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9/1/2021

Cisatracurium Besylate Injection

Products Affected - Description

    • Cisatracurium besylate injection, Fresenius Kabi, 2 mg/mL, 5 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 63323-0416-05
    • Cisatracurium besylate injection, Pfizer, 10 mg/mL, 20 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 00409-1103-01
    • Cisatracurium besylate injection, Pfizer, 2 mg/mL, 10 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 00409-1208-01
    • Cisatracurium besylate injection, Sandoz, 10 mg/mL, 20 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 00781-3153-95
    • Cisatracurium besylate injection, Sandoz, 2 mg/mL, 5 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 00781-3150-95

Reason for the Shortage

    • Fresenius Kabi has cisatracurium on shortage due to increased demand.
    • Meitheal Pharmaceuticals has cisatracurium on shortage due to increased demand. One lot of cisatracurium 2 mg/mL 5 mL vials has been recalled due to mislabeling. Lot C11507A has the correct carton information, but the vials are mislabeled as phenylephrine 10 mg/mL 10 mL injection. More information can be found at: https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/meitheal-pharmaceuticals-inc-issues-voluntary-nationwide-recall-cisatracurium-besylate-injection-usp?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
    • Pfizer had cisatracurium on shortage due to increased demand.
    • Sandoz had cisatracurium on shortage due to increased demand.
    • Somerset has cisatracurium on shortage due to increased demand.
    • Teva had cisatracurium on shortage due to increased demand.
    • AbbVie did not provide a reason for the shortage of Nimbex.

Available Products

    • Nimbex injection, AbbVie, 10 mg/mL, 20 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 00074-4382-20
    • Nimbex injection, AbbVie, 2 mg/mL, 10 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 00074-4380-10
    • Nimbex injection, AbbVie, 2 mg/mL, 5 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 00074-4378-05
    • Cisatracurium besylate injection, Fresenius Kabi, 10 mg/mL, 20 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 63323-0418-20
    • Cisatracurium besylate injection, Fresenius Kabi, 2 mg/mL, 10 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 63323-0417-10
    • Cisatracurium besylate injection, Meitheal Pharmaceuticals, 10 mg/mL, 20 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 71288-0713-21
    • Cisatracurium besylate injection, Meitheal Pharmaceuticals, 2 mg/mL, 10 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 71288-0714-11
    • Cisatracurium besylate injection, Meitheal Pharmaceuticals, 2 mg/mL, 5 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 71288-0712-06
    • Cisatracurium besylate injection, Pfizer, 2 mg/mL, 5 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 00409-1098-02
    • Cisatracurium besylate injection, Sandoz, 2 mg/mL, 10 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 00781-3152-95
    • Cisatracurium besylate injection, Somerset Therapeutics LLC, 10 mg/mL, 20 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 70069-0151-10
    • Cisatracurium besylate injection, Somerset Therapeutics LLC, 2 mg/mL, 10 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 70069-0161-10
    • Cisatracurium besylate injection, Somerset Therapeutics LLC, 2 mg/mL, 5 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 70069-0141-10
    • Cisatracurium besylate injection, Teva, 10 mg/mL, 20 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 00703-2056-03
    • Cisatracurium besylate injection, Teva, 2 mg/mL, 10 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 00703-2045-03
    • Cisatracurium besylate injection, Teva, 2 mg/mL, 5 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 00703-2033-03

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Fresenius Kabi has cisatracurium 2 mg/mL 5 mL vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of early-September 2021.
    • Pfizer has cisatracurium 2 mg/mL 10 mL vials and 10 mg/mL 20 mL vials available in limited supply.
    • Sandoz has cisatracurium 2 mg/mL 5 mL vials and 10 mg/mL 20 mL vials on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.

Updated

Updated September 1, 2021 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created April 3, 2020 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2021, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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