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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 November 7, 2018
0.9% Sodium Chloride Large Volume Bags November 13, 2018
0.9% Sodium Chloride Small Volume Bags (< 150 mL) November 13, 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 November 8, 2018
25% Dextrose Injection May 10, 2018
25% Dextrose Injection November 15, 2018
3% and 5% Sodium Chloride Large Volume Injection October 1, 2018
5% Dextrose Injection November 13, 2018
5% Dextrose Injection (PVC-free and DEHP-free) November 13, 2018
5% Lidocaine and 7.5% Dextrose Injection November 8, 2018
50% Dextrose Injection November 6, 2018
Abciximab Injection November 1, 2018
Acetylcysteine Oral and Inhalation Solution October 16, 2018
Albuterol Inhalation Solution November 1, 2018
Alcohol Dehydrated Injection (Ethanol) November 14, 2018
Alpha-1 Proteinase Inhibitor November 13, 2018
Amino Acid Products November 15, 2018
Amino Acid Products with Electrolytes and Calcium November 14, 2018
Amino Acids in Dextrose November 14, 2018
Aminocaproic Acid Injection November 6, 2018
Aminophylline Injection November 6, 2018
Amiodarone Injection November 1, 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 November 12, 2018
Asparaginase Erwinia Chrysanthemi June 20, 2018
Asparaginase Erwinia chrysanthemi October 11, 2018
Atenolol and Chlorthalidone Tablets October 25, 2018
Atenolol tablets September 11, 2018
Atropine Ophthalmic Solution August 27, 2018
Atropine Sulfate Injection October 29, 2018
Azithromycin Injection May 26, 2016
Azithromycin Injection October 4, 2018
Bacteriostatic 0.9% Sodium Chloride Vials November 7, 2018
Belatacept Injection November 13, 2018
Belladonna and Opium Suppositories October 5, 2018
Betamethasone Acetate/Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate Suspension for Injection October 25, 2018
Bumetanide Injection November 12, 2018
Bupivacaine Injection November 11, 2018
Bupivacaine with Epinephrine Injection November 11, 2018
Buprenorphine Hydrochloride Injection October 16, 2018
Buspirone Tablets November 16, 2018
Butorphanol Tartrate Injection November 14, 2018
Calcitriol Injection November 14, 2018
Calcium Chloride Injection November 8, 2018
Calcium Gluconate Injection November 6, 2018
Carbidopa and Levodopa Extended-Release Tablets November 14, 2018
Cefazolin Injection November 15, 2018
Cefepime Injection October 5, 2018
Cefotaxime Sodium Injection October 16, 2018
Cefoxitin Sodium Injection October 25, 2018
Cefpodoxime Oral Suspension October 2, 2018
Ceftazidime Injection October 29, 2018
Ceftriaxone Sodium Injection November 15, 2018
Cefuroxime Sodium Injection October 29, 2018
Chloroprocaine Hydrochloride Injection November 7, 2018
Chlorothiazide Sodium Injection October 23, 2018
Cidofovir Injection November 7, 2018
Ciprofloxacin Injection November 14, 2018
Ciprofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution August 29, 2018
Ciprofloxacin Oral Suspension August 8, 2018
Cisplatin Injection October 10, 2018
Clindamycin Phosphate Injection November 1, 2018
Cyclosporine Capsules September 27, 2018
Dalbavancin Injection June 21, 2018
Dalbavancin Injection October 30, 2018
Daptomycin Injection October 23, 2018
Deferoxamine Injection October 23, 2018
Desiccated Thyroid Tablets November 15, 2018
Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate Injection November 12, 2018
Dexmedetomidine Hydrochloride 100 mcg/mL Vials for Injection November 8, 2018
Dexmedetomidine Hydrochloride 4 mcg/mL Premix for Injection November 8, 2018
Dexpanthenol Injection September 24, 2018
Dexrazoxane Injection November 9, 2018
Diazepam Injection November 15, 2018
Diclofenac 0.1% Ophthalmic Solution October 2, 2018
Diltiazem Hydrochloride Injection November 15, 2018
Diphenhydramine Injection November 9, 2018
Dipyridamole Injection October 1, 2018
Dobutamine Injection November 15, 2018
Dopamine Hydrochloride Injection November 15, 2018
Dorzolamide 2% and Timolol 0.5% Ophthalmic Solution October 19, 2018
Dorzolamide Ophthalmic Solution October 9, 2018
Doxorubicin Injection October 25, 2018
Doxycycline Hyclate Injection May 21, 2018
Eflornithine Hydrochloride Cream October 25, 2018
Enalaprilat Injection October 31, 2018
Enoxaparin Sodium Injection November 1, 2018
Epinephrine Auto-Injectors November 15, 2018
Epinephrine Injection November 5, 2018
Erythromycin Lactobionate Injection November 5, 2018
Estradiol Valerate Injection November 1, 2018
Ethiodized Oil October 25, 2018
Etomidate Injection October 26, 2018
Etoposide Solution for Injection November 7, 2018
Ezetimibe and Atorvastatin Tablets May 8, 2018
Famotidine Injection November 12, 2018
Fentanyl Citrate Injection November 6, 2018
Fluconazole Injection November 15, 2018
Fludrocortisone Acetate Tablets October 25, 2018
Flumazenil Injection November 6, 2018
Fluorescein Sodium and Benoxinate Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution June 27, 2018
Fluorescein Sodium Ophthalmic Strips October 15, 2018
Fluorouracil Injection November 7, 2018
Fluorouracil Injection October 21, 2016
Fluphenazine Tablets November 12, 2018
Fomepizole Injection October 2, 2018
Furosemide Injection October 18, 2018
Furosemide Tablets November 5, 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 October 30, 2018
Heparin Sodium Premixed Bags October 29, 2018
Hepatitis A Virus Vaccine Inactivated November 14, 2018
Hepatitis B Vaccine (Recombinant) November 14, 2018
Hydralazine injection November 12, 2018
Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Injection November 11, 2018
Hydroxocobalamin Injection November 8, 2018
Hydroxyethyl Starch in Sodium Chloride Injection November 1, 2018
Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride Injection April 30, 2018
Hypromellose Ophthalmic Solution October 25, 2018
Indocyanine Green November 1, 2018
Indomethacin Capsules November 14, 2018
Iron Dextran Injection November 9, 2018
Isocarboxazid Tablets November 2, 2018
Isosorbide Dinitrate Extended-Release Tablets September 21, 2018
Ketamine Injection November 14, 2018
Ketorolac Injection November 6, 2018
Labetalol Injection November 14, 2018
Lactated Ringer's Injection October 25, 2018
Letermovir Injection October 30, 2018
Leucovorin Calcium Injection November 12, 2018
Leuprolide Acetate 14-Day Kit October 30, 2018
Levetiracetam Injection November 8, 2018
Lidocaine Hydrochloride and 5% Dextrose Injection September 6, 2018
Lidocaine Injection November 9, 2018
Lidocaine with Epinephrine Injection November 11, 2018
Liotrix (Levothyroxine/Liothyronine T4/T3) November 1, 2018
Lorazepam Injection November 15, 2018
Lorazepam Oral Solution September 26, 2018
Lorazepam Tablets November 8, 2018
Mafenide Acetate Powder for Solution November 16, 2018
Magnesium Sulfate Injection November 11, 2018
Mannitol Injection October 19, 2018
Melphalan Tablets September 18, 2018
Meperidine Hydrochloride Injection October 12, 2018
Mepivacaine Injection November 11, 2018
Meropenem Injection November 7, 2018
Methadone Injection October 5, 2018
Methocarbamol Tablets October 30, 2018
Methotrexate Injection November 15, 2018
Methyldopa Tablets November 12, 2018
Methyldopate Injection September 24, 2018
Methylene Blue October 4, 2018
Methylphenidate Extended-Release Oral Suspension and Chewable Tablets November 14, 2018
Metoclopramide Injection October 8, 2018
Metoprolol Injection November 2, 2018
Metronidazole Hydrochloride Injection October 29, 2018
Midodrine Tablets October 9, 2018
Mineral Oil and Petrolatum Ophthalmic Ointment November 1, 2018
Mitomycin Kit for Ophthalmic Use October 9, 2018
Mitoxantrone Hydrochloride Injection September 26, 2018
Morphine Injection November 11, 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 November 14, 2018
Mupirocin Calcium 2% Cream October 23, 2018
Mupirocin Calcium 2% Nasal Ointment October 23, 2018
Mycophenolate Mofetil Capsules and Tablets November 12, 2018
Nalbuphine Injection October 29, 2018
Nelarabine Injection October 25, 2018
Nitrofurantoin Oral Suspension November 15, 2018
Nitroglycerin Injection August 12, 2018
Norepinephrine Bitartrate Injection November 8, 2018
Octreotide Injection November 9, 2018
Olanzapine Intramuscular Injection November 12, 2018
Ondansetron Hydrochloride Injection November 15, 2018
Orphenadrine Citrate Injection November 9, 2018
Oseltamivir Oral Suspension May 29, 2018
Oxacillin Sodium Injection October 23, 2018
Pamidronate Disodium Injection October 18, 2018
Pantoprazole Injection May 23, 2018
PCA Sterile Empty Vials and Injector November 16, 2018
Penicillamine November 12, 2018
Penicillin G Benzathine / Penicillin G Procaine May 25, 2018
Penicillin G Procaine Injection November 14, 2018
Pentostatin Injection October 4, 2018
Phenytoin Sodium Injection November 5, 2018
Piperacillin and Tazobactam Injection October 17, 2018
Polyvinyl Alcohol (Artificial Tears) Ophthalmic Solution November 8, 2018
Potassium Acetate Injection October 31, 2018
Potassium Chloride Injection November 6, 2018
Potassium Phosphate Injection November 5, 2018
Procainamide Hydrochloride Injection April 25, 2018
Procainamide Hydrochloride Injection November 11, 2018
Progesterone Injection October 12, 2018
Promethazine Injection November 15, 2018
Proparacaine Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution November 6, 2018
Protamine Injection November 7, 2018
Prothrombin Complex Concentrate (Kcentra) October 4, 2018
Pyridoxine Hydrochloride Injection October 29, 2018
Ranitidine Injection November 15, 2018
Recombinant Zoster Vaccine (Shingrix) October 19, 2018
Remifentanil Injection November 12, 2018
Reteplase Injection August 8, 2018
Rocuronium Injection November 12, 2018
Ropivacaine Injection November 11, 2018
Rosuvastatin Calcium Tablets October 26, 2018
Scopolamine Transdermal System May 8, 2018
Scopolamine Transdermal System October 30, 2018
Selenium Injection (as Selenious Acid) August 6, 2018
Sincalide Injection November 12, 2018
Sodium Acetate Injection November 4, 2018
Sodium Bicarbonate Injection November 7, 2018
Sodium Fluoride Chewable Tablets November 15, 2018
Sodium Phosphate Injection November 11, 2018
Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate Oral or Rectal Suspension November 1, 2018
Spironolactone Tablets November 12, 2018
Sterile Talc October 9, 2018
Sterile Water for Injection - Small Volume Vials November 8, 2018
Sterile Water for Injection Large Volume Bags November 13, 2018
Sufentanil Injection October 9, 2018
Theophylline Extended-Release Tablets November 12, 2018
Thiamine Injection July 6, 2018
Thiotepa For Injection May 14, 2018
Thiothixene Capsules October 15, 2018
Thrombin Topical Solution (Bovine) October 25, 2018
Tobramycin Sulfate Injection November 14, 2018
Torsemide Injection September 24, 2018
Trace Elements Injection July 5, 2018
Trace Elements Injection May 26, 2016
Trifluoperazine Tablets November 12, 2018
Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets November 6, 2018
Valsartan Tablets November 6, 2018
Vancomycin Hydrochloride Injection November 14, 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 October 25, 2018

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