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12/6/2021

Ceftazidime Injection

Products Affected - Description

    • Tazicef powder for solution for injection, Pfizer, 1 gram, vial, 25 count, NDC 00409-5082-16
    • Tazicef powder for solution for injection, Pfizer, 2 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 00409-5084-11
    • Tazicef powder for solution for injection, Pfizer, 6 gram, vial, 6 count, NDC 00409-5086-11
    • Ceftazidime powder for solution for injection, Sagent, 1 gram, vial, 25 count, NDC 25021-0127-20

Reason for the Shortage

    • Pfizer has Tazicef on shortage due to increased demand.
    • Sagent did not provide a reason for the shortage.
    • BBraun had ceftazidime on allocation due to increased demand.
    • Teligent has Fortaz available.
    • WG Critical Care has ceftazidime available.

Available Products

    • Fortaz powder for solution for injection, Teligent, 1 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 24987-0378-10
    • Fortaz powder for solution for injection, Teligent, 500 mg, vial, 10 count, NDC 24987-0377-10
    • Tazicef powder for solution for injection, Pfizer, 1 gram, ADD-Vantage vial, 25 count, NDC 00409-5092-16
    • Tazicef powder for solution for injection, Pfizer, 2 gram, ADD-Vantage vial, 10 count, NDC 00409-5093-11
    • Ceftazidime injection, BBraun, 1 gram/50 mL, premixed bag, 24 count, NDC 00264-3143-11
    • Ceftazidime injection, BBraun, 2 gram/50 mL, premixed bag, 24 count, NDC 00264-3145-11
    • Ceftazidime powder for solution for injection, Sagent, 2 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 25021-0128-50
    • Ceftazidime powder for solution for injection, Sagent, 6 gram, vial, 6 count, NDC 25021-0129-99
    • Ceftazidime powder for solution for injection, WG Critical Care, 1 gram, vial, 25 count, NDC 44567-0235-25
    • Ceftazidime powder for solution for injection, WG Critical Care, 2 gram, vial, 10 count, NDC 44567-0236-10
    • Ceftazidime powder for solution for injection, WG Critical Care, 6 gram, vial, 6 count, NDC 44567-0237-06

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Pfizer has Tazicef 1 gram and 2 gram vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of December 2021. The 6 gram vials are on allocation.
    • Sagent has ceftazidime 1 gram vials on limited allocation.

Updated

Updated December 6, 2021 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created November 29, 2011 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2021, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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