Products Affected - Description
Dibucaine ointment 1%, Perrigo
28 gram tube, single-count (NDC 45802-0050-03)
Dibucaine ointment 1%, Fougera
30 gram tube, single-count (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, single-count (NDC 55741-0402-02)
Dibucaine ointment 1%, Geritrex
28 gram tube, single-count (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.
June 18, April 6, January 23, 2015; November 17, September 17, July 21, June 25, May 7, April 14, March 17, February 27, January 29, 2014, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2015, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.
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