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8/14/2022

Remifentanil Injection

Products Affected - Description

    • Ultiva lyophilized powder for injection, Mylan Institutional, 1 mg, vial, 10 count, NDC 67457-0198-03
    • Remifentanil lyophilized powder for injection, Fresenius Kabi, 1 mg, vial, 10 count, NDC 63323-0723-03
    • Remifentanil lyophilized powder for injection, Fresenius Kabi, 2 mg, vial, 10 count, NDC 63323-0724-05
    • Remifentanil lyophilized powder for injection, Fresenius Kabi, 5 mg, vial, 10 count, NDC 63323-0725-10
    • Remifentanil lyophilized powder for injection, Hikma, 1 mg, vial, 10 count, NDC 00143-9391-10
    • Remifentanil lyophilized powder for injection, Hikma, 2 mg, vial, 10 count, NDC 00143-9392-10
    • Remifentanil lyophilized powder for injection, Hikma, 5 mg, vial, 10 count, NDC 00143-9393-10

Reason for the Shortage

    • Fresenius Kabi has remifentanil injection on shortage due to increased demand.
    • Hikma did not provide a reason for the shortage.
    • Mylan Institutional did not provide a reason for the shortage.

Available Products

    • Ultiva lyophilized powder for injection, Mylan Institutional, 2 mg, vial, 10 count, NDC 67457-0198-05
    • Ultiva lyophilized powder for injection, Mylan Institutional, 5 mg, vial, 10 count, NDC 67457-0198-10

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Fresenius Kabi has remifentanil 2 mg vials on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date. The 1 mg and 5 mg vials are on back order and the company estimates a release date of mid-August 2022.
    • Hikma has remifentanil 1 mg, 2 mg, and 5 mg vials on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.
    • Mylan Institutional has Ultiva 1 mg vials on back order and the company estimates a release date in mid-August 2022. The 2 mg and 5 mg vials are available.

Updated

Updated August 14, 2022 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created June 22, 2022 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2022, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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