Products Affected - Description
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)
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.
There is insufficient supply for usual ordering.
Estimated Resupply Dates
Akorn has atropine sulfate ophthalmic solution in 5 mL bottles available in limited supply. The 2 mL and 15 mL bottles are on back order and the company estimates a release date of mid-August 2016.
July 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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