Erbitux ® (cetuximab) injection for intravenous infusion

100 mg in 50 mL vial; 200 mg in 100 mL vial

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ERBITUX® (cetuximab): Storage and Stability

Cetuximab should be stored in a manner consistent with its prescribing information.


Detailed Information

Cetuximab is supplied as a sterile, preservative-free, clear, colorless solution at concentrations of

  • 100 mg/50 mL, single-use vial (NDC 66733-948-23), and
  • 200 mg/100 mL, single-use vial (NDC 66733-958-23).1


  • Do not freeze. Increased particulate formation may occur at temperatures at or below 32°F (0°C).
  • Store cetuximab vials under refrigeration at 36°F to 46°F (2°C to 8°C).
  • Preparations of cetuximab in infusion containers are chemically and physically stable for up to
    • 12 hours at 36°F to 46°F (2°C to 8°C), or
    • 8 hours at controlled room temperature 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C).1


  • Discard any remaining solution in the infusion container after 8 hours at controlled room temperature or after 12 hours at 36°F to 46°F (2°C to 8°C).
  • Discard any unused portion of the vial.1


1Erbitux [package insert]. Indianapolis, IN: Eli Lilly and Company; 2019.


NDC = national drug code

Date of Last Review: November 02, 2020

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