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7/19/2022

Epoetin Alfa Injection

Products Affected - Description

    • Retacrit solution for injection, Pfizer, 10,000 unit/mL, 1 mL single dose vial, 10 count, NDC 00069-1308-10
    • Retacrit solution for injection, Pfizer, 2,000 unit/mL, 1 mL single dose vial, 10 count, NDC 00069-1305-10
    • Retacrit solution for injection, Pfizer, 20,000 unit/2 mL, 1 mL multiple dose vial, 10 count, NDC 00069-1318-10
    • Retacrit solution for injection, Pfizer, 20,000 unit/mL, 1 mL multiple dose vial, 10 count, NDC 00069-1311-10
    • Retacrit solution for injection, Pfizer, 3,000 unit/mL, 1 mL single dose vial, 10 count, NDC 00069-1306-10
    • Retacrit solution for injection, Pfizer, 4,000 unit/mL, 1 mL single dose vial, 10 count, NDC 00069-1307-10
    • Retacrit solution for injection, Pfizer, 40,000 unit/mL, 1 mL single dose vial, 4 count, NDC 00069-1309-04

Reason for the Shortage

    • Amgen has Epogen available.
    • Janssen has Procrit available.
    • Pfizer states the reason for the shortage is manufacturing delay.

Available Products

    • Epogen solution for injection, Amgen, 10,000 unit/mL, 1 mL single dose vial, 10 count, NDC 55513-0144-10
    • Epogen solution for injection, Amgen, 2,000 unit/mL, 1 mL single dose vial, 10 count, NDC 55513-0126-10
    • Epogen solution for injection, Amgen, 20,000 unit/2 mL, 2 mL multiple dose vial, 10 count, NDC 55513-0283-10
    • Epogen solution for injection, Amgen, 20,000 unit/mL, 1 mL multiple dose vial, 10 count, NDC 55513-0478-10
    • Epogen solution for injection, Amgen, 3,000 unit/mL, 1 mL single dose vial, 10 count, NDC 55513-0267-10
    • Epogen solution for injection, Amgen, 4,000 unit/mL, 1 mL single dose vial, 10 count, NDC 55513-0148-10
    • Procrit solution for injection, Janssen, 10,000 unit/mL, 1 mL single dose vial, 6 count, NDC 59676-0310-01
    • Procrit solution for injection, Janssen, 10,000 unit/mL, 1 mL single dose vial, 25 count, NDC 59676-0310-02
    • Procrit solution for injection, Janssen, 20,000 unit/2 mL, 2 mL multiple dose vial, 4 count, NDC 59676-0312-04
    • Procrit solution for injection, Janssen, 3,000 unit/mL, 1 mL single dose vial, 6 count, NDC 59676-0303-01
    • Procrit solution for injection, Janssen, 4,000 unit/mL, 1 mL single dose vial, 6 count, NDC 59676-0304-01
    • Procrit solution for injection, Janssen, 40,000 unit/mL, 1 mL single dose vial, 4 count, NDC 59676-0340-01

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Pfizer has Retacrit 20,000 unit/2 mL in 1 mL vials on back order and the company estimates a release date in September 2022. All other presentations are on allocation and the company is releasing supplies weekly.

Updated

Updated July 19, 2022 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created June 27, 2022 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2022, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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