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Albuterol Sulfate 0.5% Inhalation Solution

Last Updated: February 13, 2015
Status: Resolved

Products Affected - Description

Albuterol sulfate 0.5% solution

Reason for the Shortage

  • Enterovirus D68 can cause mild to severe respiratory illness. In 2014, hospitals are seeing more children than usual with severe respiratory illness from enterovirus D68. This is leading to an increased demand for albuterol solution.
  • Akorn acquired Hi-Tech Pharmacal in 2014. Hi-Tech had albuterol 0.5% solution on back order due to increased demand.
  • Albuterol sulfate 0.083% solution and albuterol HFA inhalers supplies remain available.

Available Products

Albuterol sulfate 0.5% solution, Akorn
20 mL bottle with dropper (NDC 50383-0741-20)

 
Albuterol sulfate 0.5% solution, Nephron Pharmaceuticals
0.5 mL unit-dose vials, robot ready, 30 count (NDC 00487-9901-02)
0.5 mL unit-dose vials, 30 count (NDC 00487-9901-30)
 
Albuterol sulfate 0.5% solution, Valeant
20 mL bottle with dropper (NDC 24208-0347-20)

Estimated Resupply Dates

All presentations are available.

Related Shortages

Updated

February 13, 2015; January 14, 2015; December 17, 2014; December 1, 2014; November 4, 2014; October 20, 2014; October 10, 2014; September 16, 2014, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2015, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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