Current Drug
Shortages and Alternatives

Veramyst Nasal Spr Strength: 27.5mcg Discontinued? No Alternatives: Fluticasone 50mcg Spr Other: Med available in limited supply

Vancomycin Inj Strength: All strengths Discontinued? No Alternatives: Zyvox, Cubicin, Tygacil (IV) Other: Med available in limited supply

Thiothixene Caps Strength: All strengths Discontinued? No  

Thioridazine caps Strength: All strengths Discontinued? No Alternatives: Fluphenazine, perphenazine

Strovite One Vitamins   Discontinued? No Alternatives: Multivitamins w/ minerals

Sodium Chloride 0.9% Strength: All sizes Discontinued? No

Sodium Bicarbonate Inj Strength: 8.4% Discontinued? No Alternatives: Sodium Bicarbonate Inj 4.2%

Scopalamine patch   Discontinued? No Alternatives: Brand Transderm

Sarna sensitive lotion Discontinued? No Alternatives: Cerave itch relieve lotion ; men-phor lotion; aveeno anti-itch cream

Refresh PM Oint   Discontinued? No  

Refresh Lacrilube Oint   Discontinued? No  

Phenytoin Inj   Discontinued? No Alternatives: Phenytoin caps, susp, chew tabs; Levetiractiam Inj

Potassium Chloride Inj   Discontinued? No Alternatives: Liquid, Tabs, Caps   Other: Med available in limited supply

Oxycodone ER Strength: All strengths Discontinued? No Alternatives: Brand Oxycontin

Nephronex Liquid   Discontinued? No  

Natural Forte Tears   Discontinued? Yes Alternatives: Artificial Tears

Naphazoline Sol Opth Strength: 0.1% Discontinued? No Alternatives: Visine Soln

Mucomyst Strength: 20% Discontinued? No Alternatives: 10% Other: Med available in limited supply

Morphine Sulfate Oral Syringe Strength: 20mg/mL, 1mL Discontinued? Yes Alternatives: Morphine Sulfate 10mg/0.5mL, 1mL Oral Syringe

Morphine sulfate for Inj Strength: All strengths Discontinued? No Alternatives: Morphine  oral solution, morphine tablets (IR and ER)

Metoprolol tab Strength: 75mg Discontinued? No Alternatives: Metoprolol 25mg, 50mg, 100mg tabs

Lidocaine HCl Inj Strength: 1%, 10mL Discontinued? 10mL size only Alternatives: Other vial sizes available

Levocetirizine tab Strength: 5mg Discontinued? No Alternatives: Cetirizine 10mg tab

LacHydrin Lotion/Cream Strength: 5% Discontinued? No Alternatives: Ammonium Lactate 12%

Isosorbide Dinitrate ER Strength: 40mg Discontinued? No Alternatives: Isosorbide Dinitrate 5,10,20,30mg Isosorbide Mononitrate ER 30mg

Insyte Catheter Strength: 18G, 20G Discontinued? Yes Alternatives: 22G or 24G

Hypotears Soln   Discontinued? No Alternatives: Isopto Tears, Tears Natural Free

Hydromorphone for Inj Strength: All strengths Discontinued? No Alternatives: Hydromorphone Tabs or 1mg/ml oral solution

Hydroxyzine Inj Strength: 50mg/mL Discontinued? Yes Alternatives: Hydroxyzine Inj 25mg/mL

Hexavitamin   Discontinued? Yes Alternatives: Multivitamin Tab/Cap

Genteal Gel   Discontinued? Yes Alternatives: Genteal Drops/Tears; Systane

Elta Seal Cream Strength: 6% Discontinued? Yes  

Duloxetine caps Strength: 40mg Discontinued? No Alternatives: Duloxetine 20mg, 30mg, 60mg

Dorzolamide/Timolol Drops   Discontinued? No Alternatives: Drugs available separately

Dilaudid Tabs (Brand) Strength: 2mg Discontinued? No Alternatives: Hydromorphone Tabs 2mg

Diazepam Inj Strength: All strengths Discontinued? No Alternatives: Diazepam Gel Midazolam Inj 5mg/mL

Dextrose Syringe 50%   Discontinued? No  

Cephalexin Tabs Strength: 500mg Discontinued? No Alternatives: Cephalexin 500mg capsules

Cefadroxil tab Strength: 1gm Discontinued? No Alternatives: Cefadroxil 500mg; cefadroxil susp

Calcium Gluconate Tabs Strength: 500mg Discontinued? Yes  

Calcium Carbonate Strength: 1250mg Discontinued? Yes Alternatives: Calcium Carbonate 500mg

Bactroban Nasal Strength: 2% Discontinued? Yes Alternatives: Mupirocin Oint

Bacitracin/Polymixin Opth Oint   Discontinued? No Alternatives: Neo/Poly B/Gramicidin Opth Oint

Artificial Tears Ointment   Discontinued? no Alternatives: Lubrifresh PM

Ampicillin Strength: 250mg Discontinued? Yes Alternatives: 500mg caps or IV vials ONLY  

Veramyst Nasal Spr Alternatives: Fluticasone 50mcg Spr Strength: 27.5mcg Discontinued? No Other: Med available in limited supply

Strovite One Vitamins Alternatives: Multivitamins w/ minerals   Discontinued? No  

Sodium Chloride 0.9%   Strength: All sizes   Other: Pharmacy will not replenish backup boxes until relief of the shortage

Sodium Bicarbonate Inj Alternatives: Sodium Bicarbonate Inj 4.2% Strength: 8.4% Discontinued? No  

Scopalamine patch Alternatives: Brand Transderm   Discontinued? No  

Sarna sensitive lotion Alternatives: Cerave itch relieve lotion ; men-phor lotion; aveeno anti-itch cream   Discontinued? No  

Refresh PM Oint     Discontinued? No  

Refresh Lacrilube Oint   Discontinued? No  

Phenytoin Inj Alternatives: Phenytoin caps, susp, chew tabs; Levetiractiam Inj   Discontinued? No  

Potassium Chloride Inj Alternatives: Liquid, Tabs, Caps   Discontinued? No Other: Med available in limited supply

Oxycodone ER Alternatives: Brand Oxycontin Strength: All strengths Discontinued? No  

Nephronex Liquid   Discontinued? No  

Natural Forte Tears Alternatives: Artificial Tears   Discontinued? Yes

Naphazoline Sol Opth Alternatives: Visine Soln Strength: 0.1% Discontinued? No  

Mucomyst Alternatives: 10% Strength: 20% Discontinued? No Other: Med available in limited supply

Morphine Sulfate Oral Syringe Alternatives: Morphine Sulfate 10mg/0.5mL, 1mL Oral Syringe Strength: 20mg/mL, 1mL Discontinued? Yes

Morphine sulfate for Inj Alternatives: Morphine  oral solution, morphine tablets (IR and ER) Strength: All strengths Discontinued? No  

Lidocaine HCl Inj Alternatives: Other vial sizes available Strength: 1%, 10mL Discontinued? 10mL size only

Levocetirizine tab Alternatives: Cetirizine 10mg tab Strength: 5mg Discontinued? No  

Isosorbide Dinitrate ER Alternatives: Isosorbide Dinitrate 5,10,20,30mg Isosorbide Mononitrate ER 30mg Strength: 40mg Discontinued? No  

LacHydrin Lotion/Cream Alternatives: Ammonium Lactate 12% Strength: 5% Discontinued? No  

Insyte Catheter Alternatives: 22G or 24G Strength: 18G, 20G Discontinued? Yes  

Hypotears Soln Alternatives: Isopto Tears, Tears Natural Free   Discontinued? No  

Hydromorphone for Inj Alternatives: Hydromorphone Tabs or 1mg/ml oral solution Strength: All strengths Discontinued? No  

Hydroxyzine Inj Alternatives: Hydroxyzine Inj 25mg/mL Strength: 50mg/mL Discontinued? Yes  

Hexavitamin Alternatives: Multivitamin Tab/Cap   Discontinued? Yes  

Genteal Gel Alternatives: Genteal Drops/Tears; Systane   Discontinued? Yes  

Elta Seal Cream   Strength: 6% Discontinued? Yes  

Duloxetine caps Alternatives: Duloxetine 20mg, 30mg, 60mg Strength: 40mg Discontinued? No  

Dorzolamide/Timolol Drops Alternatives: Drugs available separately   Discontinued? No  

Dilaudid Tabs (Brand) Alternatives: Hydromorphone Tabs 2mg Strength: 2mg Discontinued? No  

Diazepam Inj Alternatives: Diazepam Gel Midazolam Inj 5mg/mL Strength: All strengths Discontinued? No  

Dextrose Syringe 50%   Discontinued? No  

Cephalexin Tabs Alternatives: Cephalexin 500mg capsules Strength: 500mg Discontinued? No  

Cefadroxil tab Alternatives: Cefadroxil 500mg; cefadroxil susp Strength: 1gm Discontinued? No  

Calcium Gluconate Tabs   Strength: 500mg Discontinued? Yes  

Calcium Carbonate Alternatives: Calcium Carbonate 500mg Strength: 1250mg Discontinued? Yes  

Bydureon inj Alternatives: Bydureon Dual Chamber Pen; Bydureon Bcise Strength: 2mg Discontinued? Yes  

Bactroban Nasal Alternatives: Mupirocin Oint Strength: 2% Discontinued? Yes  

Bacitracin/Polymixin Opth Oint Alternatives: Neo/Poly B/Gramicidin Opth Oint Discontinued? No  

Atrovent HFA inhaler Alternatives: Ipratropium neb solution, Spiriva   Discontinued? No  

Ampicillin Alternatives: 500mg caps or IV vials ONLY Strength: 250mg Discontinued? Yes  

Veramyst Nasal Spr Alternatives: Fluticasone 50mcg Spr Strength: 27.5mcg Discontinued? No Other: Med available in limited supply

Sodium Chloride 0.9%   Strength: All sizes Discontinued? No Other: Pharmacy will not replenish backup boxes until relief of the shortage

Sodium Bicarbonate Inj Alternatives: Sodium Bicarbonate Inj 4.2% Strength: 8.4% Discontinued? No

Siltussin DM Alternatives: Robafen DM   Discontinued? No

Sarna sensitive lotion Alternatives: Cerave itch relieve lotion ; men-phor lotion; aveeno anti-itch cream   Discontinued? No

Refresh PM Oint   Discontinued? No

Refresh Lacrilube Oint   Discontinued? No

Primaxin Inj Alternatives: Invanz Strength: 250mg, 500mg Discontinued? No

Potassium Chloride Inj Alternatives: Liquid, Tabs, Caps Discontinued? No Other: Med available in limited supply

Nephronex Liquid   Discontinued? No

Natural Forte Tears Alternatives: Artificial Tears Discontinued? Yes

Naphazoline Sol Opth Alternatives: Visine Soln Strength: 0.1% Discontinued? No

Mucomyst Alternatives: 10% Strength: 20% Discontinued? No Other: Med available in limited supply