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8/20/2021

Methylprednisolone Acetate Injection

Products Affected - Description

    • Depo-Medrol injection, Pfizer, 20 mg/mL, 5 mL multiple dose vial, 1 count, NDC 00009-0274-01
    • Depo-Medrol injection, Pfizer, 40 mg/mL, 1 mL single dose vial, 1 count, NDC 00009-3073-01
    • Depo-Medrol injection, Pfizer, 40 mg/mL, 1 mL single dose vial, 25 count, NDC 00009-3073-03
    • Depo-Medrol injection, Pfizer, 40 mg/mL, 10 mL multiple dose vial, 1 count, NDC 00009-0280-03
    • Depo-Medrol injection, Pfizer, 40 mg/mL, 10 mL multiple dose vial, 25 count, NDC 00009-0280-52
    • Depo-Medrol injection, Pfizer, 40 mg/mL, 5 mL multiple dose vial, 1 count, NDC 00009-0280-02
    • Depo-Medrol injection, Pfizer, 40 mg/mL, 5 mL multiple dose vial, 25 count, NDC 00009-0280-51
    • Depo-Medrol injection, Pfizer, 80 mg/mL, 1 mL single dose vial, 1 count, NDC 00009-3475-01
    • Depo-Medrol injection, Pfizer, 80 mg/mL, 1 mL single dose vial, 25 count, NDC 00009-3475-03
    • Depo-Medrol injection, Pfizer, 80 mg/mL, 5 mL multiple dose vial, 1 count, NDC 00009-0306-02
    • Depo-Medrol injection, Pfizer, 80 mg/mL, 5 mL multiple dose vial, 25 count, NDC 00009-0306-12
    • Methylprednisolone Acetate injection, Teva, 40 mg/mL, 1 mL single dose vial, 1 count, NDC 00703-0031-01
    • Methylprednisolone Acetate injection, Teva, 40 mg/mL, 1 mL single dose vial, 25 count, NDC 00703-0031-04
    • Methylprednisolone Acetate injection, Teva, 40 mg/mL, 10 mL multiple dose vial, 1 count, NDC 00703-0045-01
    • Methylprednisolone Acetate injection, Teva, 40 mg/mL, 5 mL multiple dose vial, 1 count, NDC 00703-0043-01
    • Methylprednisolone Acetate injection, Teva, 80 mg/mL, 1 mL single dose vial, 1 count, NDC 00703-0051-01
    • Methylprednisolone Acetate injection, Teva, 80 mg/mL, 1 mL single dose vial, 25 count, NDC 00703-0051-04
    • Methylprednisolone Acetate injection, Teva, 80 mg/mL, 5 mL multiple dose vial, 1 count, NDC 00703-0063-01

Reason for the Shortage

    • Pfizer has Depo-Medrol on shortage due to increased demand.
    • Amneal has methylprednisolone acetate available.
    • Teva did not provide a reason for the shortage.

Available Products

    • Methylprednisolone Acetate injection, Amneal, 40 mg/mL, 1 mL single dose vial, 1 count, NDC 70121-1573-01
    • Methylprednisolone Acetate injection, Amneal, 40 mg/mL, 1 mL single dose vial, 25 count, NDC 70121-1573-05
    • Methylprednisolone Acetate injection, Amneal, 80 mg/mL, 1 mL single dose vial, 1 count, NDC 70121-1574-01
    • Methylprednisolone Acetate injection, Amneal, 80 mg/mL, 1 mL single dose vial, 25 count, NDC 70121-1574-05

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Teva has all presentations of methylprednisolone acetate on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.
    • Pfizer has Depo-Medrol 20 mg/mL 5 mL multiple-dose vials, 80 mg/mL 1 mL single-dose vials in 1 count and 25 count, and 80 mg/mL 5 mL multiple-dose vials in 1 count in limited availability. All other presentations are on back order and the company estimates a release date of June 2022.

Updated

Created August 20, 2021 by Stephen Andrews, PharmD, BCPS, Drug Information Specialist. © 2021, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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