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1/11/2021

Cefoxitin Sodium Injection

Products Affected - Description

    • Cefoxitin powder for solution for injection, Apotex, 1 gram, vial, 25 count, NDC 60505-0759-05 - discontinued
    • Cefoxitin powder for solution for injection, Apotex, 10 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 60505-0761-04 - discontinued
    • Cefoxitin powder for solution for injection, Apotex, 2 gram, vial, 25 count, NDC 60505-0760-05 - discontinued
    • Cefoxitin powder for solution for injection, Hikma, 10 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 00143-9876-10
    • Cefoxitin powder for solution for injection, Sagent, 1 gram, vial, 25 count, NDC 25021-0109-10

Reason for the Shortage

    • Apotex discontinued cefoxitin in late-2020.
    • BBraun has cefoxitin available.
    • Fresenius Kabi has cefoxitin available.
    • Hikma did not provide a reason for the shortage.
    • Sagent has cefoxitin on shortage due to increased demand and manufacturing delay.
    • WG Critical Care has cefoxitin available.

Available Products

    • Cefoxitin powder for solution for injection, Fresenius Kabi, 1 gram, 15 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 63323-0341-25
    • Cefoxitin powder for solution for injection, Fresenius Kabi, 10 gram, 100 mL bottle, 10 count, NDC 63323-0343-66
    • Cefoxitin powder for solution for injection, Fresenius Kabi, 2 gram, 20 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 63323-0342-25
    • Cefoxitin powder for solution for injection, Hikma, 1 gram, vial, 25 count, NDC 00143-9878-25
    • Cefoxitin powder for solution for injection, Hikma, 2 gram, vial, 25 count, NDC 00143-9877-25
    • Cefoxitin powder for solution for injection, Sagent, 10 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 25021-0111-99
    • Cefoxitin powder for solution for injection, Sagent, 2 gram, vial, 25 count, NDC 25021-0110-20
    • Cefoxitin powder for solution for injection, WG Critical Care, 1 gram, vial, 25 count, NDC 44567-0245-25
    • Cefoxitin powder for solution for injection, WG Critical Care, 10 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 44567-0247-10
    • Cefoxitin powder for solution for injection, WG Critical Care, 2 gram, vial, 25 count, NDC 44567-0246-25
    • Cefoxitin powder for solution for injection, BBraun, 2 gram, 50 mL DUPLEX Drug Delivery System, 24 count, NDC 00264-3125-11
    • Cefoxitin powder for solution for injection, BBraun, 1 gram, 50 mL DUPLEX Drug Delivery System, 24 count, NDC 00264-3123-11

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Hikma has cefoxitin 10 gram vials on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.
    • Sagent has cefoxitin 1 gram vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of January 2021.

Updated

Updated January 11, 2021 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created November 8, 2016 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2021, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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