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. (Revised 11/02/2017)

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 (Revised 10/18/2017)

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 Limited quantities will be available in the next few weeks. Baxter will provide further updates as more product becomes available. 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

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

Hospira, Inc. (Revised 12/01/2017)

Company Contact Information:
844-646-4398

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
5 mg/mL; 500 mg/100 mL (Single Pack) Flexible Container (NDC 0409-7811-24) Next delivery: Mid December 2017. Estimated recovery: December 2017 Shortage per Manufacturer: Manufacturing Delay Other
5 mg/mL; 500 mg/100 mL (Quad Pack) Flexible Container (NDC 0409-7811-37) Next delivery: Mid December 2017. Estimated recovery: March 2018 Shortage per Manufacturer: Manufacturing Delay Other

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