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12/22/2016

Benztropine Mesylate Injection

Reason for the Shortage

    • American Regent discontinued benztropine injection in May 2015.
    • Fresenius Kabi launched benztropine in September 2016.

Available Products

    • Cogentin injection, Akorn, 1 mg/mL, 2 mL ampule, 5 count, NDC 76478-0611-02
    • Benztropine Mesylate injection, Akorn, 1 mg/mL, 2 mL ampule, 5 count, NDC 17478-0012-02
    • Benztropine Mesylate injection, Fresenius Kabi, 1 mg/mL, 2 mL vial, 5 count, NDC 63323-0970-02
    • Benztropine Mesylate injection, West-Ward, 1 mg/mL, 2 mL ampule, 5 count, NDC 00143-9729-05

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • All marketed presentations are available.

Updated

Updated December 22, 2016 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created July 18, 2013 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Copyright 2017, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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