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1/11/2021

Timolol Ophthalmic Gel Forming Solution

Products Affected - Description

    • Timoptic-XE ophthalmic solution, Bausch Health, 0.25%, 5 mL bottle, 1 count, NDC 24208-0814-25
    • Timoptic-XE ophthalmic solution, Bausch Health, 0.5%, 5 mL bottle, 1 count, NDC 24208-0816-25
    • Timolol ophthalmic solution, Bausch Health, 0.25%, 5 mL bottle, 1 count, NDC 24208-0818-25
    • Timolol ophthalmic solution, Bausch Health, 0.5%, 5 mL bottle, 1 count, NDC 24208-0819-25
    • Timolol ophthalmic solution, Sandoz, 0.25%, 5 mL bottle, 1 count, NDC 61314-0224-05
    • Timolol ophthalmic solution, Sandoz, 0.5%, 5 mL bottle, 1 count, NDC 61314-0225-05

Reason for the Shortage

    • Bausch Health has timolol ophthalmic gel forming solution on shortage due to manufacturing delays.
    • Sandoz has timolol ophthalmic gel forming solution on shortage due to shortage of raw ingredients.

Available Products

    • Timolol ophthalmic solution, Alembic, 0.25%, 5 mL bottle, 1 count, NDC 62332-0545-05
    • Timolol ophthalmic solution, Alembic, 0.5%, 5 mL bottle, 1 count, NDC 62332-0546-05

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Bausch Health has all timolol gel forming solution presentations on back order and the company estimates a release date of late-April 2021.
    • Sandoz has short-dated 0.25% timolol gel forming solution 5 mL bottles available. The 0.5% timolol gel forming solution 5 mL bottles are on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.

Updated

Created January 11, 2021 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2021, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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