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Mepivacaine Injection

Products Affected - Description

    • Polocaine-MPF injection, Fresenius Kabi, 1.5%, 30 mL preservative-free vial, NDC 63323-0293-37

Reason for the Shortage

    • Fresenius Kabi had Polocaine on shortage due to manufacturing delays.
    • Pfizer stopped marketing Carbocaine in June 2022. The 2% Carbocaine 50 mL vials were discontinued in April 2021.

Available Products

    • Polocaine injection, Fresenius Kabi, 1%, 50 mL multiple dose vial, NDC 63323-0283-57
    • Polocaine injection, Fresenius Kabi, 2%, 50 mL multiple dose vial, NDC 63323-0296-57
    • Polocaine-MPF injection, Fresenius Kabi, 1%, 30 mL preservative-free vial, NDC 63323-0260-37
    • Polocaine-MPF injection, Fresenius Kabi, 2%, 20 mL preservative-free vial, NDC 63323-0294-27

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Fresenius Kabi has 1.5% Polocaine-MPF 30 mL vials are on back order and the company estimates a release date of late-September 2023.


Updated August 25, 2023 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created June 9, 2017 by Elyse MacDonald, PharmD, MS, BCPS. © 2023, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.



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