Current Drug Shortages Pharmacists Should Know


Drug shortages are the new norm in the pharmacy world.

Drug shortages are the new norm in the pharmacy world.

Hospitals in the United States are routinely running short of critical antibiotics, often for months at a time, according to the findings of a study published in the Oxford Journal of Clinical Infectious Diseases.

To keep pharmacists as current on drug shortages as possible, Pharmacy Times presents the following chart:

Updated June 9, 2016

Acetohydroxamic Acid (Lithostat) Tablets

Ammonium Chloride Injection

Anagrelide Hydrochloride Capsules

Atropine Sulfate Injection

Bleomycin Sulfate for Injection

Caffeine Anhydrous (125mg/mL); Sodium Benzoate (125mg/mL) Injection

Calcium Chloride Injection, USP

Calcium Gluconate Injection

Cefazolin Injection

Cefepime Injection

Cefotaxime Sodium (Claforan) Injection

Cefotetan Disodium Injection

Chloramphenicol Sodium Succinate Injection

Chloroquine Phosphate Tablets

Desmopressin Acetate Injection

Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate Injection

Dextrose 5% Injection Bags

Dextrose Injection USP, 70%

Disopyramide Phosphate (Norpace) Capsules

Doxorubicin (Adriamycin) Injection

Epinephrine Injection

Ethiodized Oil (Lipiodol) Injection

Fentanyl Citrate (Sublimaze) Injection

Fomepizole Injection

Gemifloxacin Mesylate (Factive) Tablets

Imipenem and Cilastatin for Injection, USP

Indigotindisulfonate Sodium (Indigo Carmine) Injection

L-Cysteine Hydrochloride Injection

Leucovorin Calcium Lyophilized Powder for Injection

Leuprolide Acetate Injection

Lidocaine Hydrochloride (Xylocaine) Injection

LifeCare PCA™ Sterile Empty Vial and Injector

Liotrix (Thyrolar) Tablets

Mecasermin [rDNA origin] (Increlex) Injection

Methyldopate Hydrochloride Injection

Methylphenidate Hydrochloride ER Capsules/Tablets

Methylprednisolone Sodium Succinate for Injection, USP

Morphine Sulfate Injection, USP, CII, (Preservative-Free)(For PCA Use Only)

Multi-Vitamin Infusion (Adult and Pediatric)

Mupirocin Calcium Nasal Ointment

Nimodipine (Nymalize) Oral Solution

Penicillin G Benzathine (Bicillin L-A) Injection

Peritoneal Dialysis Solutions

Piperacillin and Tazobactam (Zosyn) Injection

Potassium Acetate Injection, USP

Potassium Chloride Injection

Reserpine Tablets

Sacrosidase (Sucraid) Oral Solution

Sodium Acetate Injection, USP

Sodium Bicarbonate Injection, USP

Sodium Chloride 0.9% Injection Bags

Sodium Chloride 23.4% Injection

Sufentanil Citrate (Sufenta) Injection

Sumatriptan (Imitrex) Nasal Spray

Technetium Tc99m Succimer Injection (DMSA)

Theophylline Extended Release Tablets and Capsules

Thiotepa (Thioplex) for Injection

Tigecycline (Tygacil) Injection

Tobramycin Injection

Tretinoin Capsules

Triamcinolone Hexacetonide Injectable Suspension (Aristospan)

Trimipramine Maleate (SURMONTIL) Capsules

Vancomycin Hydrochloride for Injection, USP

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