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12/2/2022

Meperidine Hydrochloride Injection

Products Affected - Description

    • Demerol injection, Pfizer, 100 mg/mL, 1 mL Carpuject syringe, 10 count, NDC 00409-1180-69
    • Meperidine injection, Hikma, 100 mg/mL, 1 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 00641-6054-25
    • Meperidine injection, Hikma, 25 mg/mL, 1 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 00641-6052-25
    • Meperidine injection, Hikma, 50 mg/mL, 1 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 00641-6053-25

Reason for the Shortage

    • Hikma did not provide a reason for the shortage.
    • Pfizer has Demerol injection on back order due to increased demand.

Available Products

    • Demerol injection, Pfizer, 25 mg/mL, 1 mL Carpuject syringe, 10 count, NDC 00409-1176-30
    • Demerol injection, Pfizer, 25 mg/mL, 1 mL Nexject prefilled syringe 10 count, NDC 00409-1362-01
    • Demerol injection, Pfizer, 50 mg/mL, 1 mL Carpuject syringe, 10 count, NDC 00409-1178-30
    • Demerol injection, Pfizer, 50 mg/mL, 1 mL Nexject prefilled syringe 10 count, NDC 00409-1418-01
    • Demerol injection, Pfizer, 50 mg/mL, 30 mL multiple dose vial, 1 count, NDC 00409-1181-30
    • Demerol injection, Pfizer, 75 mg/mL, 1 mL Carpuject syringe, 10 count, NDC 00409-1179-30

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Hikma has 25 mg/mL 1 mL vials, 50 mg/mL vials, and 100 mg/mL 1 mL vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of late-December 2022 for the 25mg/mL 1 mL vials and 100 mg/mL 1 mL vials and early-December 2022 for the 50 mg/mL 1 mL vials.
    • Pfizer has Demerol 100 mg/mL 1 mL Carpuject syringes on back order and the company estimates a release date of December 2022. The 25 mg/mL 1 mL Carpuject syringes are on back order and the company estimates a release date of January 2023.

Updated

Updated December 2, 2022 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created September 27, 2022 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2022, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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