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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%, 30 mL tube, 1 count, NDC 17478-0711-30
    • Lidocaine Hydrochloride topical jelly, Akorn, 2%, 5 mL tube, 10 count, NDC 17478-0711-10
    • Lidocaine Hydrochloride topical jelly, Teva, 2%, 30 mL tube, 1 count, NDC 00591-3012-30
    • Lidocaine Hydrochloride topical jelly, Teva, 2%, 5 mL tube, 10 count, NDC 00591-3012-26
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.

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

Updated April 5, 2018 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created February 22, 2018 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Copyright 2018, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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