Update on Injectable Penicillin Availability

A manufacturing delay has resulted in the shortage of Pfizer's Pencillin G Procaine
A manufacturing delay has resulted in the shortage of Pfizer's Pencillin G Procaine

Updated information regarding the availability of Pfizer's Pencillin G Procaine has been released by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 

Penicillin G Procaine 1,200,000 Units/2mL prefilled syringe (2mL) and Penicillin G Procaine 600,000 Units/1mL prefilled syringe (1mL) are still on backorder, however the company now reports the next delivery is anticipated in April 2017, rather than February 2017. The reason for the shortage as per the FDA is due to a manufacturing delay. 

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Penicillin G Procaine is an antibiotic that exerts a bactericidal action against penicillin-susceptible microorganisms during the stage of active multiplication. It acts through inhibition of biosynthesis of cell-wall mucopeptide.

Short dated product (9/30/16) is currently available. 

For more information call (800) 533-4535 or visit Pfizer.com or FDA.gov

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