Dibucaine Ointment

[12 January 2017]

Products Affected - Description

Dibucaine ointment, Sandoz
1%, 30 gram tube, 1 count (NDC 00168-0046-31) - discontinued

Reason for the Shortage

  • Sandoz (Fougera) discontinued dibucaine 1% ointment.
  • Geritrex introduced dibucaine 1% ointment in March 2014.
  • Novartis divested the rights for all Nupercainal ointment products to Ducere Pharma in 2013.
  • These products are available Over-The-Counter.

Available Products

Nupercainal ointment, Ducere Pharma
1%, 57 gram tube, 1 count (NDC 55741-0402-02)
Dibucaine ointment, Geritrex
1%, 28 gram tube, 1 count (NDC 54162-0011-01)
Dibucaine ointment, Perrigo
1%, 28 gram tube, 1 count (NDC 45802-0050-03)

Estimated Resupply Dates

All marketed presentations are available.

Related Shortages


January 12, 2017; November 8, October 17, September 27, June 16, March 2, January 4, 2016; December 16, September 9, June 18, April 6, January 23, 2015; November 17, July 21, June 25, May 7, April 14, March 17, February 27, January 29, 2014, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2017, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.


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