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11/20/2019

Deferoxamine Injection

Products Affected - Description

    • Deferoxamine injection, Alvogen, 2 gram, vial, 1 count, NDC 47781-0624-07
    • Deferoxamine injection, Alvogen, 500 mg, vial, 1 count, NDC 47781-0623-07 - discontinued

Reason for the Shortage

    • Fresenius Kabi had deferoxamine on shortage due to increased demand.
    • Pfizer had deferoxamine on shortage due to manufacturing delays.
    • Novartis has Desferal available.
    • Alvogen did not provide a reason for the shortage. Alvogen discontinued the 500 mg vials in late-2019.
    • Apo-Pharma launched deferoxamine injection in mid-2018.

Available Products

    • Desferal injection, Novartis, 500 mg, vial, 4 count, NDC 00078-0467-91
    • Deferoxamine injection, Apo-Pharma, 2 gram, vial, 4 count, NDC 52609-4504-06
    • Deferoxamine injection, Apo-Pharma, 500 mg, vial, 4 count, NDC 52609-4505-06
    • Deferoxamine injection, Fresenius Kabi, 2 gram, vial, 1 count, NDC 63323-0599-30
    • Deferoxamine injection, Fresenius Kabi, 500 mg, vial, 1 count, NDC 63323-0597-10
    • Deferoxamine injection, Pfizer, 2 gram, vial, 4 count, NDC 00409-2337-25
    • Deferoxamine injection, Pfizer, 500 mg, vial, 4 count, NDC 00409-2336-10

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Alvogen has short-dated deferoxamine 2 gram vials available with an expiration date of June 2020.

Updated

Updated November 20, 2019 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created February 7, 2018 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2019, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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