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11/3/2023

Levothyroxine Sodium Injection

Products Affected - Description

    • Levothyroxine sodium solution for injection, Fresenius Kabi, 20 mcg/mL (100 mcg), 5 mL single dose vial, NDC 63323-0885-10
    • Levothyroxine sodium powder for solution for injection, Par Pharmaceuticals, 200 mcg single dose vial, NDC 42023-0202-01
    • Levothyroxine sodium powder for solution for injection, Par Pharmaceuticals, 500 mcg single dose vial, NDC 42023-0203-01
    • Levothyroxine sodium powder for solution for injection, Sagent, 200 mcg single dose vial, NDC 70860-0452-10

Reason for the Shortage

    • Fresenius Kabi did not provide a reason for the shortage.
    • Par did not provide a reason for the shortage.
    • Piramal Critical Care discontinued levothyroxine injection in late-2022.
    • Sagent did not provide a reason for the shortage.

Available Products

    • Levothyroxine sodium powder for solution for injection, Fresenius Kabi, 500 mcg single dose vial, NDC 63323-0648-10
    • Levothyroxine sodium powder for solution for injection, Fresenius Kabi, 200 mcg single dose vial, NDC 63323-0647-10
    • Levothyroxine sodium powder for solution for injection, Fresenius Kabi, 100 mcg single dose vial, NDC 63323-0649-07
    • Levothyroxine sodium solution for injection, Fresenius Kabi, 100 mcg/mL (500 mcg), 5 mL single dose vial, NDC 63323-0895-10
    • Levothyroxine sodium solution for injection, Fresenius Kabi, 40 mcg/mL (200 mcg), 5 mL single dose vial, NDC 63323-0890-10
    • Levothyroxine sodium powder for solution for injection, Par Pharmaceuticals, 100 mcg single dose vial, NDC 42023-0201-01

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Fresenius Kabi has short-dated levothyroxine 20 mcg/mL 5 mL vials available with an expiration date of < 6 months.
    • Par has short-dated levothyroxine 200 mcg and 500 mcg vials available.
    • Sagent has short-dated levothyroxine 200 mcg vials available with an expiration date of April 2024.

Updated

Updated November 3, 2023 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created February 16, 2022 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2023, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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