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Caffeine Citrate Oral Solution

Reason for the Shortage

    • Caraco discontinued caffeine citrate oral solution in mid-2015.
    • Exela Pharma Sciences launched caffeine citrate oral solution in mid-2015.
    • Fresenius states the reason for the shortage was manufacturing delays.
    • Sagent states the reason for the shortage was manufacturing delays.

Available Products

    • Caffeine Citrate oral solution, Exela Pharma Sciences, 20 mg/mL, 3 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 51754-0501-03
    • Caffeine Citrate oral solution, Fresenius Kabi, 20 mg/mL, 3 mL vial, 5 count, NDC 63323-0406-03
    • Caffeine Citrate oral solution, Sagent, 20 mg/mL, 3 mL vial, 1 count, NDC 25021-0602-03

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • All marketed presentations are available.


Updated May 26, 2016 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created November 11, 2011 by Jane Chandramouli, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Copyright 2017, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.


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