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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 October 1, 2018
0.9% Sodium Chloride Large Volume Bags October 4, 2018
0.9% Sodium Chloride Small Volume Bags (< 150 mL) October 4, 2018
14.6% Sodium Chloride Concentrated Solution for Injection September 26, 2018
2% Lidocaine Hydrochloride Topical Jelly October 5, 2018
23.4% Sodium Chloride Injection October 15, 2018
25% Dextrose Injection May 10, 2018
3% and 5% Sodium Chloride Large Volume Injection October 1, 2018
5% Dextrose Injection October 4, 2018
5% Dextrose Injection (PVC-free and DEHP-free) October 9, 2018
5% Lidocaine and 7.5% Dextrose Injection August 8, 2018
50% Dextrose Injection September 28, 2018
Abciximab Injection August 20, 2018
Acetylcysteine Oral and Inhalation Solution October 16, 2018
Albuterol Inhalation Solution September 17, 2018
Alcohol Dehydrated Injection (Ethanol) September 19, 2018
Alpha-1 Proteinase Inhibitor October 9, 2018
Amino Acid Products October 8, 2018
Amino Acid Products with Electrolytes and Calcium September 18, 2018
Amino Acids in Dextrose September 18, 2018
Aminocaproic Acid Injection September 28, 2018
Aminophylline Injection September 28, 2018
Amiodarone Injection October 4, 2018
Ammonium Molybdate Injection September 26, 2018
Amoxapine Tablets May 29, 2018
Amoxicillin and Clavulanate 1000 mg/62.5 mg Extended-Release Tablets August 1, 2018
Ampicillin Sodium and Sulbactam Sodium Injection October 3, 2018
Asparaginase Erwinia Chrysanthemi June 20, 2018
Asparaginase Erwinia chrysanthemi October 11, 2018
Atenolol and Chlorthalidone Tablets September 12, 2018
Atenolol tablets September 11, 2018
Atropine Ophthalmic Solution August 27, 2018
Atropine Sulfate Injection October 12, 2018
Azithromycin Injection May 26, 2016
Azithromycin Injection October 4, 2018
Bacteriostatic 0.9% Sodium Chloride Vials September 24, 2018
Belatacept Injection August 20, 2018
Belladonna and Opium Suppositories October 5, 2018
Bumetanide Injection October 15, 2018
Bupivacaine Injection October 15, 2018
Bupivacaine with Epinephrine Injection October 15, 2018
Buprenorphine Hydrochloride Injection October 16, 2018
Buspirone Tablets September 18, 2018
Butorphanol Tartrate Injection August 20, 2018
Calcitriol Injection October 9, 2018
Calcium Chloride Injection October 8, 2018
Calcium Gluconate Injection October 8, 2018
Carbidopa and Levodopa Extended-Release Tablets October 5, 2018
Cefazolin Injection October 5, 2018
Cefepime Injection October 5, 2018
Cefotaxime Sodium Injection October 16, 2018
Cefoxitin Sodium Injection October 5, 2018
Cefpodoxime Oral Suspension October 2, 2018
Ceftazidime Injection August 31, 2018
Ceftriaxone Sodium Injection October 4, 2018
Cefuroxime Sodium Injection October 4, 2018
Chloroprocaine Hydrochloride Injection October 12, 2018
Chlorothiazide Sodium Injection October 15, 2018
Ciprofloxacin Injection October 4, 2018
Ciprofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution August 29, 2018
Ciprofloxacin Oral Suspension August 8, 2018
Cisplatin Injection October 10, 2018
Clindamycin Phosphate Injection October 4, 2018
Cyclosporine Capsules September 27, 2018
Dalbavancin Injection June 21, 2018
Dalbavancin Injection September 28, 2018
Daptomycin Injection September 10, 2018
Deferoxamine Injection September 28, 2018
Desiccated Thyroid Tablets August 29, 2018
Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate Injection October 8, 2018
Dexmedetomidine Hydrochloride Injection September 28, 2018
Dexpanthenol Injection September 24, 2018
Dexrazoxane Injection October 16, 2018
Diazepam Injection October 12, 2018
Diclofenac 0.1% Ophthalmic Solution October 2, 2018
Diltiazem Hydrochloride Injection October 9, 2018
Diphenhydramine Injection October 8, 2018
Dipyridamole Injection October 1, 2018
Dobutamine Injection September 24, 2018
Dopamine Hydrochloride Injection September 28, 2018
Dorzolamide 2% and Timolol 0.5% Ophthalmic Solution October 3, 2018
Dorzolamide Ophthalmic Solution October 9, 2018
Doxorubicin Injection August 20, 2018
Doxycycline Hyclate Injection May 21, 2018
Eflornithine Hydrochloride Cream August 8, 2018
Enoxaparin Sodium Injection October 11, 2018
Epinephrine Auto-Injectors October 16, 2018
Epinephrine Injection September 28, 2018
Erythromycin Lactobionate Injection August 6, 2018
Estradiol Valerate Injection September 12, 2018
Ethiodized Oil July 17, 2018
Etomidate Injection August 22, 2018
Etoposide Solution for Injection September 4, 2018
Ezetimibe and Atorvastatin Tablets May 8, 2018
Famotidine Injection October 8, 2018
Fentanyl Citrate Injection October 12, 2018
Fluconazole Injection September 20, 2018
Fluorescein Sodium and Benoxinate Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution June 27, 2018
Fluorescein Sodium Ophthalmic Strips October 15, 2018
Fluorouracil Injection October 1, 2018
Fluorouracil Injection October 21, 2016
Fluphenazine Tablets October 3, 2018
Fomepizole Injection October 2, 2018
Furosemide Injection August 23, 2018
Furosemide Tablets October 3, 2018
Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Ointment October 9, 2018
Granisetron Hydrochloride Injection October 1, 2018
Haloperidol Lactate Injection June 20, 2018
Haloperidol Tablets October 15, 2018
Heparin Injection September 5, 2018
Heparin Sodium Premixed Bags October 12, 2018
Hepatitis A Virus Vaccine Inactivated September 12, 2018
Hepatitis B Vaccine (Recombinant) September 12, 2018
Hydralazine injection October 12, 2018
Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Injection October 16, 2018
Hydroxocobalamin Injection September 11, 2018
Hydroxyethyl Starch in Sodium Chloride Injection October 9, 2018
Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride Injection April 30, 2018
Hypromellose Ophthalmic Solution September 7, 2018
Indocyanine Green September 17, 2018
Indomethacin Capsules September 26, 2018
Iron Dextran Injection October 12, 2018
Isocarboxazid Tablets September 25, 2018
Isosorbide Dinitrate Extended-Release Tablets September 21, 2018
Ketamine Injection October 12, 2018
Ketorolac Injection October 11, 2018
Labetalol Injection September 28, 2018
Lactated Ringer's Injection October 4, 2018
Leucovorin Calcium Injection October 1, 2018
Leuprolide Acetate 14-Day Kit September 5, 2018
Levetiracetam Injection September 5, 2018
Lidocaine Hydrochloride and 5% Dextrose Injection September 6, 2018
Lidocaine Injection October 16, 2018
Lidocaine with Epinephrine Injection October 15, 2018
Liotrix (Levothyroxine/Liothyronine T4/T3) July 9, 2018
Lorazepam Injection October 3, 2018
Lorazepam Oral Solution September 26, 2018
Lorazepam Tablets October 4, 2018
Mafenide Acetate Powder for Solution October 3, 2018
Magnesium Sulfate Injection October 1, 2018
Mannitol Injection August 28, 2018
Melphalan Tablets September 18, 2018
Meperidine Hydrochloride Injection October 12, 2018
Mepivacaine Injection October 12, 2018
Meropenem Injection October 2, 2018
Methadone Injection October 5, 2018
Methocarbamol Tablets October 4, 2018
Methotrexate Injection October 3, 2018
Methyldopa Tablets August 28, 2018
Methyldopate Injection September 24, 2018
Methylene Blue October 4, 2018
Methylphenidate Extended-Release Oral Suspension and Chewable Tablets September 28, 2018
Metoclopramide Injection October 8, 2018
Metoprolol Injection October 1, 2018
Metronidazole Hydrochloride Injection October 4, 2018
Midodrine Tablets October 9, 2018
Mineral Oil and Petrolatum Ophthalmic Ointment October 4, 2018
Mitomycin Kit for Ophthalmic Use October 9, 2018
Mitoxantrone Hydrochloride Injection September 26, 2018
Morphine Injection October 16, 2018
Morphine PCA Vials August 24, 2018
Morrhuate Sodium Injection September 24, 2018
Moxifloxacin Injection September 25, 2018
Multiple Electrolytes Large Volume Solutions for Injection September 4, 2018
Multiple Vitamin Oral Liquid August 8, 2018
Multiple Vitamins for Infusion October 9, 2018
Mupirocin Calcium 2% Cream August 20, 2018
Mupirocin Calcium 2% Nasal Ointment July 25, 2018
Mycophenolate Mofetil Capsules and Tablets October 12, 2018
Nalbuphine Injection September 16, 2018
Nelarabine Injection October 2, 2018
Nitrofurantoin Oral Suspension October 1, 2018
Nitroglycerin Injection August 12, 2018
Norepinephrine Bitartrate Injection October 8, 2018
Octreotide Injection September 13, 2018
Ondansetron Hydrochloride Injection October 8, 2018
Orphenadrine Citrate Injection October 15, 2018
Oseltamivir Oral Suspension May 29, 2018
Oxacillin Sodium Injection August 29, 2018
Pamidronate Disodium Injection September 4, 2018
Pantoprazole Injection May 23, 2018
Penicillamine September 27, 2018
Penicillin G Benzathine / Penicillin G Procaine May 25, 2018
Penicillin G Procaine Injection October 2, 2018
Pentostatin Injection October 4, 2018
Phenytoin Sodium Injection October 15, 2018
Piperacillin and Tazobactam Injection October 17, 2018
Polyvinyl Alcohol (Artificial Tears) Ophthalmic Solution September 18, 2018
Potassium Acetate Injection September 28, 2018
Potassium Chloride Injection October 4, 2018
Potassium Phosphate Injection October 15, 2018
Procainamide Hydrochloride Injection April 25, 2018
Procainamide Hydrochloride Injection October 12, 2018
Progesterone Injection October 12, 2018
Promethazine Injection October 12, 2018
Protamine Injection October 15, 2018
Prothrombin Complex Concentrate (Kcentra) October 4, 2018
Pyridoxine Hydrochloride Injection October 15, 2018
Ranitidine Injection October 2, 2018
Recombinant Zoster Vaccine (Shingrix) August 8, 2018
Remifentanil Injection October 12, 2018
Reteplase Injection August 8, 2018
Rocuronium Injection August 31, 2018
Ropivacaine Injection October 15, 2018
Rosuvastatin Calcium Tablets October 4, 2018
Scopolamine Transdermal System May 8, 2018
Scopolamine Transdermal System August 31, 2018
Selenium Injection (as Selenious Acid) August 6, 2018
Sincalide Injection October 4, 2018
Sodium Acetate Injection September 4, 2018
Sodium Bicarbonate Injection October 12, 2018
Sodium Fluoride Chewable Tablets October 8, 2018
Sodium Phosphate Injection October 12, 2018
Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate Oral or Rectal Suspension September 20, 2018
Spironolactone Tablets October 4, 2018
Sterile Talc October 9, 2018
Sterile Water for Injection - Small Volume Vials October 15, 2018
Sterile Water for Injection Large Volume Bags October 9, 2018
Sufentanil Injection October 9, 2018
Theophylline Extended-Release Tablets August 8, 2018
Thiamine Injection July 6, 2018
Thiotepa For Injection May 14, 2018
Thiothixene Capsules October 15, 2018
Thrombin Topical Solution (Bovine) October 2, 2018
Tobramycin Sulfate Injection October 3, 2018
Torsemide Injection September 24, 2018
Trace Elements Injection July 5, 2018
Trace Elements Injection May 26, 2016
Trifluoperazine Tablets October 16, 2018
Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets October 12, 2018
Valsartan Tablets September 28, 2018
Vancomycin Hydrochloride Injection October 11, 2018
Vecuronium Bromide Injection October 12, 2018
Vitamin E Aqueous Oral Solution January 25, 2017
Vitamin K (Phytonadione) Injection July 5, 2018
Yellow Fever Vaccine August 1, 2018

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