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Albuterol Sulfate Metered Dose Inhalers

Last Updated: May 6, 2020
Status: Current

Products Affected - Description
    • Albuterol Sulfate HFA inhalation aerosol, Par Pharmaceuticals, 0.09 mg/1 actuation, 6.7 gram metered dose inhaler, 1 count, NDC 00254-1007-52
    • Albuterol Sulfate HFA inhalation aerosol, Prasco, 0.09 mg/1 actuation, 18 gram metered dose inhaler, 1 count, NDC 66993-0019-68
    • Albuterol Sulfate HFA inhalation aerosol, Teva, 0.09 mg/1 actuation, 8.5 gram metered dose inhaler, 1 count, NDC 00093-3174-31
    • ProAir HFA inhalation aerosol, Teva, 0.09 mg/1 actuation, 8.5 gram metered dose inhaler, 1 count, NDC 59310-0579-22
    • Ventolin HFA inhalation aerosol, GlaxoSmithKline, 0.09 mg/1 actuation, 18 gram metered dose inhaler, 1 count, NDC 00173-0682-20
    • Ventolin HFA inhalation aerosol, GlaxoSmithKline, 0.09 mg/1 actuation, 8 gram metered dose inhaler, 1 count, NDC 00173-0682-24
Reason for the Shortage
    • GlaxoSmithKline is allocating to wholesale customers in an effort to ensure equitable distribution of available product. Customers must place orders through their wholesalers.
    • Merck has Proventil HFA inhalers available.
    • Par has albuterol HFA inhalers on shortage due to increased demand.
    • Prasco is allocating product due to increased demand.
    • Teva did not provide a reason for the shortage. Teva's dry powder inhalers (ProAir Respiclick and ProAir Digihaler) are not affected by this shortage.
Available Products
    • Proventil HFA inhalation aerosol, Merck, 0.09 mg/1 actuation, 6.7 gram metered dose inhaler, 1 count, NDC 00085-1132-04

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • GlaxoSmithKline has Ventolin HFA 8 gram inhalers on back order and the company estimates a release date in late-3rd quarter 2020. Ventolin HFA 18 gram inhalers are on allocation.
    • Par has albuterol sulfate HFA 6.7 gram inhalers on back order and the company estimates a release date in mid-May 2020.
    • Prasco has albuterol sulfate HFA 18 gram inhalers on allocation.
    • Teva has ProAir HFA 8.5 gram inhalers on allocation.
    • Teva has albuterol sulfate HFA 8.5 gram inhalers on intermittent back order and the company is releasing supplies as they become available.

Safety

    • FDA has listed extended-dating for several lots of Ventolin HFA. These extended dates can be found at https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-shortages/search-list-extended-use-dates-assist-drug-shortages.

Updated

Updated May 6, 2020 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created March 23, 2020 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2020, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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