Products Affected - Description
Dihydroergotamine mesylate injection, BenVenue (formerly Bedford product)
1 mg/mL, 1 mL vial, 10 count (NDC 55390-0013-10)
D.H.E. 45, Valeant Pharmaceuticals
1 mg/mL, 1 mL ampule, 10 count (NDC 66490-0041-01)
Reason for the Shortage
- Ben Venue has stopped production in its plant in Bedford, Ohio and closed in 2014.
- Valeant cannot provide a reason for the shortage of dihydroergotamine mesylate injection.
Dihydroergotamine mesylate injection, Paddock Labs (Perrigo)
1 mg/mL, 1 mL ampule, 5 count (NDC 00574-0850-05)
1 mg/mL, 1 mL ampule, 10 count (NDC 00574-0850-10)
Estimated Resupply Dates
Valeant has D.H.E. 45 injection on back order with an estimated release date in late-January, 2015.
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