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Shelf Life Extension Possible for Some IV Solutions in Short Supply

January 24, 2018

Some intravenous (IV) solution products manufactured by Baxter Healthcare Corporation that are in critical short supply may be used beyond the manufacturer’s labeled expiration date, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Extended shelf life is supported only for specific IV products and product codes listed in the FDA alert. These products were selected based on data provided by Baxter Healthcare Corporation and reviewed by the FDA.

Last week, the FDA provided the public with an update on the agency’s efforts to mitigate ongoing IV solution shortages.


Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Extension of Shelf Life Provided by Baxter Healthcare Corporation to Assist with IV Solution Shortages. January 22, 2018. Available at: click here. Accessed January 23, 2018.