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Dexamethasone and Neomycin sulfate and Polymyxin B sulfate ophthalmic ointment

Last Updated: November 24, 2015
Status: Current

Products Affected - Description

Dexamethasone and Neomycin sulfate and Polymyxin B sulfate ophthalmic ointment, Perrigo
1 mg/1 gram- 3.5 mg/1 mg- 10,000 unit/1 gram, 3.5 gram tube, 1 count (NDC 00574-4160-35)

 
Dexamethasone and Neomycin sulfate and Polymyxin B sulfate ophthalmic ointment, Sandoz
1 mg/1 gram- 3.5 mg/1 mg- 10,000 unit/1 gram, 3.5 gram tube, 1 count (NDC 61314-0631-36)
 
Dexamethasone and Neomycin sulfate and Polymyxin B sulfate ophthalmic ointment, Valeant
1 mg/1 gram- 3.5 mg/1 mg- 10,000 unit/1 gram, 3.5 gram tube, 1 count (NDC 24208-0795-35)

Reason for the Shortage

  • Perrigo has dexamethasone/neomycin sulfate/polymyxin B sulfate ophthalmic ointment on shortage due to manufacturing issues.
  • Sandoz has dexamethasone/neomycin sulfate/polymyxin B sulfate ophthalmic ointment on shortage due to increased demand.
  • Valeant has dexamethasone/neomycin sulfate/polymyxin B sulfate ophthalmic ointment on shortage due to manufacturing delay.

Available Products

Maxitrol ophthalmic ointment, Alcon Labs
1 mg/1 gram - 3.5 mg/1 mg - 10,000 unit/1 gram, 3.5 gram tube, 1 count (NDC 00065-0631-36)

Estimated Resupply Dates

  • Perrigo has dexamethasone/neomycin sulfate/polymyxin B sulfate ophthalmic ointment on back order and the company estimates a release date in early-November 2015.
  • Sandoz has dexamethasone/neomycin sulfate/polymyxin B sulfate ophthalmic ointment on back order and the company estimates a release date in early-October 2015.
  • Valeant has dexamethasone/neomycin sulfate/polymyxin B sulfate ophthalmic ointment on back order and the company estimates a release date in December 2015.

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Updated

September 30, 2015, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2015, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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