2017 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2019, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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