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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.

Posting Date Product Company Information Reason
11/15/2019 Diclazuril Merck Animal Health Manufacturing delay
11/13/2019 Epinephrine 1 mg/mL Sparhawk Laboratories, Inc.
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Increased demands. Also available approved human product available in adequate supply, 30 ml vials.
11/13/2019 Tricaine methanesulfonate Western Chemical, Inc., dba Syndel USA Manufacturing delay
8/23/2019 Oxytetracycline Injection 200 mg/ml Norbrook Laboratories Manufacturing delay
8/23/2019 Oxytetracycline 100 mg/ml Norbrook Laboratories Manufacturing delay
8/23/2019 Flunixin Meglumine Injection Norbrook Laboratories Manufacturing delay
8/23/2019 Flunixin Injection-S Norbrook Laboratories Manufacturing delay
8/23/2019 Ivermectin + Clorsulon Norbrook Laboratories Manufacturing delay.  A recently approval of a product with the same ingredient is available to the market.  Demand increase still requires monitoring to assure adequate supply.
8/23/2019 Meloxican (injectable) Norbrook Laboratories Manufacturing delay
8/23/2019 Meloxican (injectable) Norbrook Laboratories Manufacturing delay
10/17/2017 Pentobarbital Sodium + Phenytoin Sodium Various companies Manufacturing delay
10/17/2017 Poloxalene Liquid Type A Medicated Article Phibro Animal Health Corp. Manufacturing delay
08/08/2016 Chloramine-T 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

Information about Resolved Drug Shortages