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2/6/2023

Azithromycin Injection

Products Affected - Description

    • Azithromycin intravenous lyophilized powder for injection, Eugia US, 500 mg, vial, 10 count, NDC 55150-0174-10
    • Azithromycin intravenous lyophilized powder for injection, Fresenius Kabi, 500 mg, vial, 10 count, NDC 63323-0398-10
    • Azithromycin intravenous lyophilized powder for injection, Pfizer, 500 mg, ADD-Vantage vial, 10 count, NDC 00409-0144-11

Reason for the Shortage

    • Athenex has azithromycin injection available.
    • Eugia did not provide a reason for the shortage.
    • Fresenius Kabi did not provide a reason for the shortage.
    • Pfizer has azithromycin injection on shortage due to manufacturing delays.
    • Slate Run Pharma has azithromycin injection available.
    • Sun Pharma has azithromycin injection available.

Available Products

    • Zithromax intravenous lyophilized powder for injection, Pfizer, 500 mg, vial, 10 count, NDC 00069-3150-83
    • Azithromycin intravenous lyophilized powder for injection, Athenex, 500 mg, vial, 10 count, NDC 70860-0100-10
    • Azithromycin intravenous lyophilized powder for injection, Slate Run Pharmaceuticals, 500 mg, vial, 10 count, NDC 70436-0019-82
    • Azithromycin intravenous lyophilized powder for injection, Sun Pharma, 500 mg, vial, 10 count, NDC 62756-0512-44

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Eugia has azithromycin 500 mg vials on intermittent back order and the company is releasing product as it becomes available.
    • Fresenius Kabi has azithromycin 500 mg vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of mid-February 2023.
    • Pfizer has azithromycin 500 mg vials and Zithromax 500 mg vials available in limited supply.

Updated

Updated February 6, 2023 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created December 2, 2022 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2023, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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