Ephedrine Injection

[04 November 2015]

Products Affected - Description

Ephedrine injection, Nexus Pharmaceuticals
50 mg/mL, 1 mL vial, 10 count (NDC 14789-0014-01) -
Ephedrine injection, Sandoz
50 mg/mL, 1 mL vial, 25 count (NDC 66758-0008-02) - discontinued

Reason for the Shortage

  • Hospira discontinued ephedrine in March, 2011.
  • Nexus exited the market for ephedrine injection in 2015.
  • Sandoz discontinued ephedrine in summer 2015.

Available Products

Ephedrine intravenous injection, Akorn
50 mg/mL, 1 mL ampule, 10 count (NDC 17478-0515-00)

Estimated Resupply Dates

All marketed presentations are currently available.

Related Shortages


November 4, October 12, August 24, July 16, June 10 and 8, March 20, February 12, January 26, 2015; December 16, November 21, October 13 and 2, August 20, July 25, June 26 and 6, May 13 and 7, April 24, March 18, 2014, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2015, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.


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