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Current Drug Shortages

Current Drug Shortages

This page contains up-to-date information on current shortages of medically necessary veterinary products.

When drug shortages involve medically necessary veterinary products, it is FDA’s policy to help prevent or alleviate them. FDA works with drug manufacturers in the U.S. and, when necessary, other countries, to find ways to resolve these shortages. FDA does not have the authority to require a company to make any product, even if it is medically necessary.

Date Product Company Information Reason
7/24/2018 Percorten™-V
(desoxycorticosterone pivalate injectable suspension)
Elanco Animal Health
Percorten™-V website
Manufacturing delay.
During this shortage situation, an alternative treatment option which is also approved for use for the treatment of Canine Addison’s Disease is in adequate supply. https://www.dechra-us.com/
10/17/2017 Pentobarbital Sodium + Phenytoin Sodium Various companies Manufacturing delay
10/17/2017 Bloat Guard Liquid Type A Medicated Article Phibro Animal Health Corp. Manufacturing delay
4/19/2017 Ivermectin/Clorsulon Various companies Manufacturing delay
08/08/2016 Halamid Aqua Axcentive SARL Manufacturing delay
4/13/2015 IV Fluids for Animal Use, 3L & 5L volume size Various companies Demand Increase, Reduction in the manufacturing of 3L & 5L volume size
11/28/2011 Atropine Sulfate Sparhawk Laboratories, Inc.
Customer Service – 800-255-6368
Limited supply has been made available for distribution.
Manufacture delay
11/10/2010 Epinephrine RVX distributed by Teva
Discontinued distribution

Information about Resolved Drug Shortages