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11/22/2021

Cytarabine Injection

Products Affected - Description

    • Cytarabine solution for injection, Fresenius Kabi, 100 mg/mL, 20 mL preservative-free vial, 1 count, NDC 63323-0120-20
    • Cytarabine solution for injection, Meitheal Pharmaceuticals, 100 mg/mL, 20 mL preservative-free vial, 1 count, NDC 71288-0109-20
    • Cytarabine solution for injection, Mylan Institutional, 100 mg/mL, 20 mL preservative-free vial, 1 count, NDC 67457-0452-20 - discontinued
    • Cytarabine solution for injection, Mylan Institutional, 20 mg/mL, 50 mL preservative-free vial, 1 count, NDC 67457-0454-50 - discontinued
    • Cytarabine solution for injection, Pfizer, 100 mg/mL, 20 mL preservative-free vial, 1 count, NDC 61703-0319-22
    • Cytarabine solution for injection, Pfizer, 20 mg/mL, 25 mL multiple dose vial, 1 count, NDC 61703-0304-36
    • Cytarabine solution for injection, Pfizer, 20 mg/mL, 50 mL preservative-free vial, 1 count, NDC 61703-0303-46

Reason for the Shortage

    • Fresenius Kabi has cytarabine on shortage due to a manufacturing delay.
    • Pfizer has cytarabine on shortage due to increased demand.
    • Meitheal Pharmaceuticals has cytarabine on shortage due to a manufacturing delay.
    • Mylan Institutional has cytarabine available. Select presentations were discontinued in May 2021.

Available Products

    • Cytarabine solution for injection, Mylan Institutional, 20 mg/mL, 5 mL preservative-free vial, 10 count, NDC 67457-0455-52
    • Cytarabine solution for injection, Pfizer, 20 mg/mL, 5 mL preservative-free vial, 5 count, NDC 61703-0305-38

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Pfizer has cytarabine 20 mg/mL 25 mL and 50 mL vials available in limited supply. The 100 mg/mL 20 mL preservative-free vials are available in limited supply.
    • Fresenius Kabi has cytarabine on back order and the company estimates a release date of late-November to early-December 2021.
    • Meitheal Pharmaceuticals has cytarabine on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.

Updated

Updated November 22, 2021 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created November 1, 2021 by Stephen Andrews, PharmD, BCPS, Drug Information Specialist. © 2021, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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