Alcohol Dehydrated Injection (Ethanol)

[26 January 2017]

Products Affected - Description

Alcohol Dehydrated (Ethanol) injection, Akorn
98% or greater, 5 mL vial, 10 count (NDC 17478-0503-05)
Alcohol Dehydrated (Ethanol) injection, American Regent
98% or greater, 1 mL ampule, 10 count (NDC 00517-8571-10

Reason for the Shortage

Akorn states the back order was due to manufacturing delays.

Available Products

Alcohol Dehydrated (Ethanol) injection, American Regent
98% or greater, 5 mL ampule, 10 count (NDC 00517-8575-10)
Alcohol Dehydrated, Letco Medical
190 proof, 3840 mL bottle, 1 count (NDC 62991-1663-02)

Estimated Resupply Dates

  • Akorn has dehydrated alcohol 5 mL vials available in limited supply.
  • American Regent has dehydrated alcohol 1 mL ampules on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.

Related Shortages


January 26, 2017; December 23 and 15, November 29 and 17, 2016, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2017, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.


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