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2% Lidocaine Hydrochloride Topical Jelly

Last Updated: April 5, 2018
Status: Current

2% Lidocaine Hydrochloride Topical Jelly

Products Affected - Description
  • Lidocaine Hydrochloride topical jelly, Akorn
    2%, 5 mL tube, 10 count (NDC 17478-0711-10)
    2%, 30 mL tube, 1 count (NDC 17478-0711-30)


Lidocaine Hydrochloride topical jelly, Teva
2%, 5 mL tube, 10 count (NDC 00591-3012-26)
2%, 30 mL tube, 1 count (NDC 00591-3012-30) - discontinued
Reason for the Shortage
    • Akorn has 2% lidocaine jelly on shortage due to increased demand.
    • Teva did not provide a reason for the shortage. Teva discontinued the 30 mL size in early-2018.
    • Glydo and Uro-Jet prefilled syringes are not affected by this shortage.
Available Products
  • There is insufficient supply for usual ordering.

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Akorn has 2% lidocaine jelly 5 mL and 30 mL tubes on allocation.
    • Teva has 2% lidocaine jelly 5 mL tubes on back order and the company estimates a release date of late-April 2018.

Updated

April 5, March 15, February 22, 2018, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2018, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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