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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 Revision Date
0.9% Sodium Chloride 10 mL, 20 mL, and 50 mL Preservative Free Vials and Syringes December 17, 2018
0.9% Sodium Chloride Large Volume Bags November 19, 2018
0.9% Sodium Chloride Small Volume Bags (< 150 mL) November 19, 2018
14.6% Sodium Chloride Concentrated Solution for Injection January 18, 2019
2% Lidocaine Hydrochloride Topical Jelly November 19, 2018
23.4% Sodium Chloride Injection December 17, 2018
25% Dextrose Injection January 18, 2019
5% Dextrose Injection November 19, 2018
5% Dextrose Injection (PVC-free and DEHP-free) November 19, 2018
5% Lidocaine and 7.5% Dextrose Injection November 8, 2018
50% Dextrose Injection January 3, 2019
Abciximab Injection January 3, 2019
Acetylcysteine Oral and Inhalation Solution January 18, 2019
Albuterol Inhalation Solution December 26, 2018
Alcohol Dehydrated Injection (Ethanol) December 26, 2018
Alpha-1 Proteinase Inhibitor January 18, 2019
Amino Acid Products December 3, 2018
Aminophylline Injection December 22, 2018
Amiodarone Injection January 18, 2019
Ammonium Molybdate Injection September 26, 2018
Ampicillin Sodium and Sulbactam Sodium Injection January 9, 2019
Amyl Nitrite Inhalation December 26, 2018
Argatroban Injection January 4, 2019
Asparaginase Erwinia chrysanthemi December 3, 2018
Atropine Ophthalmic Solution January 9, 2019
Atropine Sulfate Injection January 3, 2019
Azithromycin Injection December 6, 2018
Bacteriostatic 0.9% Sodium Chloride Vials January 17, 2019
BCG Live Intravesical January 16, 2019
Belatacept Injection January 9, 2019
Belladonna and Opium Suppositories November 19, 2018
Benztropine Mesylate Injection January 9, 2019
Betamethasone Acetate/Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate Suspension for Injection January 18, 2019
Bisoprolol Fumarate Tablets January 8, 2019
Bumetanide Injection January 18, 2019
Bupivacaine Injection January 17, 2019
Bupivacaine with Epinephrine Injection January 17, 2019
Buprenorphine Hydrochloride Injection December 4, 2018
Buspirone Tablets December 26, 2018
Busulfan Injection January 10, 2019
Butorphanol Tartrate Injection December 22, 2018
Calcitriol Injection December 26, 2018
Calcium Chloride Injection January 15, 2019
Calcium Gluconate Injection January 18, 2019
Carbidopa and Levodopa Extended-Release Tablets December 27, 2018
Cefazolin Injection January 9, 2019
Cefepime Injection January 16, 2019
Cefotaxime Sodium Injection December 3, 2018
Cefoxitin Sodium Injection January 16, 2019
Ceftazidime Injection December 18, 2018
Ceftriaxone Sodium Injection December 19, 2018
Cefuroxime Sodium Injection January 8, 2019
Cidofovir Injection December 26, 2018
Ciprofloxacin Injection November 14, 2018
Ciprofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution December 26, 2018
Ciprofloxacin Oral Suspension November 19, 2018
Clindamycin Phosphate Injection December 14, 2018
Cyclosporine Capsules September 27, 2018
Daptomycin Injection December 13, 2018
Deferoxamine Injection December 14, 2018
Desiccated Thyroid Tablets November 15, 2018
Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate Injection January 4, 2019
Dexmedetomidine Hydrochloride 100 mcg/mL Vials for Injection January 4, 2019
Dexmedetomidine Hydrochloride 4 mcg/mL Premix for Injection January 17, 2019
Dexpanthenol Injection September 24, 2018
Dexrazoxane Injection November 9, 2018
Diazepam Injection January 18, 2019
Diclofenac 0.1% Ophthalmic Solution December 26, 2018
Dicyclomine Injection January 16, 2019
Diltiazem Extended-Release Capsules (Twice-Daily Dosing) December 26, 2018
Diltiazem Hydrochloride Injection December 26, 2018
Diphenhydramine Injection December 27, 2018
Dobutamine Injection January 18, 2019
Dopamine Hydrochloride Injection January 18, 2019
Dorzolamide 2% and Timolol 0.5% Ophthalmic Solution December 21, 2018
Dorzolamide Ophthalmic Solution December 26, 2018
Doxorubicin Injection December 19, 2018
Eflornithine Hydrochloride Cream January 16, 2019
Enalaprilat Injection December 8, 2018
Enoxaparin Sodium Injection January 14, 2019
Epinephrine Auto-Injectors November 15, 2018
Epinephrine Injection December 8, 2018
Erythromycin Lactobionate Injection January 18, 2019
Ethiodized Oil October 25, 2018
Etomidate Injection December 24, 2018
Ezetimibe and Atorvastatin Tablets May 8, 2018
Famotidine Injection January 18, 2019
Fentanyl Citrate Injection January 8, 2019
Fluconazole Injection January 4, 2019
Fludrocortisone Acetate Tablets December 14, 2018
Flumazenil Injection December 21, 2018
Fluorescein Sodium Ophthalmic Strips December 26, 2018
Fluorouracil Injection January 18, 2019
Fluphenazine Tablets November 12, 2018
Folic Acid Injection January 14, 2019
Furosemide Injection December 3, 2018
Furosemide Tablets December 19, 2018
Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Ointment December 26, 2018
Guanfacine Hydrochloride Tablets January 4, 2019
Haloperidol Tablets December 10, 2018
Heparin Injection January 4, 2019
Heparin Sodium Premixed Bags January 16, 2019
Hepatitis A Virus Vaccine Inactivated January 10, 2019
Hepatitis B Vaccine (Recombinant) December 19, 2018
Hydralazine injection January 18, 2019
Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Injection January 10, 2019
Hydroxocobalamin Injection December 10, 2018
Hydroxyethyl Starch in Sodium Chloride Injection December 11, 2018
Hydroxyprogesterone Caproate Injection December 10, 2018
Hypromellose Ophthalmic Solution December 26, 2018
Immune Globulin, Subcutaneous (Human) January 17, 2019
Indocyanine Green December 26, 2018
Indomethacin Capsules January 10, 2019
Iopamidol Injection January 10, 2019
Iron Dextran Injection December 17, 2018
Isocarboxazid Tablets November 2, 2018
Isosorbide Dinitrate Extended-Release Tablets September 21, 2018
Ketamine Injection January 9, 2019
Ketorolac Injection January 18, 2019
Labetalol Injection January 10, 2019
Lactated Ringer's Injection November 19, 2018
Latanoprost Ophthalmic Solution January 7, 2019
Letermovir Injection January 18, 2019
Leucovorin Calcium Injection January 10, 2019
Leuprolide Acetate 14-Day Kit October 30, 2018
Levetiracetam Injection December 10, 2018
Levothyroxine Sodium Injection January 16, 2019
Lidocaine Injection January 10, 2019
Lidocaine with Epinephrine Injection January 17, 2019
Liotrix (Levothyroxine/Liothyronine T4/T3) November 1, 2018
Lorazepam Injection December 22, 2018
Lorazepam Tablets January 9, 2019
Magnesium Sulfate Injection January 7, 2019
Mannitol Injection January 7, 2019
Melphalan Tablets December 27, 2018
Meperidine Hydrochloride Injection January 18, 2019
Mepivacaine Injection December 27, 2018
Meropenem Injection December 20, 2018
Methadone Injection December 21, 2018
Methocarbamol Tablets December 26, 2018
Methotrexate Injection December 11, 2018
Methyldopa Tablets November 12, 2018
Methyldopate Injection September 24, 2018
Methylene Blue December 26, 2018
Methylphenidate Extended-Release Oral Suspension and Chewable Tablets December 19, 2018
Metoclopramide Injection December 24, 2018
Metoprolol Injection January 17, 2019
Metronidazole Hydrochloride Injection December 11, 2018
Midodrine Tablets December 6, 2018
Mineral Oil and Petrolatum Ophthalmic Ointment January 16, 2019
Mitoxantrone Hydrochloride Injection December 17, 2018
Morphine Injection January 17, 2019
Morphine PCA Vials December 4, 2018
Morphine Sulfate Immediate-Release Tablets December 20, 2018
Morrhuate Sodium Injection September 24, 2018
Multiple Electrolytes Large Volume Solutions for Injection November 28, 2018
Multiple Vitamins for Infusion December 26, 2018
Mupirocin Calcium 2% Cream December 6, 2018
Mupirocin Calcium 2% Nasal Ointment December 6, 2018
Mycophenolate Mofetil Capsules and Tablets January 7, 2019
Nelarabine Injection December 18, 2018
Nitrofurantoin Oral Suspension January 16, 2019
Norepinephrine Bitartrate Injection November 8, 2018
Nystatin Oral Suspension January 9, 2019
Octreotide Injection December 26, 2018
Olanzapine Intramuscular Injection December 26, 2018
Ondansetron Hydrochloride Injection January 9, 2019
Orphenadrine Citrate Injection January 9, 2019
Oxacillin Sodium Injection December 10, 2018
PCA Sterile Empty Vials and Injector November 16, 2018
Penicillamine November 12, 2018
Penicillin G Procaine Injection January 17, 2019
Pentamidine Isethionate January 16, 2019
Pentostatin Injection January 17, 2019
Phenytoin Sodium Injection January 18, 2019
Piperacillin and Tazobactam Injection January 9, 2019
Polyvinyl Alcohol (Artificial Tears) Ophthalmic Solution December 26, 2018
Potassium Acetate Injection January 18, 2019
Potassium Chloride Injection January 17, 2019
Potassium Phosphate Injection January 15, 2019
Procainamide Hydrochloride Injection January 15, 2019
Progesterone Injection December 1, 2018
Promethazine Injection January 9, 2019
Proparacaine Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution January 17, 2019
Pyridoxine Hydrochloride Injection January 18, 2019
Quinidine Gluconate Injection January 11, 2019
Ranitidine Injection November 15, 2018
Recombinant Zoster Vaccine (Shingrix) December 21, 2018
Remifentanil Injection December 13, 2018
Reteplase Injection December 3, 2018
Rocuronium Injection November 27, 2018
Ropivacaine Injection January 17, 2019
Rosuvastatin Calcium Tablets January 7, 2019
Scopolamine Transdermal System December 10, 2018
Secobarbital Capsules January 14, 2019
Sincalide Injection December 19, 2018
Sodium Acetate Injection January 7, 2019
Sodium Bicarbonate Injection January 15, 2019
Sodium Fluoride Chewable Tablets November 19, 2018
Sodium Phosphate Injection January 15, 2019
Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate Oral or Rectal Suspension January 16, 2019
Spironolactone Tablets January 9, 2019
Sterile Talc January 16, 2019
Sterile Water for Injection - Small Volume Vials January 7, 2019
Sterile Water for Injection Large Volume Bags November 19, 2018
Sufentanil Injection December 26, 2018
Temazepam Capsules December 26, 2018
Testosterone Enanthate Intramuscular Injection December 7, 2018
Theophylline 12-Hour Extended-Release Tablets January 16, 2019
Thiamine Injection January 15, 2019
Thiothixene Capsules December 21, 2018
Thrombin Topical Powder (Recombinant) December 7, 2018
Thrombin Topical Solution (Bovine) January 16, 2019
Tobramycin Sulfate Injection January 17, 2019
Torsemide Injection September 24, 2018
Trifluoperazine Tablets January 3, 2019
Valganciclovir HCl Oral Powder for Solution January 11, 2019
Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets December 14, 2018
Valsartan Tablets December 14, 2018
Vancomycin Hydrochloride Injection January 18, 2019
Vecuronium Bromide Injection December 13, 2018
Vitamin E Aqueous Oral Solution January 25, 2017
Yellow Fever Vaccine October 25, 2018

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