Alerts - SpecialtyRx

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