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8/5/2019

Meropenem Injection

Products Affected - Description

    • Merrem injection, Pfizer, 1 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 00310-0321-30
    • Merrem injection, Pfizer, 500 mg, vial, 10 count, NDC 00310-0325-20
    • Meropenem injection, AuroMedics, 1 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 55150-0208-30
    • Meropenem injection, Pfizer, 1 gram, vial, 25 count, NDC 00409-3506-01
    • Meropenem injection, Pfizer, 500 mg, vial, 25 count, NDC 00409-3505-01
    • Meropenem injection, Sandoz, 500 mg, vial, 10 count, NDC 00781-3000-95

Reason for the Shortage

    • Amneal did not provide a reason for the shortage.
    • AuroMedics did not provide a reason for the shortage.
    • Pfizer has meropenem injection on shortage due to manufacturing delays.
    • Sagent discontinued meropenem injection.

Available Products

    • Merrem injection, Pfizer, 1 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 00069-0314-10
    • Merrem injection, Pfizer, 500 mg, vial, 10 count, NDC 00069-0313-10
    • Meropenem injection, Amneal, 1 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 70121-1453-07
    • Meropenem injection, Amneal, 500 mg, vial, 10 count, NDC 70121-1454-07
    • Meropenem injection, AuroMedics, 500 mg, vial, 10 count, NDC 55150-0207-20
    • Meropenem injection, BBraun, 1 gm/50 mL, premixed bag, 24 count, NDC 00264-3185-11
    • Meropenem injection, BBraun, 500 mg/50 mL, premixed bag, 24 count, NDC 00264-3183-11
    • Meropenem injection, Fresenius Kabi, 1 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 63323-0508-30
    • Meropenem injection, Fresenius Kabi, 500 mg, vial, 10 count, NDC 63323-0507-20
    • Meropenem injection, Sandoz, 1 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 00781-3098-95
    • Meropenem injection, Sandoz, 1 gram, vial, 25 count, NDC 00781-3098-96
    • Meropenem injection, Sandoz, 500 mg, vial, 25 count, NDC 00781-3000-96

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • AuroMedics has meropenem 1 gram vials on intermittent back order and the company is shipping product as it becomes available.
    • Pfizer has Merrem 500 mg vials (NDC 00310-0325-20) and 1 gram vials (NDC 00310-0321-30) on back order and the company estimates a release date of March 2020. Pfizer has generic meropenem 500 mg and 1 gram vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of August 2020.
    • Sandoz has meropenem 500 mg vials in 10-count packages on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.

Updated

Updated August 5, 2019 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created September 25, 2018 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2019, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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