Resolved Drug Shortages: Vasopressin Injection

Drug NameCompanyInformationRelated InformationAmino Acid Injection9/19/2011Hospira Customer Service
1-877-946-7747Baxter Customer Service:
1-888-229-0001B Braun Customer Service
1-800-227-2862No further supply issues anticipated.
Aminophylline injection2/1/2011
1-877-946-7747Hospira has aminophylline 25 mg/mL 10 mL vials (NDC 00409-5921-01) and 20 mL vials (NDC 00409-5922-01).
Arginine 10% injection (R-Gene 10)8/15/2011Pfizer Customer Service
1-866-485-1359Pfizer has R-Gene 10 injection (NDC 00009-0436-24) available.
BICNU (Carmustine) Injection, 100 mg (NDC 00015-3012-60)5/23/2011 Bristol-Myers Squibb is now releasing BICNU injection.Bumetanide Injection5/11/2011Hospira
1-800-562-4797No further supply issues anticipated.
Calcitriol 1 mcg/mL Injection 1/9/2012Abbott Laboratories
1-800-255-5162Abbott has supplies available for ordering.
Cleviprex 0.5 mg/mL 50 mL vial (NDC 65293-0002-50) 100 mL vial (NDC 65293-0002-00)9/30/2011The Medicines CompanyThe Medicines Company has introduced Cleviprex 0.5 mg/mL 50 mL vial carton (NDC  65293-005-55 ) and 100 mL vial carton (  65293-005-11). These replace Cleviprex 0.5 mg/mL 50 mL vial (NDC 65293-0002-50) and 100 mL vial (NDC 65293-0002-00) which have been discontinued. The two new products are available by drop shipment through wholesalers.Cytarabine Injection10/20/2011Bedford Customer Service
1-800-562-4797 APP
1-888-386-1300Hospira Inc.
1-877-946-7747APP and Hospira report good supply and no further supply issues are anticipated.  Bedford is working to increase supplies as well.
Erythromycin lactobionate injection6/24/2011Hospira Inc.
1-877-946-7747Both presentations: ample levels of inventory to support market demand.
Fentanyl Transdermal System6/23/2011Ortho-McNeil Janssen
Customer Service:
1-800-526-7736Apotex Corporation Customer Service:
1-(877)-4-ApotexSandoz Customer Service:
1-609-627-8500Mylan Customer Service:
1-800-796-9526Watson Customer Service:
724-514-1800 or 800-272-5525Actavis Customer Service:
800-432-8534 or fax (973) 993-4300 or E-mail:
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Mallinckrodt Inc.
(800) 325-8888

All product available.Foradil Aerolizer3/3/2011
 MerckForadil Aerolizer is available to address the shortage.  Merck is temporarily  supplying Foradil with the older version of the MedGuide - Please see the
Dear Pharmacist Letter (PDF - 44KB).

New production is anticipated to be available in March 2011 with the new MedGuide and no further shortages are anticipated.

 Eli Lilly
1-800-545-5979Novo Nordisk
1-800-562-4797 All 3 firms report availability.
Levorphanol 2mg Tablets8/26/2011Roxane Laboratories
1-614-276-4000Levorphanol 2mg tablets are now available.
Nitroglycerin in Dextrose 5%


Baxter Customer Service:
Hospira Inc.

The product is now available.Nitroglycerin Solution 5mg/ml 10ml (NDC 00517-4810-253/18/2011
631-924-4000Luitpold now has product available.
Oxsoralen-Ultra (methoxsalen) 10 mg capsules 11/17/2011Valeant Pharmaceuticals International
Customer Service
1-800-556-1937No further supply issues anticipated.Pancuronium Injection2/1/2011
1-877-946-7747Hospira has pancuronium injection 1 mg/mL in 10 mL vials (NDC 00409-4646-01) available.
Pentosan Polysulfate sodium 100mg capsules
NDC 50458-098-017/18/2011Ortho Woman’s Health & Urology
 No further supply issues anticipated.
Propofol Injection10/21/2011Hospira Inc.
Customer Service
1--888-386-1300No further supply issues anticipated.
Regonol injection, 5 mg/mL, 2 mL ampules (NDC 00781-3040-95)3/25/2011
 Sandoz has begun shipping again and is no longer on backorder.
Renacidin Irrigation
NDC 00327-0011-055/23/2011Manufacturing delaysGuardian Laboratories now has Renacidin available.
Sinemet (carbidopa-levodopa) 25 mg/100 mg tablets2/22/2011 Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc. Contact: Merck National Service Center:
 Merck has changed its manufacturing supply source of Sinemet and Sinemet CR and is releasing product.
Streptomycin for Injection, USP11/17/2011X-Gen Pharmaceuticals
1-607-562-2700 Ext 352X-Gen now has streptomycin injection available.Succinylcholine injection7/19/2011Sandoz
1-877-946-7747No further supply issues anticipated.
Tamiflu for Oral Suspension8/24/2011Genentech
1-800-551-2231Genentech has available a new Tamiflu 6 mg/mL oral suspension in 100 mL bottles (NDC 00004-0820-09). Tamiflu 12 mg/mL suspension has been discontinued.
Thyroid (desiccated) tablets6/24/2011Forest RLCFDA approved levothyroxine products continue to be available from multiple manufacturers.Trecator (ethionamide) 250mg tablets NDC 00008-4117-013/25/2011 Wyeth
 Pharmacies may obtain this product by contacting their wholesaler to place a drop shipment order. Routine wholesaler shipments are expected to resume by late April 2011. For any problems obtaining Trecator through this process, Wyeth may be contacted at 1-800-666-7248.
Tromethamine6/24/2011Hospira Inc. Customer Service:
1-877-946-7747Product 500 mL (NDC 0409-1593-04):  ample levels of inventory to support market demand.
Vasopressin Injection 1/24/2012American Regent/Luitpold
1-888-386-1300 No further supply issues anticipated.
Xeloda 500 Tablets8/3/2011Genentech
1-800-GENENTECHGenentech has released new production.

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