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Propranolol Injection

Products Affected - Description

    • Propranolol intravenous injection, Sandoz, 1 mg/mL, 1 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 00781-3777-95

Reason for the Shortage

    • Ben Venue closed its plant in Bedford, Ohio in July 2014.
    • Fresenius Kabi has propranolol injection available.
    • Sandoz cannot provide a reason for the shortage.
    • West-Ward has propranolol injection available.

Available Products

    • Propranolol intravenous injection, Fresenius Kabi, 1 mg/mL, 1 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 63323-0604-01
    • Propranolol intravenous injection, West-Ward, 1 mg/mL, 1 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 00143-9872-01

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Sandoz has propranolol 1 mg/mL 1 mL vials temporarily unavailable and the company cannot estimate a new production date.
    • West-Ward and Fresenius Kabi have propranolol injection available.


Updated August 1, 2016 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created April 11, 2014 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Copyright 2017, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.


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