Products Affected - Description
Dibucaine ointment 1%, Perrigo
28 gram tube (NDC 45802-0050-03)
Dibucaine ointment 1%, Fougera
30 gram tube (NDC 00168-0046-31)
Reason for the Shortage
- Perrigo and Fougera cannot provide a reason for the shortage.
- 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.
Nupercainal ointment 1%, Ducere Pharma
57 gram tube (NDC 55741-0402-02)
Dibucaine ointment 1%, Geritrex
28 gram tube (NDC 54162-0011-01)
Estimated Resupply Dates
- Perrigo has temporarily discontinued dibucaine ointment and the company cannot estimate a resupply date.
- Fougera has dibucaine ointment on long-term back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.
November 17, 2014; September 17, 2014; July 21, 2014; June 25, 2014; May 7, 2014; April 14, 2014; March 17, 2014; February 27, 2014; January 29, 2014, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2014, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.
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