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8/19/2019

Sterile Water for Injection - Small Volume Vials

Products Affected - Description

    • Sterile Water for Injection injection, Fresenius Kabi, 100 mL small-volume vial, 25 count, NDC 63323-0185-00
    • Sterile Water for Injection injection, Fresenius Kabi, 5 mL small-volume vial, 25 count, NDC 63323-0185-05

Reason for the Shortage

    • American Regent has sterile water for injection available.
    • Fresenius Kabi had sterile water on shortage due to increased demand.
    • Hikma has sterile water for injection available.
    • Pfizer had sterile water for injection in vials on shortage due to increased demand.

Available Products

    • Sterile Water for Injection injection, American Regent, 10 mL small-volume vial, 25 count, NDC 00517-3010-25
    • Sterile Water for Injection injection, American Regent, 20 mL small-volume vial, 25 count, NDC 00517-3020-25
    • Sterile Water for Injection injection, American Regent, 5 mL small-volume vial, 25 count, NDC 00517-3005-25
    • Sterile Water for Injection injection, Fresenius Kabi, 10 mL small-volume vial, 25 count, NDC 63323-0185-10
    • Sterile Water for Injection injection, Fresenius Kabi, 20 mL small-volume vial, 25 count, NDC 63323-0185-20
    • Sterile Water for Injection injection, Fresenius Kabi, 50 mL small-volume vial, 25 count, NDC 63323-0185-50
    • Sterile Water for Injection injection, Hikma, 10 mL small-volume vial, 25 count, NDC 00641-6147-25
    • Sterile Water for Injection injection, Pfizer, 10 mL small-volume vial, 25 count, NDC 00409-4887-10
    • Sterile Water for Injection injection, Pfizer, 100 mL small-volume vial, 25 count, NDC 00409-4887-99
    • Sterile Water for Injection injection, Pfizer, 20 mL small-volume vial, 25 count, NDC 00409-4887-20
    • Sterile Water for Injection injection, Pfizer, 50 mL small-volume vial, 25 count, NDC 00409-4887-50

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Fresenius Kabi has sterile water for injection 100 mL vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of early-September 2019. The 5 mL vials are on back order and the company estimates a release date of early- to mid-October 2019.

Implications for Patient Care

    • ASHP has an FAQ on the sterile water for injection shortage at https://www.ashp.org/drug-shortages/shortage-resources/sterile-water-for-injection-faq.

Updated

Updated August 19, 2019 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created January 6, 2018 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2019, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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