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2/5/2020

Neomycin and Polymyxin B Sulfates Genitourinary Irrigant

Products Affected - Description

    • Neomycin sulfate and polymyxin B sulfate irrigation solution, X-Gen, 40 mg - 200000 unit/mL, 1 mL ampule, 10 count, NDC 39822-1201-02
    • Neomycin sulfate and polymyxin B sulfate irrigation solution, X-Gen, 40 mg - 200000 unit/mL, 1 mL ampule, 50 count, NDC 39822-1201-05
    • Neomycin sulfate and polymyxin B sulfate irrigation solution, X-Gen, 40 mg - 200000 unit/mL, 20 mL multiple dose vial, 1 count, NDC 39822-1220-01

Reason for the Shortage

    • X-Gen did not provide a reason for the shortage.
    • Pfizer has Neosporin ampules available.

Available Products

    • Neosporin irrigation solution, Pfizer, 40 mg - 200000 unit/mL, 1 mL ampule, 10 count, NDC 61570-0047-10

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • X-Gen has neomycin and polymyxin B sulfate 40 mg - 200,000 unit/mL 20 mL multidose vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of mid-February 2020. Neomcyin and polymyxin B sulfate 40 mg - 200,000 unit/mL 1 mL ampules in 10 and 50 count boxes are on back order and the company estimates a release date in early-April 2020.

Updated

Updated February 5, 2020 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created December 16, 2019 by Rachael Freeman, PharmD, BCPS. © 2020, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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