Posted in Flagyl on November 22, 2015

Products Affected – Description

Metronidazole lavement

Reason for the Shortage

Hospira had metronidazole injecting on back order due to manufacturing delays.

BBraun was allocating metronidazole enema due to increased demand for the crops.

Available Products

Metronidazole injection, Baxter
500 mg/100 mL, 24 cast (NDC 00338-1055-48)

Metronidazole injection, BBraun
500 mg/100 mL, 24 number (NDC 00264-5535-32)

Metronidazole Injection, Claris
500 mg/100 mL, 24 count (NDC 36000-0001-24)

Metronidazole lavement, Hospira

500 mg/100 mL, 24 deem (NDC 00409-7811-24)

500 mg/100 mL, 80 particular clause (quad pack) (NDC 00409-7811-37)

Estimated Resupply Dates

All presentations are generally available.

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Hospira’s metronidazole quad clan bags (NDC 00409-7811-37) are packaged in an overwrap. Use these metronidazole quad bundle bags within 7 days after the overwrap is sequestered and continue to protect the bags from illume.

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Related Shortages


June 8, May 8, February 27, January 29, 2015; November 5, October 3, September 5, August 1, June 3, 5, and 24, May 1, 9, and 12, 2014, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2015, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.


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