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Current Drug Shortages

Drug shortages can have a significant impact on patient care and public health. Drugs in short supply often include sterile injectables and potentially life-saving oncology (cancer) treatments. Besides the lack of effective drug treatment, many other areas of medical care can be impacted, including medical procedure delays, treatment protocol delays, rates of medication errors, patient health outcomes, and cost. Notice from manufacturers to the FDA about impending or current drug shortages allows the FDA to work with the manufacturers to prevent a drastic shortage.

Drug Shortage Bulletins are copyrighted by the Drug Information Service of the University of Utah, provided by ASHP as its exclusive authorized distributor, and used with permission. It is a searchable database that provides up-to-date information for consumers and healthcare professionals related to current drug shortages. Results can be sorted by generic name or latest revision date. Information related to affected product, reason for shortage, available products, estimated resupply dates, and alternative drug therapy is listed for each individual agent.

Related: U.S. Drug Shortages: Root Causes and Recent Statistics

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Generic Name Revision Date
0.9% Sodium Chloride 10 mL, 20 mL, and 50 mL Preservative Free Vials and Syringes February 1, 2022
0.9% Sodium Chloride Flush Syringes April 4, 2022
0.9% Sodium Chloride Irrigation March 29, 2022
0.9% Sodium Chloride Large Volume Bags March 29, 2022
0.9% Sodium Chloride Small Volume Bags (< 150 mL) March 29, 2022
10% Dextrose Injection March 29, 2022
14.6% Sodium Chloride Concentrated Solution for Injection April 12, 2022
23.4% Sodium Chloride Injection May 19, 2022
25% Dextrose Injection April 11, 2022
5% Dextrose Injection (PVC-free and DEHP-free) April 28, 2022
5% Dextrose Injection Large Volume Bags March 29, 2022
5% Dextrose Injection Small Volume Bags March 29, 2022
5% Lidocaine and 7.5% Dextrose Injection May 19, 2022
50% Dextrose Injection April 25, 2022
Acetylcysteine Oral and Inhalation Solution May 9, 2022
Acyclovir Injection May 3, 2022
Albuterol Inhalation Solution May 19, 2022
Albuterol Sulfate Metered Dose Inhalers December 15, 2021
Alfentanil Injection April 26, 2022
Alteplase Injection January 11, 2022
Amifostine Injection March 23, 2022
Amino Acid Products March 30, 2022
Aminophylline Injection April 19, 2022
Amiodarone Injection May 3, 2022
Ammonia Inhalant February 11, 2022
Amphetamine Mixed Salts, Immediate-Release Tablets March 10, 2022
Amphotericin B Injection May 4, 2022
Ampicillin Sodium and Sulbactam Sodium Injection April 25, 2022
Amyl Nitrite Inhalation April 21, 2022
Argatroban Injection April 27, 2022
Artesunate Injection November 5, 2021
Asparaginase Erwinia chrysanthemi March 31, 2022
Aspirin Suppositories March 17, 2022
Atracurium Injection May 4, 2022
Atropine Sulfate Injection April 28, 2022
Azacitidine Injection May 5, 2022
Bacitracin Ophthalmic Ointment April 22, 2022
Bacteriostatic 0.9% Sodium Chloride Vials May 19, 2022
Bacteriostatic Water for Injection May 19, 2022
BCG Live Intravesical March 10, 2022
Becaplermin Topical Gel April 26, 2022
Belladonna and Opium Suppositories January 31, 2022
Benzoin Tincture November 23, 2021
Betamethasone Acetate/Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate Suspension for Injection March 28, 2022
Bumetanide Injection May 3, 2022
Bupivacaine Injection May 3, 2022
Bupivacaine with Epinephrine Injection May 3, 2022
Busulfan Injection April 19, 2022
Cabergoline Tablets March 31, 2022
Calcium Acetate Oral Capsules and Tablets April 26, 2022
Calcium Chloride Injection May 3, 2022
Calcium Disodium Versenate Injection May 15, 2022
Calcium Gluconate Injection May 10, 2022
Carisoprodol Tablets March 31, 2022
Cefazolin Injection May 10, 2022
Cefepime Injection May 10, 2022
Cefixime Capsules May 13, 2022
Cefotaxime Sodium Injection February 18, 2022
Cefotetan Disodium Injection November 15, 2021
Ceftazidime Injection April 12, 2022
Ceftolozane and Tazobactam Injection January 6, 2022
Cefuroxime Sodium Injection May 4, 2022
Chlordiazepoxide Capsules May 21, 2022
Chloroprocaine Hydrochloride Injection April 12, 2022
Ciprofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution January 21, 2022
Cisatracurium Besylate Injection May 4, 2022
Clindamycin Phosphate Injection May 5, 2022
Clotrimazole Lozenges (Clotrimazole Troches) April 12, 2022
Colestipol Oral Tablets March 31, 2022
Conivaptan Hydrochloride Injection March 4, 2022
Conjugated Estrogens and Bazedoxifene March 10, 2022
Corticorelin Ovine Triflutate Injection November 2, 2020
Cosyntropin Injection March 23, 2022
Cyclopentolate and Phenylephrine Ophthalmic Solution February 11, 2022
Cyclopentolate and Phenylephrine Ophthalmic Solution February 23, 2022
Cyclopentolate Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution March 31, 2022
Cytarabine Injection March 21, 2022
Dacarbazine Injection May 5, 2022
Dalfopristin and Quinupristin Injection April 8, 2022
Dantrolene Sodium Injection March 17, 2022
Desiccated Thyroid Tablets March 23, 2022
Desmopressin Acetate Nasal Spray March 23, 2022
Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate Injection May 5, 2022
Dexmedetomidine Hydrochloride 100 mcg/mL Vials for Injection March 15, 2022
Dextran Low Molecular Weight (Dextran 40), 10% Injection January 27, 2022
Dextrose Oral Gel May 6, 2022
Diazepam Oral Solution March 30, 2022
Dicloxacillin Sodium Capsules May 10, 2022
Dicyclomine Oral Presentations May 20, 2022
Digoxin Injection May 3, 2022
Diltiazem Hydrochloride Injection May 10, 2022
Diphenhydramine Injection April 14, 2022
Disopyramide Phosphate Controlled-Release Capsules January 28, 2022
Dobutamine Injection May 10, 2022
Dopamine Hydrochloride Injection May 10, 2022
Doxercalciferol Capsules April 28, 2022
Doxorubicin Injection April 13, 2022
Doxycycline Oral Suspension March 30, 2022
Droperidol Injection April 13, 2022
Enoxaparin Sodium Injection December 20, 2021
Epinephrine Auto-Injectors May 18, 2022
Epinephrine Injection March 30, 2022
Epoprostenol Injection May 20, 2022
Eptifibatide Injection March 24, 2022
Esmolol Injection February 9, 2022
Ethambutol Tablets May 9, 2022
Exactamix 2400 Valve Set May 3, 2022
Famotidine Injection May 3, 2022
Famotidine Tablets May 20, 2022
Fat Emulsion May 3, 2022
Fentanyl Citrate Injection May 3, 2022
Floxuridine Injection March 21, 2022
Fludarabine Injection April 20, 2022
Flumazenil Injection May 3, 2022
Fluorescein Sodium and Proparacaine Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution January 11, 2022
Fluorometholone Ophthalmic Ointment March 28, 2022
Folic Acid Injection March 23, 2022
Fosphenytoin Sodium Injection April 25, 2022
Furosemide Injection April 25, 2022
Gemifloxacin Mesylate Tablets March 29, 2022
Gentamicin Injection May 3, 2022
Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Ointment March 15, 2022
Guanfacine Hydrochloride Tablets May 20, 2022
Haloperidol Lactate Injection May 3, 2022
Heparin Injection May 4, 2022
Heparin Lock Flush April 11, 2022
Heparin Sodium Premixed Bags May 3, 2022
Hepatitis B Vaccine (Recombinant) March 30, 2022
Hydralazine injection May 3, 2022
Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Injection April 13, 2022
Hydroxocobalamin Injection January 27, 2022
Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate Tablets March 31, 2022
Hydroxyzine Pamoate Oral Capsules January 4, 2022
Hypromellose Ophthalmic Solution March 31, 2022
Ibutilide Fumarate Injection May 5, 2022
Immune Globulin, Intravenous or Subcutaneous (Human) March 4, 2022
Indigo Carmine Injection May 5, 2022
Insulin Aspart Injection January 5, 2022
Insulin Detemir Injection January 5, 2022
Interferon alfa-2b Injection January 10, 2022
Iodixanol Injection May 12, 2022
Iohexol Injection May 12, 2022
Iopamidol Injection May 10, 2022
Iopromide Injection May 12, 2022
Iothalamate Meglumine Injection May 11, 2022
Ioversol Injection May 12, 2022
Irbesartan Tablets March 23, 2022
Iron Dextran Injection May 6, 2022
Ketamine Injection April 13, 2022
Ketorolac Injection May 5, 2022
Labetalol Injection January 19, 2022
Labetalol Tablets May 16, 2022
Lactated Ringer's Injection February 23, 2022
Leucovorin Calcium Injection May 19, 2022
Leuprolide Acetate Long-Acting Suspension for Intramuscular Injection May 4, 2022
Levetiracetam Extended-Release Tablets January 10, 2022
Levetiracetam Immediate-Release Tablets April 15, 2022
Levetiracetam Injection May 10, 2022
Levothyroxine Sodium Injection May 19, 2022
Lidocaine Injection March 29, 2022
Lidocaine with Epinephrine Injection May 4, 2022
Lisinopril Tablets March 23, 2022
Lithium Oral Solution May 4, 2022
Lorazepam Injection March 21, 2022
Lorazepam Tablets May 12, 2022
Losartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets May 17, 2022
Losartan Tablets April 30, 2022
Loxapine Tablets April 21, 2022
Lutetium Lu 177 Dotatate Injection May 5, 2022
Magnesium Sulfate Injection May 16, 2022
Mannitol Injection March 7, 2022
Melphalan Injection May 5, 2022
Mepivacaine Injection May 16, 2022
Methenamine Hippurate Tablets May 4, 2022
Methohexital Injection November 3, 2021
Methotrexate Injection December 1, 2021
Methylprednisolone Acetate Injection March 31, 2022
Metoclopramide Injection February 28, 2022
Metoprolol Injection May 16, 2022
Metronidazole Hydrochloride Injection May 16, 2022
Midazolam Injection April 19, 2022
Mineral Oil and Petrolatum Ophthalmic Ointment November 5, 2021
Misoprostol Tablets March 31, 2022
Morphine Injection April 19, 2022
Morphine PCA Vials March 14, 2020
Multiple Electrolytes Large Volume Solutions for Injection May 4, 2022
Multiple Vitamins for Infusion April 19, 2022
Mycophenolate Mofetil Capsules and Tablets February 22, 2022
Mycophenolate Sodium Delayed-Release Tablets December 16, 2020
Nefazodone Tablets January 26, 2022
Neomycin and Polymyxin B Sulfates and Dexamethasone Ophthalmic Ointment March 30, 2022
Neomycin and Polymyxin B Sulfates Genitourinary Irrigant March 30, 2022
Neomycin Sulfate Tablets May 15, 2022
Nitrofurantoin Oral Suspension May 15, 2022
Nizatidine Capsules May 4, 2022
Norepinephrine Bitartrate Injection March 3, 2022
Octreotide Injection May 19, 2022
Olanzapine Intramuscular Injection March 30, 2022
Ondansetron Hydrochloride Injection April 19, 2022
Paclitaxel Protein-Bound Injection May 10, 2022
Pantoprazole Injection May 16, 2022
Phenobarbital Injection April 14, 2022
Physostigmine Salicylate Injection May 9, 2022
Polyethylene Glycol 3350 With Electrolytes May 20, 2022
Polyvinyl Alcohol (Artificial Tears) Ophthalmic Solution December 1, 2021
Posaconazole Injection April 25, 2022
Potassium Acetate Injection May 16, 2022
Potassium Chloride Injection May 9, 2022
Potassium Phosphate Injection May 16, 2022
Prednisone Oral Tablets May 15, 2022
Prochlorperazine Maleate Tablets March 14, 2022
Propofol Emulsion Injection May 9, 2022
Protamine Sulfate Injection April 25, 2022
Pyridoxine Hydrochloride Injection January 10, 2022
Rifampin Capsules May 20, 2022
Rifampin Injection May 16, 2022
Rifapentine Tablets November 17, 2021
Rocuronium Injection April 25, 2022
Ropivacaine Injection May 5, 2022
Secobarbital Capsules February 16, 2022
Semaglutide Injection April 21, 2022
Sertraline Oral Tablets March 21, 2022
Sincalide Injection March 4, 2022
Sodium Acetate Injection May 10, 2022
Sodium Bicarbonate Injection May 9, 2022
Sodium Chloride Inhalation Solution May 12, 2022
Sodium Phosphate Injection May 9, 2022
Sterile Mineral Oil March 21, 2022
Sterile Talc March 18, 2022
Sterile Water for Injection - Large Volume Bags January 26, 2022
Sterile Water for Injection - Small Volume Vials May 9, 2022
Sufentanil Injection May 4, 2022
Sulfacetamide Sodium and Prednisolone Acetate Ophthalmic Ointment March 29, 2022
Sulfasalazine Enteric-Coated and Immediate-Release Tablets March 31, 2022
Temazepam Capsules April 30, 2022
Testosterone Cypionate Injection May 4, 2022
Thiamine Injection May 4, 2022
Thrombin Topical Solution (Bovine) and Powder (Recombinant) February 23, 2022
Timolol Ophthalmic Gel Forming Solution May 4, 2022
Timolol Ophthalmic Solution May 4, 2022
Tocilizumab Injection May 19, 2022
Tramadol Tablets March 11, 2022
Triamcinolone Acetonide Intravitreal Injection May 16, 2022
Triamcinolone Hexacetonide Injection March 14, 2022
Tropicamide 1% Ophthalmic Solution March 31, 2022
Valproate Sodium Injection April 26, 2022
Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets May 21, 2022
Valsartan Tablets May 21, 2022
Vancomycin Hydrochloride Injection April 25, 2022
Varenicline tablets (Chantix) February 28, 2022
Vecuronium Bromide Injection May 5, 2022
Verapamil Extended-Release Tablets April 26, 2022
Vitamin A Injection April 4, 2022
Zoledronic Acid Injection May 17, 2022

Drug Shortage Bulletins are copyrighted by the Drug Information Service of the University of Utah, provided by ASHP as its exclusive authorized distributor, and used with permission. ASHP and the University of Utah make no representations or warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, any implied warranty of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose, with respect to such information, and specifically disclaim all such warranties. Users of this information are advised that decisions regarding the use of drugs and drug therapies are complex medical decisions and that in using this information, each user must exercise his or her own independent professional judgment. Neither ASHP nor the University of Utah assumes any liability for persons administering or receiving drugs or other medical care in reliance upon this information, or otherwise in connection with this Bulletin. Neither ASHP nor the University of Utah endorses or recommends the use of any particular drug.

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