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Sodium Bicarbonate Injection, USP
Status: Currently in Shortage
»Date first posted: 03/01/2017
»Therapeutic Categories: Endocrinology/Metabolism; Gastroenterology; Pediatric

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Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc./IMS (Revised 02/03/2021)

Company Contact Information:
800-423-4136

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
Sodium Bicarbonate Inj. USP, 8.4%, 50mL Luer-Jet Prefilled Syringe, (NDC 0548-3352-00), (new NDC 76329-3352-1) On backorder due to the increase in demand Demand increase for the drug

Exela Pharma Sciences, LLC (Revised 02/23/2021)

Company Contact Information:
828-758-5474 ext. 154

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
Sodium Bicarbonate Inj. USP, 8.4%, 50mL (NDC 51754-5001-1) Available Demand increase for the drug

Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC (Revised 02/16/2021)

Company Contact Information:
888-386-1300

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
4.2% Single dose vial, 2.5 mEq per 5 mL (0.5 mEq per mL) (42 mg per mL)(NDC 63323-083-05) Available Check wholesalers for inventory Demand increase for the drug
8.4% Single dose vial, 50 mEq per 50 mL (1 mEq per mL) (84 mg per mL)(NDC 63323-089-50) Backordered. Next release February 2021. Check wholesalers for inventory Demand increase for the drug

Hospira, Inc. (Revised 02/23/2021)

Company Contact Information:
844-646-4398

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
Neut (Sodium Bicarbonate Additive Solution); 200 mg/5 mL (4%); Single Dose Glass Fliptop Vial (NDC 0409-6609-02) Discontinued Discontinuation of the manufacture of the drug
Infant; 5 mEq/10 mL (4.2%; 0.5 mEq/mL); LifeShield Abboject Glass Syringe (NDC 0409-5534-34) Next Delivery and Estimated Recovery: February 2023

Dear Valued Customer Emergency Syringe Portfolio Update

Other
44.6 mEq/50 mL (7.5%; 0.9 mEq/mL); LifeShield Abboject Glass Syringe (NDC 0409-4916-34) Available

Dear Valued Customer Emergency Syringe Portfolio Update

Other
50 mEq/50 mL (8.4%; 1 mEq/mL); Single Dose Glass Fliptop Vial (NDC 0409-6625-02) Available Other
50 mEq/50 mL (8.4%; 1 mEq/mL); LifeShield Abboject Glass Syringe (NDC 0409-6637-34)

Extended Use Dates Provided by Pfizer to Assist with Emergency Syringe Shortages


Dear Valued Customer Emergency Syringe Portfolio Update
Demand increase for the drug
Pediatric; 10 mEq/10 mL (8.4%; 1 mEq/mL); LifeShield Abboject Glass Syringe (NDC 0409-4900-34) Discontinued Discontinuation of the manufacture of the drug

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