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Potassium Chloride Concentrate Injection
Status: Currently in Shortage
»Date first posted: 11/02/2021
»Therapeutic Categories: Endocrinology/Metabolism; Gastroenterology; Pediatric; Total Parenteral Nutrition

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B. Braun Medical Inc. (Revised 05/09/2022)

Company Contact Information:
800-227-2862

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
(2 mEq K /mL) 250mL bulk package Catalog# S9402-11(NDC 0264-1940-20) Product on allocation to contracted customers. Discontinuation of manufacturing
Concentrated Potassium Chloride Injection USP 250 mL Plastic Bag P9402 (NDC 0264-1944-20) Product on allocation for contracted customers Increased demand

Baxter Healthcare (Revised 04/27/2022)

Company Contact Information:
888-229-0001

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
10 mEq/100 mL in VIAFLEX Plastic Container; Product Code 2B0826 (NDC 0338-0709-48) Available on allocation Demand increase for the drug
10 mEq/50 mL in VIAFLEX Plastic Container; Product Code 2B0821 (NDC 0338-0705-41) Available on allocation Demand increase for the drug
20 mEq/100 mL in VIAFLEX Plastic Container; Product Code 2B0827 (NDC 0338-0705-48) Limited Supply on Allocation; Recovery late May 2022 Demand increase for the drug
20 mEq/50 mL in VIAFLEX Plastic Container; Product Code 2B0822 (NDC 0338-0703-41) Limited Supply on Allocation; Recovery May 2022 Demand increase for the drug
40 mEq/100 mL in VIAFLEX Plastic Container; Product Code 2B0824 (NDC 0338-0703-48) Limited Supply on Allocation; Recovery May 2022

Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC (Revised 05/04/2022)

Company Contact Information:
888-386-1300

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
60 mEq per 30 mL (2 mEq per mL), Multi dose, plastic vial, (NDC 63323-967-30) Backordered. Next release June 2022. Manufacturing delays
10 mEq per 5 mL(2 mEq per mL), Single dose, plastic vial, (NDC 63323-965-05) Backordered. Next release May 2022. Manufacturing delays
20 mEq per 10 mL (2 mEq per mL), Single dose, plastic vial, (NDC 63323-965-10) Backordered. Next release June 2022. Check wholesaler inventory Manufacturing delays
40 mEq per 20 mL (2 mEq per mL), Single dose, plastic vial, (NDC 63323-965-20) Backordered. Next release June 2022. Manufacturing delays

Hospira, Inc. (Revised 05/10/2022)

Company Contact Information:
844-646-4398

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
10 mEq/5 mL (2 mEq/mL) Single Dose Glass Fliptop Vial (NDC 0409-6635-01) Next Delivery: July 2022; Estimated Recovery: August 2022 Demand increase for the drug
20 mEq/10 mL (2 mEq/mL) Single Dose Plastic Fliptop Vial (NDC 0409-6651-06) Limited Supply Available. Next Delivery: May 2022; Estimated Recovery: November 2022 Demand Increase for the drug
40 mEq/20 mL (2 mEq/mL) Single Dose Plastic Fliptop Vial (NDC 00409-6653-05) Limited Supply Available. Next Delivery: May 2022; Estimated Recovery: June 2022 Demand increase for the drug

ICU Medical, Inc. (Reverified 05/05/2022)

Company Contact Information:
877-976-7747

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
Potassium Chloride Injection, 20 mEq/50 mL (Legacy Hospira NDC 0409-7077-14) (ICU Medical NDC 0990-7077-14) Allocation ICU Medical acquired these products from Hospira, a Pfizer company. For questions or inquiries regarding these Hospira labeled products, please contact ICU Medical. Demand Increase for the Drug
Potassium Chloride Injection, 10 mEq/100 mL (Legacy Hospira NDC 0409-7074-26) (ICU Medical NDC 0990-7074-26) Unavailable ICU Medical acquired these products from Hospira, a Pfizer company. For questions or inquiries regarding these Hospira labeled products, please contact ICU Medical. Demand Increase for the Drug
Potassium Chloride Injection, 10 mEq/50 mL (Legacy Hospira NDC 0409-7075-14) (ICU Medical NDC 0990-7075-14) Allocation ICU Medical acquired these products from Hospira, a Pfizer company. For questions or inquiries regarding these Hospira labeled products, please contact ICU Medical. Demand Increase for the Drug
Potassium Chloride Injection, 20 mEq/100 mL (Legacy Hospira NDC 0409-7075-26) (ICU Medical NDC 0990-7075-26) Allocation ICU Medical acquired these products from Hospira, a Pfizer company. For questions or inquiries regarding these Hospira labeled products, please contact ICU Medical. Demand Increase for the Drug
Potassium Chloride Injection, 40 mEq/100 mL (Legacy Hospira NDC 0409-7077-26) (ICU Medical NDC 0990-7077-26) Allocation ICU Medical acquired these products from Hospira, a Pfizer company. For questions or inquiries regarding these Hospira labeled products, please contact ICU Medical. Demand Increase for the Drug

Nexus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (New 02/02/2022)

Company Contact Information:
888-806-4606

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
29.8 g/L (20 mEq) 50 mL (NDC 14789-107-08) Backordered. Available early March 2022. Increased demand
29.8 g/L (40 mEq) 100 mL (NDC 14789-107-16) Backordered. Available early March 2022. Increased demand
14.9 g/L (20 mEq) 100 mL (NDC 14789-108-16) Backordered. Available early March 2022. Increased demand
14.9 g/L (10 mEq) 50 mL (NDC 14789-108-08) Backordered. Available early March 2022. Increased demand
7.45 g/L ( 10 mEq) 100 mL (NDC 14789-109-16) Backordered. Available early March 2022. Increased demand

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