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5/1/2020

50% Dextrose Injection

Products Affected - Description

    • 50% Dextrose intravenous injection, Amphastar, 50 mL Luer-Jet syringe, 10 count, NDC 76329-3301-01
    • 50% Dextrose intravenous injection, Pfizer, 50 mL LifeShield syringe, 10 count, NDC 00409-4902-34
    • 50% Dextrose intravenous injection, Pfizer, 50 mL Ansyr II Luer Lock syringe, 10 count, NDC 00409-7517-16
    • 50% Dextrose intravenous injection, Pfizer, 50 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 00409-6648-02

Reason for the Shortage

    • Amphastar has 50% dextrose injection on allocation due to increased demand.
    • Pfizer has 50% dextrose injection on shortage due to manufacturing delays.

Available Products

    • There is insufficient supply for usual ordering

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Pfizer has 50% dextrose 50 mL LifeShield syringes available in limited supply. The 50% dextrose 50 mL Ansyr syringes are available in limited supply. The 50% dextrose 50 mL vials are on back order and the company estimates a release date of May 2020.
    • Amphastar has 50% dextrose 50 mL Luer-Jet syringes on allocation with regular releases.

Safety

    • FDA has extended the expiration dating for certain lots of 50% dextrose 50 mL Abboject syringes. https://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/DrugShortages/ucm563360.htm

Updated

Updated May 1, 2020 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created April 20, 2017 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2020, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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