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6/19/2020

Ondansetron Hydrochloride Injection

Products Affected - Description

    • Ondansetron injection, Athenex, 2 mg/mL, 2 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 70860-0776-02
    • Ondansetron injection, AuroMedics, 2 mg/mL, 2 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 55150-0125-02
    • Ondansetron injection, Hikma, 2 mg/mL, 2 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 00641-6078-25
    • Ondansetron injection, Pfizer, 2 mg/mL, 2 mL iSecure syringe, 10 count, NDC 00409-1120-12 - discontinued

Reason for the Shortage

    • Apotex has ondansetron injection available.
    • Athenex had ondansetron injection on shortage due to increased demand.
    • AuroMedics did not provide a reason for the shortage.
    • Fresenius Kabi did not provide a reason for the shortage.
    • Heritage had ondansetron on shortage due to increased demand. Heritage discontinued ondansetron 2 mg/mL 2 mL vials in 10 count in late-2018.
    • Hikma did not provide a reason for the shortage.
    • Mylan Institutional did not provide a reason for the shortage.
    • Pfizer has ondansetron injection on shortage due to manufacturing delays. The iSecure syringes were discontinued in January 2020.
    • Sagent has ondansetron injection available.
    • Novartis discontinued Zofran 20 mL vials in May 2018.

Available Products

    • Ondansetron injection, Apotex, 2 mg/mL, 2 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 60505-6130-05
    • Ondansetron injection, Athenex, 2 mg/mL, 20 mL vial, 1 count, NDC 70860-0777-20
    • Ondansetron injection, AuroMedics, 2 mg/mL, 20 mL vial, 1 count, NDC 55150-0126-20
    • Ondansetron injection, Avet Pharmaceuticals, 2 mg/mL, 2 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 23155-0547-42
    • Ondansetron injection, Avet Pharmaceuticals, 2 mg/mL, 20 mL vial, 1 count, NDC 23155-0549-31
    • Ondansetron injection, Fresenius Kabi, 2 mg/mL, 2 mL prefilled syringe, 24 count, NDC 76045-0103-20
    • Ondansetron injection, Fresenius Kabi, 2 mg/mL, 2 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 63323-0373-02
    • Ondansetron injection, Fresenius Kabi, 2 mg/mL, 20 mL vial, 1 count, NDC 63323-0374-20
    • Ondansetron injection, Hikma, 2 mg/mL, 20 mL vial, 1 count, NDC 00641-6079-01
    • Ondansetron injection, Mylan Institutional, 2 mg/mL, 2 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 67457-0441-20
    • Ondansetron injection, Mylan Institutional, 2 mg/mL, 20 mL vial, 1 count, NDC 67457-0440-20
    • Ondansetron injection, Pfizer, 2 mg/mL, 2 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 00409-4755-03
    • Ondansetron injection, Pfizer, 2 mg/mL, 20 mL vial, 1 count, NDC 00409-4759-01
    • Ondansetron injection, Sagent, 2 mg/mL, 2 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 25021-0777-02
    • Ondansetron injection, Sagent, 2 mg/mL, 20 mL vial, 1 count, NDC 25021-0782-20

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Athenex has ondansetron 2 mg/mL 2 mL vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of late-June to early-July 2020.
    • AuroMedics has ondansetron 2 mg/mL 2 mL vials on intermittent back order and the company is releasing supplies as they become available.
    • Hikma has ondansetron 2 mg/mL 2 mL vials on allocation.

Updated

Updated June 19, 2020 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created March 8, 2018 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2020, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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