Drug Shortages

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Shortages of Oral and Topical Medications:
Acetaminophen Suppositories
Armour Thyroid®
Betamethasone 0.6 mg/5 mL Oral Syrup
Cortisone Acetate 25 mg capsules

Dichloralphenazone/Isometheptene/Acetaminophen capsules
Diclofenac gel (brand name Voltaren®)
Disulfuram (Antabuse®) Tablets
Ergotamine Tartrate 1 mg/Caffeine 100 mg Capsules
Levothyroxine sodium Tablets
Mebendazole tablets (brand name Vermox®)
Metformin HCl 100 mg/ml Oral Solution
Metronidazole Tablets
Mexilitene Capsules
Neomycin Sulfate 25 mg/ml Oral Solution
Nystatin 100,000 U Suppository

Oxsoralen® (methoxsalen 1% topical lotion)
Panafil® ointment
Reserpine Tablets
Sinemet® (carbidopa-levodopa) 25 mg/100 mg Tablets
Sulfadimethoxine Capsules
Tetracycline capsules

Shortages of Veterinary Medications
Ivermectin 3 mg

Shortages of Injections, Ophthalmic Preparations, and other Sterile Medications:
Acetylcysteine 20% Inhalation Solution
Acyclovir Sodium Injection
Amikacin 50 mg/ml Injection Solution (PF)
Alprostadil (Caverject®)
Aminocaproic Acid Injection
Ammonium Chloride 5 mEq/mL Injection Solution (PF)
Arginine HCl 100 mg/ml Injection Solution (PF)
Atropine Sulfate Injection
Betamethasone Acetate/Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate Injection Suspension
Bupivacaine Hydrochloride Injection
Buprenorphine Injection
Calcitriol 1 mcg/ml Injection
Calcium Chloride Injection
Calcium Gluconate Injection Solution

Cyanocobalamin 1000 mcg/ml Injection Solution
Dapiprazole 0.5% Opththalmic Solution
Dexamethasone Phosphate 4 mg/ml Injection Solution
Dextrose Injection
Diazepam Injection
Diphenhydramine 50 mg/ml Injection Solution
Famotidine Injection Solution
Fentanyl Citrate Injection Solution
Fluorouracil 50 mg/ml Injection Solution

Furosemide 50 mg/ml Injection
Gentamicin 40 mg/ml Injection Solution
Hyaluronidase 150 U/ml Injection Solution
Hyrdoxyzine 25 mg/ml and 50 mg/ml Injection Solution

Ketorolac Tromethamine Injection Solution
Leucovorin 10 mg/ml Injection (PF)
Lorazepam 2 mg/ml and 4 mg/ml Injection Solution
Magnesium Sulfate Injection
Methocarbamol 100 mg/ml Injection Solution
Methylene Blue 10 mg/ml Injection Solution
Methylpyrazole (4-) 50 mg/mL Injection Solution (Canine)
Metoclopramide injection

NaCl 23.4% Injection Solution
Papaverine Hydrochloride Injection
Phentolamine Mesylate Injection Solution
Phytonadione Injectable Emulsion (Vitamin K)
Potassium Chloride Injection 2 mEq/mL
Promethazine HCl Injection Solution
Rifampin for Injection
Sodium Bicarbonate 8.4% Injection Solution (PF
Succinylcholine Chloride Injection Solution
Sulfacetamide Ophthalmic Ointment
Sulfamethoxazole 80 mg/mL/Trimethoprim 16 mg/mL Injection Concentrate
Urokinase® Injection
Verapamil Hydrochloride Injection
Vitamin A Palmitate 50,000 Units/ml Injection Emulsion
Vitamin B-6 Injection
Vitamin B-12 Injection

Discontinued Medications:
Achromycin® Ointment
Actifed®, Actifed-C® Liquid
Azulfidine Liquid
Chlorpromazine Oral Solution and Suppositories
Chlortrimeton® Solution
Cortef® Suspension
Desonide® Otic
Dexamethasone – various
Dilantin® Suspension
Hydergine® Liquid
Indomethacin Suppositories
Isoniazid Liquid
Meclan® Cream
Minocycline Suspension
Mycelex-G® Vaginal Tablets
Nystatin Suspension
Thioridazine Suspension
Triamcinolone Acetonide
Trimethobenzamide Suppositories
Vancomycin Liquid
Whitfield’s Ointment

In addition to the above, there are countless products and “remedies” that are no longer commercially available, but that physicians and patients report are very useful in treating a specific problem.  Ask our compounding pharmacist for more information.


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