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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.

Drug Shortage Bulletins are copyrighted by the Drug Information Service of the University of Utah, provided by ASHP as its exclusive authorized distributor, and used with permission. It 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.

Current | Resolved | Discontinued

Generic Name Revision Date
0.9% Sodium Chloride 10 mL, 20 mL, and 50 mL Preservative Free Vials and Syringes May 23, 2019
0.9% Sodium Chloride Large Volume Bags April 19, 2019
0.9% Sodium Chloride Small Volume Bags (< 150 mL) May 8, 2019
14.6% Sodium Chloride Concentrated Solution for Injection April 28, 2019
2% Lidocaine Hydrochloride Topical Jelly May 21, 2019
23.4% Sodium Chloride Injection May 20, 2019
25% Dextrose Injection May 23, 2019
5% Dextrose Injection March 20, 2019
5% Dextrose Injection (PVC-free and DEHP-free) May 22, 2019
5% Lidocaine and 7.5% Dextrose Injection April 22, 2019
50% Dextrose Injection May 23, 2019
Abciximab Injection April 29, 2019
Acetazolamide Injection April 23, 2019
Acetylcysteine Oral and Inhalation Solution May 20, 2019
Albuterol Inhalation Solution May 21, 2019
Albuterol Sulfate Extended-Release Tablets April 30, 2019
Alcohol Dehydrated Injection (Ethanol) May 6, 2019
Alpha-1 Proteinase Inhibitor May 8, 2019
Amino Acid Products April 11, 2019
Amino Acid Products May 21, 2019
Aminophylline Injection May 3, 2019
Amiodarone Injection May 3, 2019
Amphetamine Mixed Salts, Immediate-Release Tablets May 2, 2019
Amphotericin B Injection May 6, 2019
Ampicillin Sodium and Sulbactam Sodium Injection May 6, 2019
Amyl Nitrite Inhalation April 3, 2019
Argatroban Injection May 16, 2019
Ascorbic Acid Injection May 13, 2019
Asparaginase Erwinia chrysanthemi May 22, 2019
Atropine Ophthalmic Solution May 14, 2019
Atropine Sulfate Injection May 18, 2019
Azithromycin Injection May 22, 2019
Bacteriostatic 0.9% Sodium Chloride Vials May 3, 2019
BCG Live Intravesical May 1, 2019
Belatacept Injection January 9, 2019
Belladonna and Opium Suppositories February 22, 2019
Benztropine Mesylate Injection May 21, 2019
Betamethasone Acetate/Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate Suspension for Injection May 14, 2019
Bisacodyl Suppositories May 16, 2019
Bisoprolol Fumarate Tablets April 17, 2019
Bumetanide Injection April 12, 2019
Bupivacaine Injection May 18, 2019
Bupivacaine with Epinephrine Injection May 18, 2019
Buprenorphine Hydrochloride Injection March 13, 2019
Buspirone Tablets May 15, 2019
Busulfan Injection May 15, 2019
Butorphanol Tartrate Injection May 3, 2019
Calcitriol Injection May 21, 2019
Calcium Chloride Injection May 15, 2019
Calcium Gluconate Injection April 22, 2019
Carbidopa and Levodopa Extended-Release Tablets April 18, 2019
Carisoprodol Tablets May 16, 2019
Cefazolin Injection May 8, 2019
Cefepime Injection May 2, 2019
Cefotaxime Sodium Injection March 25, 2019
Cefoxitin Sodium Injection April 29, 2019
Ceftazidime Injection May 2, 2019
Ceftriaxone Sodium Injection May 21, 2019
Cefuroxime Sodium Injection May 3, 2019
Cidofovir Injection March 5, 2019
Ciprofloxacin Injection April 23, 2019
Ciprofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution April 3, 2019
Ciprofloxacin Oral Suspension May 8, 2019
Clindamycin Phosphate Injection April 11, 2019
Clomiphene Citrate Tablets May 13, 2019
Clonidine Hydrochloride Injection May 15, 2019
Clotrimazole Lozenges (Clotrimazole Troches) May 7, 2019
Copper Chloride Injection May 5, 2019
Cosyntropin Injection May 2, 2019
Cyclosporine Capsules April 25, 2019
Cyclosporine Injection May 2, 2019
Daptomycin Injection May 13, 2019
Deferoxamine Injection May 5, 2019
Degarelix Acetate Injection May 1, 2019
Desiccated Thyroid Tablets May 8, 2019
Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate Injection May 18, 2019
Dexmedetomidine Hydrochloride 100 mcg/mL Vials for Injection May 22, 2019
Dexmedetomidine Hydrochloride 4 mcg/mL Premix for Injection April 24, 2019
Dexrazoxane Injection May 14, 2019
Diazepam Injection May 16, 2019
Diclofenac 0.1% Ophthalmic Solution April 12, 2019
Diclofenac Potassium Tablets May 7, 2019
Diclofenac Sodium 1% Topical Gel May 1, 2019
Dicyclomine Injection May 20, 2019
Dicyclomine Oral Presentations April 11, 2019
Diltiazem Extended-Release Capsules (Twice-Daily Dosing) May 14, 2019
Diltiazem Hydrochloride Injection May 5, 2019
Diphenhydramine Injection April 30, 2019
Dobutamine Injection May 2, 2019
Dopamine Hydrochloride Injection May 3, 2019
Dorzolamide 2% and Timolol 0.5% Ophthalmic Solution May 14, 2019
Dorzolamide Ophthalmic Solution May 3, 2019
Doxorubicin Injection May 18, 2019
Doxycycline Hyclate Injection May 9, 2019
Eflornithine Hydrochloride Cream January 16, 2019
Enalaprilat Injection May 20, 2019
Enoxaparin Sodium Injection April 24, 2019
Epinephrine Auto-Injectors March 14, 2019
Epinephrine Injection April 29, 2019
Erythromycin Lactobionate Injection April 1, 2019
Erythromycin Ophthalmic Ointment May 21, 2019
Ethiodized Oil May 15, 2019
Etomidate Injection April 24, 2019
Exenatide Extended-Release Suspension for Injection May 13, 2019
Famotidine Injection May 13, 2019
Fentanyl Citrate Injection May 23, 2019
Fluconazole Injection May 13, 2019
Fludrocortisone Acetate Tablets April 24, 2019
Flumazenil Injection March 25, 2019
Fluorescein Sodium Ophthalmic Strips April 3, 2019
Fluorouracil Injection May 3, 2019
Fluphenazine Tablets April 30, 2019
Flurazepam Capsules April 25, 2019
Fluticasone and Salmeterol Powder for Inhalation May 13, 2019
Fluvastatin Capsules May 6, 2019
Folic Acid Injection March 11, 2019
Furosemide Injection April 28, 2019
Furosemide Tablets April 23, 2019
Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Ointment April 12, 2019
Guanfacine Hydrochloride Tablets May 14, 2019
Haloperidol Tablets April 23, 2019
Heparin Injection May 14, 2019
Heparin Sodium Premixed Bags May 6, 2019
Hepatitis A Virus Vaccine Inactivated April 24, 2019
Hepatitis B Vaccine (Recombinant) May 22, 2019
Hydralazine injection May 21, 2019
Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Injection May 3, 2019
Hydroxocobalamin Injection April 17, 2019
Hydroxyethyl Starch in Sodium Chloride Injection April 12, 2019
Hydroxyprogesterone Caproate Injection May 15, 2019
Hydroxyzine Pamoate Oral Capsules April 2, 2019
Hyoscyamine Sulfate Injection May 7, 2019
Hypromellose Ophthalmic Solution May 22, 2019
Immune Globulin, Intravenous or Subcutaneous (Human) May 14, 2019
Immune Globulin, Subcutaneous (Human) May 2, 2019
Indocyanine Green May 14, 2019
Indomethacin Capsules May 23, 2019
Iopamidol Injection May 15, 2019
Iron Dextran Injection April 8, 2019
Isocarboxazid Tablets May 16, 2019
Ketamine Injection April 30, 2019
Ketorolac Injection May 21, 2019
Labetalol Injection May 1, 2019
Lactated Ringer's Injection January 24, 2019
Latanoprost Ophthalmic Solution April 8, 2019
Letermovir Injection May 5, 2019
Leucovorin Calcium Injection May 20, 2019
Leuprolide Acetate 14-Day Kit April 8, 2019
Levetiracetam Immediate-Release Tablets May 8, 2019
Levetiracetam Injection April 18, 2019
Levothyroxine Sodium Injection March 19, 2019
Lidocaine Injection May 3, 2019
Lidocaine with Epinephrine Injection May 18, 2019
Lorazepam Injection May 14, 2019
Lorazepam Tablets May 13, 2019
Losartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets May 13, 2019
Magnesium Sulfate Injection May 23, 2019
Mannitol Injection May 15, 2019
Melphalan Injection April 5, 2019
Melphalan Tablets May 3, 2019
Meperidine Hydrochloride Injection May 18, 2019
Mepivacaine Injection May 15, 2019
Meropenem Injection March 29, 2019
Methadone Injection May 7, 2019
Methocarbamol Tablets May 3, 2019
Methotrexate Injection May 14, 2019
Methyldopa Tablets May 20, 2019
Methylene Blue May 1, 2019
Methylphenidate Extended-Release Oral Suspension and Chewable Tablets May 22, 2019
Metoclopramide Injection May 1, 2019
Metoprolol Injection May 18, 2019
Metronidazole Hydrochloride Injection May 22, 2019
Midodrine Tablets April 12, 2019
Mineral Oil and Petrolatum Ophthalmic Ointment May 1, 2019
Mitoxantrone Hydrochloride Injection April 28, 2019
Morphine Injection May 15, 2019
Morphine PCA Vials April 22, 2019
Morphine Sulfate Immediate-Release Tablets April 30, 2019
Multiple Electrolytes Large Volume Solutions for Injection March 20, 2019
Multiple Vitamins for Infusion April 22, 2019
Mupirocin Calcium 2% Cream April 5, 2019
Mupirocin Calcium 2% Nasal Ointment April 5, 2019
Mycophenolate Mofetil Capsules and Tablets May 7, 2019
Nelarabine Injection April 30, 2019
Nelfinavir Mesylate Tablets May 16, 2019
Nitrofurantoin Oral Suspension May 23, 2019
Norepinephrine Bitartrate Injection May 3, 2019
Nystatin Oral Suspension May 15, 2019
Octreotide Injection April 12, 2019
Olanzapine Intramuscular Injection May 21, 2019
Ondansetron Hydrochloride Injection April 19, 2019
Orphenadrine Citrate Injection May 6, 2019
Oxacillin Sodium Injection January 31, 2019
Pantoprazole Injection April 22, 2019
PCA Sterile Empty Vials and Injector April 22, 2019
Penicillamine April 23, 2019
Penicillin G Procaine Injection January 17, 2019
Pentamidine Isethionate February 25, 2019
Pentostatin Injection January 17, 2019
Phenytoin Sodium Injection May 20, 2019
Physostigmine Salicylate Injection March 26, 2019
Piperacillin and Tazobactam Injection May 2, 2019
Polyvinyl Alcohol (Artificial Tears) Ophthalmic Solution May 1, 2019
Potassium Acetate Injection May 15, 2019
Potassium Chloride Injection May 3, 2019
Potassium Phosphate Injection April 28, 2019
Prednisolone Acetate 1% Ophthalmic Suspension April 5, 2019
Prednisone Oral Tablets May 15, 2019
Procainamide Hydrochloride Injection January 15, 2019
Prochlorperazine Maleate Tablets March 28, 2019
Progesterone Injection March 27, 2019
Promethazine Injection May 5, 2019
Proparacaine Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution May 16, 2019
Pyridoxine Hydrochloride Injection January 18, 2019
Quinidine Gluconate Injection January 11, 2019
Ranitidine Injection May 13, 2019
Recombinant Zoster Vaccine (Shingrix) May 15, 2019
Remifentanil Injection May 2, 2019
Reteplase Injection April 16, 2019
RimabotulintoxinB Intramuscular Injection May 15, 2019
Rocuronium Injection April 4, 2019
Ropivacaine Injection May 18, 2019
Rosuvastatin Calcium Tablets May 22, 2019
Scopolamine Transdermal System April 19, 2019
Secobarbital Capsules April 30, 2019
Sincalide Injection May 15, 2019
Sodium Acetate Injection April 28, 2019
Sodium Bicarbonate Injection May 15, 2019
Sodium Fluoride Chewable Tablets May 3, 2019
Sodium Phosphate Injection May 3, 2019
Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate Oral or Rectal Suspension May 22, 2019
Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate Powder May 15, 2019
Spironolactone Tablets May 22, 2019
Sterile Talc April 8, 2019
Sterile Water for Injection - Small Volume Vials May 15, 2019
Sterile Water for Injection Large Volume Bags January 24, 2019
Sufentanil Injection April 30, 2019
Sulfanilamide Cream May 13, 2019
Temazepam Capsules May 22, 2019
Testosterone Enanthate Intramuscular Injection May 20, 2019
Theophylline 12-Hour Extended-Release Tablets May 16, 2019
Thiamine Injection May 15, 2019
Thiothixene Capsules March 25, 2019
Thrombin Topical Powder (Recombinant) May 15, 2019
Thrombin Topical Solution (Bovine) April 30, 2019
Tobramycin Sulfate Injection May 14, 2019
Trifluoperazine Tablets April 23, 2019
Tropicamide 1% Ophthalmic Solution May 14, 2019
Valganciclovir HCl Oral Powder for Solution May 20, 2019
Valproate Sodium Injection April 30, 2019
Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets May 1, 2019
Valsartan Tablets May 22, 2019
Vancomycin Hydrochloride Injection May 6, 2019
Vecuronium Bromide Injection April 23, 2019
Verapamil Extended-Release Tablets April 11, 2019
Vitamin K (Phytonadione) Injection May 23, 2019
Yellow Fever Vaccine April 26, 2019

Drug Shortage Bulletins are copyrighted by the Drug Information Service of the University of Utah, provided by ASHP as its exclusive authorized distributor, and used with permission. ASHP and the University of Utah make no representations or warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, any implied warranty of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose, with respect to such information, and specifically disclaim all such warranties. Users of this information are advised that decisions regarding the use of drugs and drug therapies are complex medical decisions and that in using this information, each user must exercise his or her own independent professional judgment. Neither ASHP nor the University of Utah assumes any liability for persons administering or receiving drugs or other medical care in reliance upon this information, or otherwise in connection with this Bulletin. Neither ASHP nor the University of Utah endorses or recommends the use of any particular drug.

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