The drug shortages plaguing 10 physician specialties

Below are more than 100 drug shortages, categorized by 10 therapeutic areas they're commonly used in, according to website Clinical Advisor.

 

A full list of drug shortages and the status of those shortage can be accessed on the FDA database.

Anesthesiology
Atropine sulfate injection
Bupivacaine hydrochloride and epinephrine injection, USP
Bupivacaine hydrochloride injection, USP
Ketamine injection
Lidocaine hydrochloride (Xylocaine) injection
Lidocaine hydrochloride (Xylocaine) injection with epinephrine
Methadone hydrochloride injection
Ropivacaine hydrochloride injection

Cardiology
Abciximab injection
Bisoprolol fumarate tablets
Bumetanide injection, USP
Diltiazem hydrochloride
Diltiazem hydrochloride ER capsules
Dobutamine hydrochloride injection
Dopamine hydrochloride injection
Enalaprilat injection, USP
Epinephrine injection
Eprosartan mesylate tablets
Guanfacine hydrochloride tablets
Labetalol hydrochloride injection
Lidocaine hydrochloride (Xylocaine) and dextrose injection solution-premix bags
Methyldopa tablets
Metoprolol tartrate injection, USP
Olmesartan medoxomil tablets
Procainamide hydrochloride injection, USP
Timolol maleate tablets
Valsartan tablets

Dermatology
Dexamethasone sodium phosphate injection
Eflornithine hydrochloride (Vaniqa) cream

Endocrinology
Calcitriol injection
Dexamethasone sodium phosphate injection
Dextrose 50 percent injection
Fludrocortisone acetate tablets
Penicillamine (Depen) titratable tablets
Phosphate injection products
Potassium chloride injection
Potassium phosphate injection
Progesterone injection, USP
Scopolamine transdermal system
Sodium bicarbonate injection, USP
Sodium chloride 23.4 percent injection
Sodium phosphate injection

Gastroenterology
Amino acids
Calcium chloride injection, USP
Dexamethasone sodium phosphate injection
Dextrose 5 percent injection bags
Dextrose 50 percent injection
Dicyclomine oral tablets/capsules
Metoclopramide injection, USP
Multivitamin infusion
Ondansetron hydrochloride injection
Penicillamine (Depen) titratable tablets
Phosphate injection products
Potassium chloride injection
Potassium phosphate injection
Promethazine injection
Ranitidine injection, USP
Sacrosidase oral solution
Sodium bicarbonate injection, USP
Sodium chloride 0.9 percent injection bags
Sodium chloride 23.4 percent injection
Sodium phosphate injection

Hematology
Asparaginase erwinia chrysanthemi (Erwinaze)
Deferoxamine mesylate for injection, USP
Dexamethasone sodium phosphate injection
Heparin sodium and sodium chloride 0.9 percent injection
Nelarabine (Arranon) injection

Neurology
Atropine sulfate injection
Carbidopa and levodopa extended-release tablets
Dexamethasone sodium phosphate injection
Diazepam injection, USP
Levetiracetam immediate-release oral tablets, USP
Lorazepam injection, USP
Phenytoin sodium injection, USP
Physostigmine salicylate injection, USP
Scopolamine transdermal system

Oncology
Asparaginase erwinia chrysanthemi (Erwinaze)
Dexamethasone sodium phosphate injection
Dexrazoxane injection
Ethiodized oil injection
Etoposide injection
Etoposide phosphate injection
Leucovorin calcium lyophilized powder for injection
Leuprolide acetate injection
Methotrexate sodium injection

Pediatrics
Amino acids
Asparaginase erwinia chrysanthemi (Erwinaze)
Atropine sulfate injection
Calcium chloride injection, USP
Cefepime injection
Cefotaxime sodium (Claforan) injection
Dexrazoxane injection
Dextrose 5 percent injection bags
Dextrose 50 percent injection
Diphenhydramine injection
Dobutamine hydrochloride injection
Fentanyl citrate (Sublimaze) injection
L-Cysteine hydrochloride injection
Leucovorin calcium lyophilized powder for injection
Lidocaine hydrochloride (Xylocaine) injection
Lidocaine hydrochloride (Xylocaine) injection with epinephrine
Methylphenidate hydrochloride (QUILLICHEW ER) extended-release chewable tablets
Methylphenidate hydrochloride (QUILLIVANT XR) for extended-release oral suspension
Multivitamin infusion (adult and pediatric)
Nystatin oral suspension
Penicillamine (Depen) titratable tablets
Peritoneal dialysis solutions
Phosphate injection products
Piperacillin and tazobactam (Zosyn) injection
Potassium chloride injection
Promethazine (Phenergan) injection
Remifentanil (Ultiva) lyophilized powder for solution injection
Sodium bicarbonate injection, USP
Sodium chloride 0.9 percent injection bags
Sodium chloride 23.4 percent injection
Sodium phosphate injection

Psychiatry
Buspirone HCl tablets
Flurazepam hydrochloride capsules
Fluvoxamine ER capsules
Haloperidol tablets
Hydroxyzine pamoate oral capsules
Isocarboxazid tablets
Methylphenidate hydrochloride (QUILLICHEW ER) extended-release chewable tablets
Methylphenidate hydrochloride (QUILLIVANT XR) for extended-release oral suspension
Thioridazine hydrochloride tablets
Thiothixene capsules
Trifluoperazine hydrochloride tablets

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