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8/29/2020

Cefepime Injection

Products Affected - Description

    • Maxipime powder for solution for injection, Pfizer, 1 gram, ADD-Vantage vial, 25 count, NDC 00409-0217-01 - discontinued
    • Maxipime powder for solution for injection, Pfizer, 2 gram, ADD-Vantage vial, 25 count, NDC 00409-0218-01 - discontinued
    • Cefepime injection, BBraun, 1 gram/50 mL, premixed bag, 24 count, NDC 00264-3193-11
    • Cefepime injection, BBraun, 2 gram/100 mL, premixed bag, 24 count, NDC 00264-3195-11
    • Cefepime injection, Baxter, 1 gram/50 mL, premixed bag, 24 count, NDC 00338-1301-41
    • Cefepime injection, Baxter, 2 gram/100 mL, premixed bag, 12 count, NDC 00338-1301-48
    • Cefepime powder for solution for injection, Sagent, 2 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 25021-0122-50

Reason for the Shortage

    • Apotex has cefepime injection available.
    • Baxter had cefepime on allocation due to increased demand.
    • BBraun has cefepime on shortage due to manufacturing delays.
    • Fresenius Kabi has cefepime injection available.
    • Meitheal Pharmaceuticals has cefepime injection available
    • Pfizer discontinued Maxipime in July 2020. They launched generic cefepime in August 2020.
    • Piramal Critical Care has cefepime powder for solution for injection available.
    • Sagent has cefepime on shortage due to manufacturing delays.
    • Samson Medical Technologies has cefepime injection available.
    • Sandoz discontinued cefepime injection in early-2016.
    • WG Critical Care has cefepime injection available.

Available Products

    • Maxipime powder for solution for injection, Pfizer, 1 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 00409-9566-10
    • Maxipime powder for solution for injection, Pfizer, 2 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 00409-9735-10
    • Cefepime powder for solution for injection, Apotex, 1 gram, vial, 1 count, NDC 60505-6146-00
    • Cefepime powder for solution for injection, Apotex, 1 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 60505-6146-04
    • Cefepime powder for solution for injection, Apotex, 2 gram, vial, 1 count, NDC 60505-6147-00
    • Cefepime powder for solution for injection, Apotex, 2 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 60505-6147-04
    • Cefepime powder for solution for injection, Fresenius Kabi, 1 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 63323-0326-20
    • Cefepime powder for solution for injection, Fresenius Kabi, 2 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 63323-0340-20
    • Cefepime powder for solution for injection, Meitheal Pharmaceuticals, 1 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 71288-0008-15
    • Cefepime powder for solution for injection, Meitheal Pharmaceuticals, 2 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 71288-0009-20
    • Cefepime powder for solution for injection, Piramal Critical Care, 1 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 66794-0209-41
    • Cefepime powder for solution for injection, Piramal Critical Care, 2 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 66794-0210-41
    • Cefepime powder for solution for injection, Sagent, 1 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 25021-0121-20
    • Cefepime powder for solution for injection, Samson Medical Technologies, 100 gram, SmartPak bag, 1 count, NDC 66288-8100-01
    • Cefepime powder for solution for injection, WG Critical Care, 1 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 44567-0240-10
    • Cefepime powder for solution for injection, WG Critical Care, 2 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 44567-0241-10

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Baxter has cefepime 1 gram and 2 gram premixed bags available for direct orders only.
    • BBraun has cefepime 1 gram and 2 gram premixed bags on allocation.
    • Sagent has cefepime 2 gram vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of September 2020.

Updated

Updated August 29, 2020 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created April 3, 2015 by Jane Chandramouli, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2020, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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