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Potassium Acetate Injection

Products Affected - Description

    • Potassium acetate injection, Exela Pharma Sciences, 2 mEq/mL, 20 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 51754-2001-04
    • Potassium acetate injection, Pfizer, 2 mEq/mL, 20 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 00409-8183-01
    • Potassium acetate injection, Pfizer, 2 mEq/mL, 50 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 00409-3924-51

Reason for the Shortage

    • American Regent has not had product available for several years. It is unclear if they will market potassium acetate again in the future.
    • Pfizer has potassium acetate on shortage due to manufacturing delays.

Available Products

    • There is insufficient supply for usual ordering

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Pfizer has potassium acetate 2 mEq/mL 20 mL vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of September 2019. The 50 mL vials are available in limited supply.


Updated September 3, 2019 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created September 6, 2017 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2019, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.


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