FDA Drug Shortages

Current and Resolved Drug Shortages and Discontinuations Reported to FDA

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Metronidazole Injection, USP
Status: Currently in Shortage
»Date first posted: 10/11/2017
»Therapeutic Categories: Anti-Infective

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B. Braun Medical Inc. (Reverified 07/24/2018)

Company Contact Information:
800-227-2862

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
Metronidazole Injection 500mg (5mg/mL) 100mL D5353-5224 (NDC 0264-5535-32) Product on allocation. Estimated recovery: Q1 2018

Dear Customer Letter

Manufacturing interruptions and demand increase

Baxter Healthcare (Reverified 12/12/2018)

Company Contact Information:
888-229-0001

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
Metronidazole Injection 500mg Isotonic Saline in VIAFLO container, 100 mL Product code FE3400G (NDC 0338-9554-50) Product code FE3400G Unavailable Baxter Healthcare Corporation in conjunction with FDA has initiated temporary importation of Metronidazole Injection 500mg/100 mL in VIAFLO (non PVC) plastic container into the U.S. market to address drug shortages.

Dear Health Care Letter, Ireland

Metronidazole Injection, USP, 500 mg/100 mL, in VIAFLEX Plus Container (NDC 0338-1055-48) Available Other

Hospira, Inc. (Revised 12/06/2018)

Company Contact Information:
844-646-4398

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
500 mg/100 mL (5 mg/mL); Flexible Container (NDC 00409-7811-24) Limited Supply Available. Next Delivery: December 2018; Estimated Recovery: March 2019 Check Wholesaler for Availability Shortage per Manufacturer: Manufacturing Delay Other
500 mg/100 mL (5 mg/mL); Flexible Container (NDC 00409-7811-37) Available Other

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