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Current Drug Shortages

Drug shortages can have a significant impact on patient care and public health. Drugs in short supply often include sterile injectables and potentially life-saving oncology (cancer) treatments. Besides the lack of effective drug treatment, many other areas of medical care can be impacted, including medical procedure delays, treatment protocol delays, rates of medication errors, patient health outcomes, and cost. Notice from manufacturers to the FDA about impending or current drug shortages allows the FDA to work with the manufacturers to prevent a drastic shortage.

The Drugs.com Current Drug Shortages List is a searchable database that provides up-to-date information for consumers and healthcare professionals related to current drug shortages. Results can be sorted by generic name or latest revision date. Information related to affected product, reason for shortage, available products, estimated resupply dates, and alternative drug therapy is listed for each individual agent.

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Generic Name DownUp Revision Date DownUp
14.6% Sodium Chloride Concentrated Solution for Injection August 18, 2016
23.4% Sodium Chloride Concentrated Solution for Injection January 13, 2017
5% Lidocaine and 7.5% Dextrose Injection January 30, 2017
70% Dextrose Injection Large Volume Bags April 18, 2017
Acetylcholine Chloride Powder for Intraocular Solution May 13, 2016
Acetylcysteine Inhalation Solution March 13, 2017
Acyclovir Suspension May 13, 2015
Albuterol Inhalation Solution March 1, 2017
Amikacin Injection April 3, 2017
Aminocaproic Acid Injection June 30, 2016
Ammonium Chloride Injection January 31, 2017
Ammonium Molybdate Injection March 8, 2017
Amoxicillin and Clavulanate 1000 mg/62.5 mg Extended-Release Tablets February 6, 2017
Ampicillin Injection March 24, 2017
Ampicillin Sulbactam April 7, 2017
Anagrelide Capsules August 4, 2016
Aripiprazole Injection October 19, 2013
Aripiprazole Short-Acting Intramuscular Injection July 30, 2015
Asparaginase Erwinia chrysanthemi April 25, 2017
Atropine Sulfate Injection March 1, 2017
Atropine Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution April 25, 2017
Avibactam/Ceftazidime Injection January 24, 2017
Azathioprine Injection June 11, 2015
Azathioprine Tablets September 15, 2015
BCG Vaccine Live Intravesical November 18, 2016
Belatacept Injection March 7, 2017
Benzonatate Capsules May 9, 2016
Benztropine Injection December 22, 2016
Bleomycin Sulfate Injection April 13, 2017
Boceprevir Capsules December 9, 2015
Bupivacaine Injection April 27, 2017
Caffeine and Sodium Benzoate Injection November 6, 2016
Caffeine Citrate Injection October 1, 2015
Caffeine Citrate Injection and Oral Solution June 22, 2015
Calcitriol Injection June 3, 2016
Calcium Chloride Injection April 18, 2017
Calcium Gluconate Injection April 13, 2017
Carboplatin Solution for Injection March 21, 2017
Cardioplegic Solution for Cardiac Perfusion July 26, 2016
Carvedilol Tablets June 14, 2016
Cefepime Injection April 6, 2017
Cefotaxime Injection April 11, 2017
Cefotetan Disodium Injection April 3, 2017
Cefoxitin Sodium Injection March 30, 2017
Cefpodoxime September 27, 2016
Ceftazidime Injection April 21, 2017
Ceftriaxone Sodium Injection April 4, 2017
Chloramphenicol Sodium Succinate Injection May 11, 2016
Chloroquine Phosphate Tablets February 6, 2017
Chloroquine Tablets June 17, 2016
Chlorpromazine Injection August 23, 2016
Ciprofloxacin Oral Suspension January 20, 2017
Cisatracurium Besylate Injection September 9, 2016
Cisplatin Injection April 13, 2017
Clindamycin Injection April 13, 2017
Cyclopentolate Hydrochloride and Phenylephrine Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution October 17, 2016
Cytarabine Injection October 19, 2016
Dacarbazine Injection March 30, 2015
Deferoxamine Mesylate Injection February 29, 2016
Desmopressin Injection November 7, 2016
Dexamethasone and Neomycin sulfate and Polymyxin B sulfate ophthalmic ointment November 24, 2015
Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate March 13, 2017
Dexmedetomidine Hydrochloride in 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection February 22, 2017
Dexpanthenol Injection January 27, 2017
Dexrazoxane Injection April 3, 2017
Dextran Low Molecular Weight (Dextran 40), 10% Injection May 9, 2016
Dextrose (25%) Injection January 24, 2017
Dextrose (50%) Injection April 20, 2017
Dextrose 5% Injection Large Volume Bags April 25, 2017
Dibucaine Ointment January 12, 2017
Diltiazem Extended-Release Capsules (Twice-Daily Dosing) January 6, 2017
Diltiazem Injection March 14, 2017
Diphtheria, Tetanus Toxoid, and Acellular Pertussis and Inactivated Poliovirus and Haemophilus B Conjugate Vaccine (DTaP - IPV/Hib) December 19, 2016
Diphtheria, Tetanus Toxoid, and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine (DTaP) December 19, 2016
Dolasetron Mesylate Injection March 8, 2017
Dopamine Hydrochloride Injection April 4, 2017
Doxorubicin Injection April 5, 2017
Doxycycline Hyclate Injection July 8, 2016
Droperidol Injection June 11, 2015
Electrolyte Concentrate April 24, 2017
Enalaprilat Injection August 1, 2016
Epinephrine Injection February 24, 2017
Eptifibatide Injection August 11, 2016
Estradiol Valerate Injection April 3, 2017
Ethiodized Oil March 13, 2017
Etomidate Injection March 21, 2017
Ezetimibe and Atorvastatin Tablets September 16, 2015
Famotidine Injection April 5, 2017
Fenoldopam Mesylate Injection June 23, 2016
Ferrous Sulfate Oral Pediatric Drops January 31, 2017
Flumazenil Injection January 31, 2017
Fluorescein Sodium and Benoxinate Hydrochloride Solution August 30, 2016
Fluorouracil Injection October 21, 2016
Flurandrenolide Tape November 10, 2016
Follitropin Beta August 15, 2016
Fomepizole Injection September 8, 2016
Furosemide Injection November 9, 2016
Gadoteridol Injection April 25, 2017
Gentamicin injection February 24, 2017
Haemophilus B Conjugate Vaccine December 19, 2016
Haloperidol Decanoate Injection March 21, 2017
Haloperidol Lactate Injection April 11, 2017
Hydralazine Injection March 24, 2017
Hydroxyamphetamine Hydrobromide and Tropicamide Ophthalmic Solution April 25, 2017
Hydroxyzine Injection March 23, 2015
Imipenem Cilastatin Injection November 11, 2016
Indigo Carmine Injection April 7, 2017
Indocyanine Green February 9, 2017
Indomethacin Capsules April 11, 2017
Intranasal Mucosal Atomization Device April 7, 2017
Ioversol Injection March 20, 2017
Iron Dextran Injection May 9, 2016
Ketorolac Tromethamine Injection March 24, 2017
L-Cysteine Hydrochloride Injection September 8, 2016
Lactated Ringer’s Injection Bags July 26, 2016
Leflunomide Tablets November 11, 2016
Leucovorin Calcium Injection April 6, 2017
Leuprolide Acetate 14-Day Kit February 28, 2017
Levetiracetam Injection April 6, 2017
Levocarnitine Oral Tablets and Solution March 21, 2017
Lidocaine Injection April 6, 2017
Liotrix Tablets February 7, 2017
Lorazepam injectable presentations April 4, 2017
Mannitol Injection December 19, 2016
Melphalan Tablets February 22, 2017
Meningococcal Vaccines March 20, 2017
Methyldopate Injection April 24, 2017
Methylphenidate Hydrochloride Chewable Tablets March 27, 2017
Methylphenidate Hydrochloride Immediate Release Tablets April 8, 2015
Methylphenidate Transdermal April 4, 2017
Methylprednisolone Acetate Injection April 3, 2017
Methylprednisolone Sodium Succinate Injection March 8, 2017
Metoprolol Injection July 8, 2016
Milrinone Injection May 17, 2016
Mitoxantrone Hydrochloride Injection March 7, 2017
Morphine Injections March 1, 2017
Morphine PCA Vials August 1, 2016
Morrhuate Sodium Injection April 24, 2017
Multiple Vitamins for Infusion February 27, 2017
Mupirocin Calcium 2% Cream February 21, 2017
Neomycin and Polymyxin B Sulfates and Dexamethasone Ophthalmic Ointment July 8, 2016
Norepinephrine Bitartrate Injection April 24, 2017
Octreotide Injection April 4, 2017
Ofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution March 24, 2017
Ofloxacin Otic Solution July 28, 2016
Olanzapine Injection March 28, 2017
Ondansetron Injection March 21, 2017
Oxytocin Injection April 12, 2017
Pantoprazole Injection May 9, 2016
PCA Sterile Empty Vials and Injector May 9, 2016
Penicillin G Benzathine April 3, 2017
Penicillin G Benzathine/Penicillin G Procaine April 3, 2017
Penicillin G Procaine Injection April 3, 2017
Phenazopyridine Hydrochloride March 8, 2017
Phenylephrine 2.5% and 10% Ophthalmic Solution April 21, 2015
Phenytoin Injection September 27, 2016
Piperacillin Tazobactam Injection April 3, 2017
Poliovirus Vaccine Inactivated January 9, 2017
Potassium Acetate Injection February 27, 2017
Potassium Chloride Injection April 4, 2017
Prochlorperazine Edisylate Injection August 1, 2016
Promethazine Injection April 4, 2017
Propranolol Hydrochloride Tablets September 9, 2016
Propranolol Injection August 1, 2016
Ranitidine Injection March 21, 2017
Reteplase Injection February 7, 2017
Sodium Acetate Injection February 23, 2017
Sodium Bicarbonate Injection April 18, 2017
Sodium Chloride 0.9% Injection Bags April 4, 2017
Sodium Chloride Concentrated Solution for Injection July 2, 2015
Sodium Nitroprusside Injection April 11, 2017
Sodium Phosphate Injection April 3, 2017
Sterile Empty Vials March 7, 2017
Sterile Water Irrigation October 13, 2015
Sufentanil Injection February 13, 2017
Sumatriptan Nasal Spray September 9, 2016
Synthetic Conjugated Estrogen August 5, 2016
Talc, Sterile April 25, 2017
Tamsulosin Hydrochloride Capsules July 21, 2016
Testosterone Cypionate Intramuscular Injection Intramuscular November 6, 2016
Tetanus and Diphtheria Toxoids Adsorbed March 27, 2017
Tetracaine Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Drops April 4, 2017
Theophylline Extended-Release Tablets March 14, 2017
Thiotepa for Injection April 4, 2017
Thrombin Topical Solution (Bovine) January 6, 2017
Ticarcillin Clavulanate November 17, 2014
Tigecycline Injection February 6, 2017
Tobramycin Injection April 14, 2017
Topotecan Capsules April 24, 2017
Torsemide Injection January 30, 2017
Tretinoin Oral Capsules August 6, 2016
Tromethamine Injection May 20, 2016
Tropicamide 1% Ophthalmic Solution June 16, 2016
Vancomycin Hydrochloride Injection April 11, 2017
Vecuronium Bromide Injection April 7, 2017
Vitamin C January 9, 2017
Vitamin E Aqueous Oral Solution January 25, 2017
Yellow Fever Vaccine Injection March 27, 2017
Zolpidem Tartrate Immediate Release Tablets November 10, 2016
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