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Fluorescein sodium injection

[17 December 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)

Fluorescite 10% injection, Alcon
100 mg/mL 5 mL (NDC 00065-0092-65)
 
AK-Fluor 10% injection, Akorn
100 mg/mL 5 mL vial (NDC 17478-0253-10) - to be discontinued December 31, 2014

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

Reason for the Shortage

  • Altaire Pharmaceuticals temporarily discontinued fluorescein and fluorescein lite products. Altaire Pharmaceuticals could not provide a reason for the temporary discontinuation.
  • Alcon expects to discontinue Fluorescite 10% on December 31, 2014. The company could not provide a reason for the discontinuation.

Available Products

There is insufficient supply for usual ordering.

Estimated Resupply Dates

  • Akorn has AK-Fluor 10% and 25% vials on allocation.
  • Altaire Pharmaceuticals temporarily discontinued fluorescein and fluorescein lite vials, and the company could not estimate when product would be available.
  • Alcon has a limited supply of Fluorescite 10% vials but plans to discontinue product on December 31, 2014.

Related Shortages

Updated

December 17, 2014; November 13, 2014; October 16, 2014; September 29, 2014; August 20, 2014; 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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