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Phenytoin Sodium Injection

Reason for the Shortage

    • Hikma did not provide a reason for this shortage.
    • X-Gen Pharmaceuticals discontinued their phenytoin sodium presentations in April 2017.

Available Products

    • Phenytoin sodium injection, Hikma, 50 mg/mL, 2 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 00641-0493-25
    • Phenytoin sodium injection, Hikma, 50 mg/mL, 5 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 00641-2555-45

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Hikma has phenytoin sodium 50 mg/mL 2 mL and 5 mL vials available.


Updated September 3, 2019 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created March 20, 2018 by Elyse MacDonald, PharmD, MS, BCPS. © 2019, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.


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