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Fluorescein sodium injection

[01 July 2014]

Products Affected - Description

Fluorescein sodium 10% injection, Altaire Pharmaceuticals
100 mg/mL 5 mL vial (NDC 59390-0199-05)

Fluorescein sodium 25% injection, Altaire Pharmaceuticals
250 mg/mL 2 mL vial (NDC 59390-0200-02)

Fluorescein Lite 10% injection, Altaire Pharmaceuticals
100 mg/mL 5 mL vial (NDC 59390-0188-05)

Fluorescein Lite 25% injection, Altaire Pharmaceuticals
250 mg/mL 2 mL vial (NDC 59390-0187-02)

AK-Fluor 10% injection, Akorn
100 mg/mL 5 mL vial (NDC 17478-0253-10)

AK-Fluor 25% injection, Akorn
250 mg/mL 5 mL vial (NDC 17478-0250-20)

Fluorescite 10% injection, Alcon
100 mg/mL 5 mL (NDC 00065-0092-65)

Reason for the Shortage

  • Altaire Pharmaceuticals temporarily discontinued fluorescein and fluorescein lite products. Altaire Pharmaceuticals could not provide a reason for the temporary discontinuation.
  • Akorn and Alcon could not provide a reason for the shortage.

Available Products

There is insufficient supply for usual ordering.

Estimated Resupply Dates

  • Altaire Pharmaceuticals temporarily discontinued fluorescein and fluorescein lite vials, and the company could not estimate when product would be available.
  • Akorn has AK-Fluor 10% and 25% available for direct order.
  • Alcon has Fluorescite 10% vials on backorder, and the company cannot estimate a release date.

Related Shortages

Updated

July 1, 2014; May 21, 2014; May 7, 2014, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2014, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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