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Atropine Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution

[20 May 2016]

Products Affected - Description

Isopto Atropine ophthalmic solution, Alcon Labs
1%, 5 mL bottle, 1 count (NDC 00998-0303-05) - discontinued
1%, 15 mL bottle, 1 count (NDC 00998-0303-15) - discontinued

Atropine Sulfate ophthalmic solution, Akorn
1%, 2 mL bottle, 1 count (NDC 17478-0215-02)
1%, 5 mL bottle, 1 count (NDC 17478-0215-05)
1%, 15 mL bottle, 1 count (NDC 17478-0215-15)
 
Atropine Sulfate ophthalmic solution, Sandoz
1%, 5 mL bottle, 1 count (NDC 61314-0303-01) - discontinued
1%, 15 mL bottle, 1 count (NDC 61314-0303-02) - discontinued

Reason for the Shortage

  • Alcon has discontinued Isopto Atropine.
  • Akorn received FDA approval for atropine sulfate 1% ophthalmic solution in July 2014; this new product launched in January 2015.
  • Sandoz has discontinued atropine sulfate ophthalmic solution.
  • Valeant discontinued their atropine sulfate 1% ophthalmic solution products in 2015.

Available Products

There is insufficient supply for usual ordering.

Estimated Resupply Dates

Akorn has atropine sulfate ophthalmic solution in 2 mL, 5 mL, and 15 mL bottles available in limited supply.

Related Shortages

Updated

May 20, April 25, March 3, January 28 and 6, 2016; December 22 and 11, September 9, July 20, June 16 and 1, April 20 and 6, February 26 and 4, January 21 and 7, 2015; December 15 and 3, November 21, 2014, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2016, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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