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Current and Resolved Drug Shortages and Discontinuations Reported to FDA

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 Potassium Chloride Injection

 Status: Currently in Shortage

 » Date first reported: 05/15/2012
 » Therapeutic Categories: Gastroenterology; Endocrinology/Metabolism; Pediatric; Total Parenteral Nutrition

B. Braun Medical Inc. (Revised 02/27/2014)

Company Contact Information:
800-227-2862

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
2 mEq/mL, 250 mL bulk package (NDC 00264-1940-20) Available Per manufacturer: No shortage Other

Baxter Healthcare (Reverified 09/09/2014)

Company Contact Information:
Customer Service: 1-800-ANA-DRUG (1-800-262-3784)

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
10 mEq/100 mL in sterile water (NDC 00338-0709-48) Available Demand increase for the drug
20 mEq/100 mL in sterile water (NDC 00338-0705-48) Available Demand increase for the drug
40 mEq/100 mL in sterile water (NDC 00338-0703-48) Available Demand increase for the drug
20 mEq/50 mL in sterile water (NDC 00338-0703-41) Available Demand increase for the drug
10 mEq/50 mL in sterile water (NDC 00338-0705-41) Available Demand increase for the drug
20 mEq/1000 mL in lactated ringers and dextrose 5% (NDC 00338-0811-04) Available Demand increase for the drug
20 mEq/1000 mL in 5% dextrose and 0.9% sodium chloride (NDC 00338-0803-04) Available Demand increase for the drug
20 mEq/1000 mL in 0.9% sodium chloride (NDC 00338-0691-04) Available
40 mEq/1000 mL in 5% dextrose and 0.45% sodium chloride (NDC 00338-0675-04) Available
20 mEq/1000 mL in 5% dextrose (NDC 00338-0683-04) Available
40 mEq/1000 mL in 0.9% sodium chloride (NDC 00338-0695-04) Available
20 mEq/1000 mL in 5% dextrose and 0.45% sodium chloride (NDC 00338-0671-04) Available
20 mEq/500 mL in 5% dextrose and 0.45% sodium chloride (NDC 00338-0671-03) Available
20 mEq/1000 mL in 0.45% sodium chloride (NDC 00338-0704-34) Available
40 mEq/1000 mL in 5% dextrose and 0.9% sodium chloride (NDC 00338-0807-04) Available
20 mEq/500 mL in 5% dextrose and 0.2% sodium chloride (NDC 00338-0663-03) Available
20 mEq/1000 mL in 5% dextrose and 0.2% sodium chloride (NDC 00338-0663-04) Available
10 mEq/1000 mL in 5% dextrose and 0.45% sodium chloride (NDC 00338-0669-04) Available
30 mEq/1000 mL in 5% dextrose and 0.45% sodium chloride (NDC 00338-0673-04) Available

Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC (Reverified 09/11/2014)

Company Contact Information:
888-386-1300

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
2 mEq/mL, 5 mL vials, (NDC 63323-0965-05) Available Check wholesalers for inventory Demand increase for the drug
2 mEq/mL, 10 mL vials, (NDC 63323-0965-10) Backordered. Next release anticipated October 2014 Check wholesalers for inventory Demand increase for the drug
2 mEq/mL, 15 mL vials, (NDC 63323-0965-15) Unavailable Shortage per Manufacturer: Increased demand Manufacturing Delay Demand increase for the drug
2 mEq/mL, 20 mL vials, (NDC 63323-0965-20) Backordered. Next release anticipated October 2014. Check wholesalers for inventory Demand increase for the drug
2 mEq/mL, 30 mL vials, (NDC 63323-0967-30) Available Check wholesalers for inventory Demand increase for the drug

Hospira, Inc. (Revised 09/03/2014)

Company Contact Information:
877-946-7747

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
2 mEq/mL; 250 mL bottle (NDC 0409-1513-02) Available Please check with your wholesaler for available inventory. Shortage per manufacturer: Available. Other
2 mEq/mL; 15 mL vial (NDC 0409-6636-01) Next delivery and estimated recovery TBD Please check with your wholesaler for available inventory. Demand increase for the drug
2 mEq/mL; 20 mL vial (NDC 0409-6651-06) Available Please check with your wholesaler for available inventory. Shortage per manufacturer: Available. Other
2 mEq/mL; 20 mL vial (NDC 0409-6653-05) Available Please check with your wholesaler for available inventory. Shortage per manufacturer: Available. Other
10 mEq/100 mL (NDC 0409-7074-26) Available Please check with your wholesaler for available inventory. Shortage per manufacturer: Available. Other
10 mEq/50 mL (NDC 0409-7075-14) Available Please check with your wholesaler for available inventory. Shortage per manufacturer: Available. Other
20 mEq/100 mL, (NDC 0409-7075-26) Available Please check with your wholesaler for available inventory. Shortage per manufacturer: Available. Other
20 mEq/50 mL (NDC 0409-7077-14) Available Please check with your wholesaler for available inventory. Shortage per manufacturer: Available. Other
40 mEq/100 mL (NDC 0409-7077-26) Available Please check with your wholesaler for available inventory. Shortage per manufacturer: Available. Other
40 mEq/1000 mL (NDC 0409-7116-09) Product on allocation Please check with your wholesaler for available inventory. Shortage per manufacturer: Available. Other
20 mEq/1000 mL in 0.9% NaCl (NDC 0409-7115-09) Next delivery September 2014. Estimated recovery 4Q 2014. Please check with your wholesaler for available inventory. Shortage per Manufacturer: Manufacturing delay. Other
20 mEq/1000 mL in 5% dextrose (NDC 0409-7905-09) Available Please check with your wholesaler for available inventory. Shortage per manufacturer: Available. Other
20 mEq/1000 mL in 5% Dex/Lact Ringers (NDC 0409-7111-09) Next delivery September 2014. Estimated recovery 4Q 2014. Please check with your wholesaler for available inventory. Shortage per Manufacturer: Manufacturing delay. Other
10 mEq/500 mL in 5% dex & 0.225% NaCl (NDC 0409-7901-03) Available Please check with your wholesaler for available inventory. Shortage per manufacturer: Available. Other
10 mEq/ 500 mL in 5% dex 0.45% NaCl (NDC 0409-7902-03) Available Please check with your wholesaler for available inventory. Shortage per manufacturer: Available. Other
20 mEq/1000 mL in 5% dex& 0.225% NaCl (NDC 0409-7901-09) Available Please check with your wholesaler for available inventory. Shortage per manufacturer: Available. Other
20 mEq/1000 mL in 5% dex& 0.45% NaCl (NDC 0409-7902-09) Next delivery September 2014. Estimated recovery 3Q 2014. Please check with your wholesaler for available inventory. Shortage per manufacturer: Manufacturing delay. Other
30 mEq/1000 mL in 5% dex& 0.45% NaCl (NDC 0409-7903-09) Available Please check with your wholesaler for available inventory. Shortage per manufacturer: Available. Other
40 mEq/1000 mL in 5% dex& 0.45% NaCl (NDC 0409-7904-09) Available Please check with your wholesaler for available inventory. Shortage per manufacturer: Available. Other
10 mEq/1000 mL in 5% dex & 0.45% NaCl (NDC 0409-7993-09) Next delivery October 2014. Estimated recovery 4Q 2014. Please check with your wholesaler for available inventory. Shortage per manufacturer: Manufacturing delay. Other
20 mEq/1000 mL in 5% dex & 0.9% NaCl (NDC 0409-7107-09) Product on allocation Please check with your wholesaler for available inventory. Shortage per manufacturer: Available. Other
40 mEq/1000 mL in 5% dex & 0.9% NaCl (NDC 0409-7109-09) Available Please check with your wholesaler for available inventory. Shortage per manufacturer: Available. Other
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