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12/6/2021

Clindamycin Phosphate Injection

Products Affected - Description

    • Cleocin injection, Pfizer, 150 mg/mL, 2 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 00009-0870-26
    • Cleocin injection, Pfizer, 150 mg/mL, 4 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 00009-0775-26
    • Cleocin injection, Pfizer, 150 mg/mL, 6 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 00009-0902-18
    • Cleocin injection, Pfizer, 150 mg/mL, 60 mL bulk vial, 5 count, NDC 00009-0728-09
    • Clindamycin phosphate injection, Almaject, 150 mg/mL, 2 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 72611-0634-25
    • Clindamycin phosphate injection, Almaject, 150 mg/mL, 4 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 72611-0639-25
    • Clindamycin phosphate injection, Almaject, 150 mg/mL, 6 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 72611-0642-25
    • Clindamycin phosphate injection, Sagent, 150 mg/mL, 6 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 25021-0115-06
    • Clindamycin phosphate injection, Sagent, 150 mg/mL, 60 mL bulk vial, 1 count, NDC 25021-0115-51

Reason for the Shortage

    • Alvogen injectable generic products including clindamycin are being marketed under the brand, Almaject Inc., as of October 1, 2019. The NDC numbers for these products have changed.
    • Akorn discontinued clindamycin injection in early 2020.
    • Baxter has clindamycin injection available.
    • Fresenius Kabi has clindamycin injection available.
    • Pfizer did not provide a reason for the shortages. Pfizer discontinued Cleocin premixed bags in 2018 and ADD-Vantage vials in 2020.
    • Sagent did not provide a reason for the shortage.
    • Sandoz has clindamycin injection available.

Available Products

    • Clindamycin phosphate injection, Almaject, 150 mg/mL, 60 mL bulk vial, 1 count, NDC 72611-0645-55
    • Clindamycin phosphate injection, Baxter, 300 mg/50 mL, in 0.9% sodium chloride premixed container, 24 count, NDC 00338-9545-50
    • Clindamycin phosphate injection, Baxter, 300 mg/50 mL, in 5% dextrose premixed container, 24 count, NDC 00338-3410-50
    • Clindamycin phosphate injection, Baxter, 600 mg/50 mL, in 0.9% sodium chloride premixed container, 24 count, NDC 00338-9549-50
    • Clindamycin phosphate injection, Baxter, 600 mg/50 mL, in 5% dextrose premixed container, 24 count, NDC 00338-3612-50
    • Clindamycin phosphate injection, Baxter, 900 mg/50 mL, in 0.9% sodium chloride premixed container, 24 count, NDC 00338-9553-50
    • Clindamycin phosphate injection, Baxter, 900 mg/50 mL, in 5% dextrose premixed container, 24 count, NDC 00338-3814-50
    • Clindamycin phosphate injection, Fresenius Kabi, 150 mg/mL, 2 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 63323-0282-02
    • Clindamycin phosphate injection, Fresenius Kabi, 150 mg/mL, 4 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 63323-0282-04
    • Clindamycin phosphate injection, Fresenius Kabi, 150 mg/mL, 6 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 63323-0282-06
    • Clindamycin phosphate injection, Fresenius Kabi, 150 mg/mL, 60 mL vial, 1 count, NDC 63323-0282-60
    • Clindamycin phosphate injection, Sagent, 150 mg/mL, 2 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 25021-0115-02
    • Clindamycin phosphate injection, Sagent, 150 mg/mL, 4 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 25021-0115-04
    • Clindamycin phosphate injection, Sandoz, 300 mg/50 mL, in 5% dextrose premixed container, 24 count, NDC 00781-3288-09
    • Clindamycin phosphate injection, Sandoz, 600 mg/50 mL, in 5% dextrose premixed container, 24 count, NDC 00781-3289-09
    • Clindamycin phosphate injection, Sandoz, 900 mg/50 mL, in 5% dextrose premixed container, 24 count, NDC 00781-3290-09

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Almaject has clindamycin phosphate 150 mg/mL 2 mL, 4 mL, and 6 mL vials on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.
    • Sagent has clindamycin phosphate 150 mg/mL 60 mL vials on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date. The 6 mL vials are on allocation.
    • Pfizer has Cleocin 150 mg/mL 2 mL, 4 mL, and 6 mL vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of April 2023. The 60 mL vials are on back order and the company estimates a release date of January 2022.

Updated

Updated December 6, 2021 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created June 13, 2013 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2021, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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