Dihydroergotamine Mesylate Injection

[09 July 2014]

Products Affected - Description

Dihydroergotamine mesylate injection, Bedford
1 mg/mL, 1 mL vial, 10 count (NDC 55390-0013-10)

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)
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 will close in 2014. Ben Venue supplies multiple sterile injectable products for Bedford Laboratories. Supplies of product that has already been manufactured will continue to be released until inventory is depleted. Bedford Laboratories has a small number of products manufactured elsewhere that are not affected by this closure.
  • Valeant cannot provide a reason for the shortage of dihydroergotamine mesylate injection.
  • Paddock states the reason for the shortage is manufacturing delay.

Available Products

Insufficient supplies for usual ordering.

Estimated Resupply Dates

  • Bedford has dihydroergotamine mesylate injection on long-term back order and the company cannot estimate a release date. Ben Venue manufactured dihydroergotamine for Bedford.
  • Paddock has dihydroergotamine mesylate 1 mL ampules in 5 count and 10 count on back order. The company cannot estimate a release date. Products will go on allocation once they become available.
  • Valeant has D.H.E. 45 injection on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.

Related Shortages


July 9, 2014; June 10, 2014; May 21, 2014; May 5, 2014; March 31, 2014; March 17, 2014; February 24, 2014; January 29, 2014; January 3, 2014; December 17, 2013; November 13, 2013; October 10, 2013; September 16, 2013; August 14, 2013, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2014, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.


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