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6/30/2020

Calcium Chloride Injection

Products Affected - Description

    • Calcium chloride intravenous injection, American Regent, 100 mg/mL, 10 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 00517-6710-10
    • Calcium chloride intravenous injection, Amphastar, 100 mg/mL, 10 mL Luer-Jet syringe, 10 count, NDC 76329-3304-01
    • Calcium chloride intravenous injection, Pfizer, 100 mg/mL, 10 mL Ansyr syringe, 10 count, NDC 00409-1631-10
    • Calcium chloride intravenous injection, Pfizer, 100 mg/mL, 10 mL LifeShield syringe, 10 count, NDC 00409-4928-34

Reason for the Shortage

    • American Regent did not provide a reason for the shortage.
    • Amphastar has calcium chloride on shortage due to increased demand.
    • Medefil launched calcium chloride 10 mL syringes in early-November 2019.
    • Mylan Institutional has withdrawn calcium chloride syringes from the market. The company recalled the syringes in April 2015 due to incompatibility of the syringes and some needless adaptors.
    • Pfizer has calcium chloride on shortage due to manufacturing delays.

Available Products

    • Calcium chloride intravenous injection, Medefil, Inc., 100 mg/mL, 10 mL syringe, 60 count, NDC 64253-0900-36

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • American Regent has calcium chloride 100 mg/mL 10 mL vials on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.
    • Amphastar has calcium chloride 100 mg/mL 10 mL syringes on allocation.
    • Pfizer has calcium chloride 100 mg/mL 10 mL Ansyr syringes and 100 mg/mL 10 mL LifeShield syringes available in limited supply.

Updated

Updated June 30, 2020 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created July 6, 2010 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2020, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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