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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 November 21, 2017
0.9% Sodium Chloride Large Volume Bags Injection Bags November 17, 2017
0.9% Sodium Chloride Small Volume Bags (<150 mL) November 22, 2017
14.6% Sodium Chloride Concentrated Solution for Injection August 18, 2016
23.4% Sodium Chloride Concentrated Solution for Injection January 13, 2017
23.4% Sodium Chloride Injection December 8, 2017
5% Dextrose Injection November 17, 2017
5% Dextrose Injection (PVC-free and DEHP-free) November 17, 2017
5% Lidocaine and 7.5% Dextrose Injection November 7, 2017
70% Dextrose Injection Large Volume Bags September 29, 2017
Acetylcholine Chloride Powder for Intraocular Solution May 13, 2016
Acetylcysteine Inhalation Solution December 5, 2017
Acyclovir Suspension May 13, 2015
Albendazole Tablets September 20, 2017
Albuterol Inhalation Solution June 20, 2017
Amikacin Injection April 3, 2017
Amino Acids in Dextrose October 16, 2017
Aminocaproic Acid Injection December 5, 2017
Ammonium Chloride Injection January 31, 2017
Ammonium Molybdate Injection November 11, 2017
Amoxicillin and Clavulanate 1000 mg/62.5 mg Extended-Release Tablets November 2, 2017
Ampicillin Injection March 24, 2017
Ampicillin Sulbactam December 6, 2017
Anagrelide Capsules August 4, 2016
Aripiprazole Injection October 19, 2013
Aripiprazole Short-Acting Intramuscular Injection July 30, 2015
Asparaginase Erwinia chrysanthemi November 29, 2017
Atropine Sulfate Injection December 8, 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 November 13, 2017
Benzonatate Capsules May 9, 2016
Benztropine Injection December 22, 2016
Bleomycin Sulfate Injection August 29, 2017
Boceprevir Capsules December 9, 2015
Bupivacaine Injection November 17, 2017
C1-Esterase Inhibitor (Human) Injection November 29, 2017
Caffeine and Sodium Benzoate Injection June 26, 2017
Caffeine Citrate Injection October 1, 2015
Caffeine Citrate Injection and Oral Solution June 22, 2015
Calcitriol Injection June 3, 2016
Calcium Chloride Injection November 29, 2017
Calcium Gluconate Injection November 21, 2017
Carboplatin Solution for Injection October 31, 2017
Cardioplegic Solution for Cardiac Perfusion July 26, 2016
Carvedilol Tablets June 14, 2016
Cefepime Injection October 8, 2017
Cefotaxime Injection November 10, 2017
Cefotetan Disodium Injection May 15, 2017
Cefoxitin Sodium Injection October 8, 2017
Cefpodoxime September 27, 2016
Cefpodoxime Oral Suspension October 2, 2017
Ceftazidime Injection November 29, 2017
Ceftriaxone Sodium Injection November 17, 2017
Chloramphenicol Sodium Succinate Injection May 11, 2016
Chloroquine Phosphate Tablets February 6, 2017
Chloroquine Tablets June 17, 2016
Chlorothiazide Sodium Injection December 11, 2017
Chlorpromazine Injection August 23, 2016
Ciprofloxacin Oral Suspension November 11, 2017
Cisatracurium Besylate Injection September 9, 2016
Cisplatin Injection November 22, 2017
Clindamycin Injection November 29, 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
Desiccated Thyroid Tablets September 28, 2017
Desmopressin Injection November 7, 2016
Dexamethasone and Neomycin sulfate and Polymyxin B sulfate ophthalmic ointment November 24, 2015
Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate November 29, 2017
Dexmedetomidine Hydrochloride in 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection September 19, 2017
Dexpanthenol Injection October 2, 2017
Dexrazoxane Injection December 6, 2017
Dextran Low Molecular Weight (Dextran 40), 10% Injection May 9, 2016
Dextrose (25%) Injection December 5, 2017
Dextrose (50%) Injection November 15, 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 Hydrochloride Injection November 27, 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 November 29, 2017
Dorzolamide 2% and Timolol 0.5% Ophthalmic Solution November 28, 2017
Dorzolamide Ophthalmic Solution November 28, 2017
Doxorubicin Injection November 2, 2017
Doxycycline Hyclate Injection November 29, 2017
Droperidol Injection June 11, 2015
Electrolyte Concentrate December 8, 2017
Enalaprilat Injection August 1, 2016
Epinephrine Injection December 8, 2017
Eptifibatide Injection August 11, 2016
Estradiol Valerate Injection June 12, 2017
Ethiodized Oil October 9, 2017
Etomidate Injection September 30, 2017
Ezetimibe and Atorvastatin Tablets September 16, 2015
Famotidine Injection December 4, 2017
Fenoldopam Mesylate Injection June 23, 2016
Fentanyl Citrate Injection December 5, 2017
Ferrous Sulfate Oral Pediatric Drops January 31, 2017
Flumazenil Injection January 31, 2017
Fluorescein Sodium and Benoxinate Hydrochloride Solution August 30, 2016
Fluorescein Sodium Ophthalmic Strips November 3, 2017
Fluorouracil Injection October 21, 2016
Flurandrenolide Tape November 10, 2016
Flurbiprofen Sodium Ophthalmic Solution November 28, 2017
Follitropin Beta August 15, 2016
Fomepizole Injection September 8, 2016
Furosemide Injection November 22, 2017
Furosemide Tablets December 6, 2017
Gadoteridol Injection April 25, 2017
Gentamicin injection November 22, 2017
Haemophilus B Conjugate Vaccine December 19, 2016
Haloperidol Decanoate Injection June 15, 2017
Haloperidol Lactate Injection November 17, 2017
Heparin Injection November 22, 2017
Hydralazine Injection June 6, 2017
Hydroxyamphetamine Hydrobromide and Tropicamide Ophthalmic Solution April 25, 2017
Hydroxyzine Injection March 23, 2015
Hyoscyamine Sulfate Injection November 16, 2017
Imipenem Cilastatin Injection November 11, 2016
Indigo Carmine Injection October 6, 2017
Indocyanine Green December 5, 2017
Indomethacin Capsules November 2, 2017
Intranasal Mucosal Atomization Device April 7, 2017
Ioversol Injection September 20, 2017
Iron Dextran Injection May 9, 2016
Isosorbide Dinitrate Extended-Release Tablets October 8, 2017
Ketorolac Tromethamine Injection December 5, 2017
L-Cysteine Hydrochloride Injection September 8, 2016
Lactated Ringer's Injection December 6, 2017
Lactated Ringer’s Injection Bags July 26, 2016
Leflunomide Tablets November 11, 2016
Leucovorin Calcium Injection December 7, 2017
Leuprolide Acetate 14-Day Kit September 22, 2017
Levetiracetam Injection November 30, 2017
Levocarnitine Oral Tablets and Solution July 10, 2017
Lidocaine Injection November 29, 2017
Liotrix Tablets September 13, 2017
Lorazepam injectable presentations April 4, 2017
Lorazepam Injection November 29, 2017
Mannitol Injection November 13, 2017
Melphalan Tablets February 22, 2017
Meningococcal Vaccines March 20, 2017
Meperidine Hydrochloride Injection December 5, 2017
Methadone Injection December 1, 2017
Methyldopate Injection November 11, 2017
Methylphenidate Hydrochloride Chewable Tablets September 15, 2017
Methylphenidate Hydrochloride Immediate Release Tablets April 8, 2015
Methylphenidate Transdermal July 7, 2017
Methylprednisolone Acetate Injection June 27, 2017
Methylprednisolone Sodium Succinate Injection March 8, 2017
Metoprolol Injection December 6, 2017
Metronidazole Hydrochloride Injection November 29, 2017
Milrinone Injection May 17, 2016
Mitoxantrone Hydrochloride Injection December 6, 2017
Morphine Injections December 11, 2017
Morphine PCA Vials August 1, 2016
Morrhuate Sodium Injection November 11, 2017
Multiple Vitamins for Infusion November 21, 2017
Mupirocin Calcium 2% Cream November 3, 2017
Neomycin and Polymyxin B Sulfates and Dexamethasone Ophthalmic Ointment July 8, 2016
Norepinephrine Bitartrate Injection December 8, 2017
Octreotide Injection December 7, 2017
Ofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution November 27, 2017
Ofloxacin Otic Solution July 28, 2016
Olanzapine Injection September 28, 2017
Ondansetron Injection May 22, 2017
Oxytocin Injection June 12, 2017
Pantoprazole Injection December 5, 2017
PCA Sterile Empty Vials and Injector May 9, 2016
Penicillin G Benzathine November 10, 2017
Penicillin G Benzathine/Penicillin G Procaine October 30, 2017
Penicillin G Procaine Injection October 30, 2017
Phenazopyridine Hydrochloride March 8, 2017
Phenylephrine 2.5% and 10% Ophthalmic Solution April 21, 2015
Phenytoin Injection September 27, 2016
Piperacillin Tazobactam Injection December 7, 2017
Poliovirus Vaccine Inactivated January 9, 2017
Potassium Acetate Injection December 8, 2017
Potassium Chloride Injection December 6, 2017
Prochlorperazine Edisylate Injection August 1, 2016
Promethazine Injection September 30, 2017
Propranolol Hydrochloride Tablets September 9, 2016
Propranolol Injection August 1, 2016
Ranitidine Injection March 21, 2017
Reteplase Injection November 29, 2017
Sodium Acetate Injection December 5, 2017
Sodium Bicarbonate Injection December 5, 2017
Sodium Chloride 0.9% Injection Bags October 4, 2017
Sodium Chloride Concentrated Solution for Injection July 2, 2015
Sodium Nitroprusside Injection October 11, 2017
Sodium Phosphate Injection December 8, 2017
Sterile Empty Vials March 7, 2017
Sterile Water Irrigation October 13, 2015
Succinylcholine Injection December 4, 2017
Sufentanil Injection February 13, 2017
Sumatriptan Nasal Spray September 9, 2016
Synthetic Conjugated Estrogen August 5, 2016
Talc, Sterile November 11, 2017
Tamsulosin Hydrochloride Capsules July 21, 2016
Testosterone Cypionate Intramuscular Injection Intramuscular November 6, 2016
Tetanus and Diphtheria Toxoids Adsorbed September 13, 2017
Tetracaine Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Drops June 27, 2017
Theophylline Extended-Release Tablets October 5, 2017
Thiotepa for Injection November 12, 2017
Thrombin Topical Solution (Bovine) January 6, 2017
Ticarcillin Clavulanate November 17, 2014
Tigecycline Injection August 4, 2017
Tobramycin Injection November 10, 2017
Tolmetin Capsules and Tablets October 9, 2017
Topotecan Capsules October 6, 2017
Torsemide Injection November 11, 2017
Tretinoin Oral Capsules August 6, 2016
Tromethamine Injection May 20, 2016
Tropicamide 1% Ophthalmic Solution June 16, 2016
Vancomycin Hydrochloride Injection November 29, 2017
Vecuronium Bromide Injection November 10, 2017
Vitamin C January 9, 2017
Vitamin E Aqueous Oral Solution January 25, 2017
Yellow Fever Vaccine Injection November 1, 2017
Zolpidem Tartrate Immediate Release Tablets November 10, 2016