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