Current Drug Shortages: Etomidate Injection (updated)

CompanyProductAvailability and Estimated Shortage DurationRelated InformationShortage Reason
(per New Legislation-FDASIA)*Date UpdatedHospira, Inc.
Customer Service:
1-877-946-77471 mg/mL; 1 mL amp (NDC 0409-2552-01)Next delivery July

Please check with your wholesaler for available inventory.

Shortage per Manufacturer:
Other manufacturer shortage/withdrawal.





1 mg/mL; 1 mL iSecure (NDC 0409-1283-10)Ample levels of inventory available to meet market demand.1 mg/mL; 1 mL Carpuject (NDC 0409-1283-31)Next delivery August2 mg/mL; 1 mL vial (NDC 0409-3365-01)Next delivery SeptemberProduct 2 mg/mL; 1 mL amp (NDC 0409-3356-01)Next delivery August4mg/mL; 1mL Carpuject  (NDC 0409-1304-31)Next delivery July2 mg/mL; 1 mL iSecure (NDC 0409-1312-10)Next delivery October2mg/mL; 1mL Carpuject (NDC 0409-1312-30)Next delivery July10mg/mL; 1mL Vial (NDC 0409-2634-01)Ample levels of inventory available to meet market demand.10 mg/mL; 5 mL vial (NDC 0409-2634-05)Ample levels of inventory available to meet market demand.10 mg/mL; 50 mL vial (NDC 0409-2634-50)Next delivery AugustTeva Pharmaceuticals
1-800-545-880010 mg/mL, 1 mL vials (NDC 00703-0110-03)Teva has all presentations available.Shortage per Manufacturer:
Increased Demand
 Demand increase for the drug.



10 mg/mL, 5 mL vials (NDC 00703-0113-03)10 mg/mL, 50 mL vials (NDC 00703-0118-01)West-Ward Pharmaceuticals
Customer Service:
1-888-229-00011 mL vial, 2 mg/mL
(NDC 0641-0121-25)


West-Ward has limited quantities available for both the 1 mL and 20 mL vial presentations.

West-Ward has increased production and is anticipating having additional lots of both presentations available in July - August 2012.

Product will be made available as it is released

Shortage per Manufacturer:
Increase in product demand due to market supply issues

Demand increase for the drug.Revised  7/9/201220 mL vial, 2 mg/mL
(NDC 0641-2341-41)

Akorn Pharmaceuticals



10 mg/mL, 1 mL ampules (NDC 17478-0540-01)Readily available  Other




10 mg/mL, 5 mL ampules (NDC 17478-0540-05)10 mg/mL, 50 mL vials (NDC 17478-0540-50)

Available in wholesalers, releasing in July

Quota request filed (Per manufacturer)

Shortage per Manufacturer:
Delayed DEA response (Per manufacturer)




Pharma, L.P.


Customer Service


Dilaudid injection: 1 mg/mL, 1 mL ampules, package of 10 (NDC 59011-0441-10)Backordered until August 2012Shortage per Manufacturer:
Manufacturing shortage

Revised 7/10/2012

Dilaudid injection: 2 mg/mL, 1 mL ampules, package of 10 (NDC 59011-0442-10)Backordered until July 2012Dilaudid injection: 2 mg/mL, 1 mL ampules, package of 25 (NDC 59011-0442-25)Backordered until July 2012Dilaudid injection: 4 mg/mL, 1 mL ampules, package of 10 (NDC 59011-0444-10)Backordered until September 2012Dilaudid-HP injection
250 mg vial, powder for injection (NDC 59011-0446-25)Available

Dilaudid-HP injection

10 mg/mL, 1 mL ampules (NDC 59011-0445-01)


Dilaudid-HP injection

10 mg/mL, 5 mL ampules (NDC 59011-0445-05)

AvailableDilaudid-HP injection
10 mg/mL, 50 mL vials (NDC 59011-0445-50Available

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