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3/20/2020

Diltiazem Hydrochloride Injection

Products Affected - Description

    • Diltiazem Hydrochloride injection, Akorn, 5 mg/mL, 10 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 17478-0937-10
    • Diltiazem Hydrochloride injection, Akorn, 5 mg/mL, 25 mL vial, 1 count, NDC 17478-0937-25
    • Diltiazem Hydrochloride injection, Akorn, 5 mg/mL, 5 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 17478-0937-05
    • Diltiazem Hydrochloride injection, Hikma, 5 mg/mL, 10 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 00641-6014-10
    • Diltiazem Hydrochloride injection, Hikma, 5 mg/mL, 25 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 00641-6015-10
    • Diltiazem Hydrochloride injection, Hikma, 5 mg/mL, 5 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 00641-6013-10
    • Diltiazem Hydrochloride injection, Pfizer, 5 mg/mL, 5 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 00409-1171-01

Reason for the Shortage

    • Akorn states the reason for the shortage was increased demand due to market conditions. They are not currently producing the 25 mL vials in 10 count.
    • Athenex has diltiazem injection available.
    • Pfizer states the reasons for the shortage is manufacturing delays and increases in demand.
    • Hilkma has diltiazem injection on shortage due to manufacturing delays caused by increased demand due to current market conditions.

Available Products

    • Diltiazem Hydrochloride injection, Athenex, 5 mg/mL, 10 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 70860-0301-10
    • Diltiazem Hydrochloride injection, Athenex, 5 mg/mL, 25 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 70860-0301-25
    • Diltiazem Hydrochloride injection, Athenex, 5 mg/mL, 5 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 70860-0301-05
    • Diltiazem Hydrochloride injection, Pfizer, 5 mg/mL, 10 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 00409-1171-02
    • Diltiazem Hydrochloride lyophilized powder for solution for injection, Pfizer, 100 mg, ADD-Vantage vial, 10 count, NDC 00409-4350-03

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Akorn has diltiazem 5 mg/mL 5 mL, 10 mL, and 25 mL vials on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.
    • Hikma has diltiazem 5 mg/mL 5 mL, 10 mL, and 25 mL vials on allocation.
    • Pfizer has 5 mg/mL 5 mL vials are on back order and the company estimates a release date of August 2020.

Updated

Updated March 20, 2020 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created June 25, 2015 by Jane Chandramouli, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2020, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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