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Bacitracin Topical Ointment

[22 October 2014]

Products Affected - Description

Bacitracin 500 unit/gram Ointment, Altaire
30 gram tube (NDC 59390-0026-17)

Bacitracin 500 unit/gram Ointment, Qualitest
30 gram tube (NDC 00603-0441-50)

Bacitracin 500 unit/gram Ointment, Sandoz
0.9 gram foil packets, unit-dose, 144 count (NDC 00168-0111-09)
15 gram tube (NDC 00168-0011-35)

Reason for the Shortage

Altaire, Sandoz, and Qualitest cannot provide a reason for the shortage.

Available Products

Bacitracin 500 unit/gram Ointment, Actavis
15 gram tube (NDC 00472-1105-34)
30 gram tube (NDC 00472-1105-56)

Bacitracin 500 unit/gram Ointment, G&W Labs
30 gram tube (NDC 00713-0280-31)

Bacitracin 500 unit/gram Ointment, Perrigo
0.9 gram, unit-dose, 144 count (NDC 45802-0060-70)
15 gram tube (NDC 45802-0060-01)
30 gram tube (NDC 45802-0060-03)

Bacitracin 500 unit/gram Ointment, Sandoz
30 gram tube (NDC 00168-0011-31)
120 gram tube (NDC 00168-0011-04)
454 gram jar (NDC 00168-0011-16)

Bacitracin 500 unit/gram Ointment, Taro
15 gram tube (NDC 51672-2075-01)
30 gram tube (NDC 51672-2075-02)

Estimated Resupply Dates

  • Altaire has bacitracin 30 gram tubes on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.
  • Qualitest was unable to be reached for product availability information. In June 2014 Qualitest had bacitracin 30 gram tubes on back order and the company could not estimate a release date.
  • Sandoz has bacitracin 0.9 gram unit-dose packets and 15 gram tubes on back order with an estimated release date of early-November 2014.

Related Shortages

Updated

October 22, 2014; October 3, 2014; September 17, 2014; August 27, 2014; August 8, 2014; July 16, 2014; June 5, 2014, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2014, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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