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Alcohol Dehydrated Injection (Ethanol)

Reason for the Shortage

    • Akorn states the back order was due to manufacturing delays.
    • American Regent is not currently marketing dehydrated alcohol.
    • Flon Laboratories has dehydrated alcohol 1 mL and 5 mL vials available through Morris and Dickson and direct orders. The customer service number is 877-358-4342. It is being marketed by MHC Pharma, LLC.
    • BPI has Ablysinol available. It is the only FDA-approved dehydrated alcohol product currently marketed.

Available Products

    • Ablysinol injection, BPI Labs, 99% or greater, 5 mL ampule, 10 count, NDC 62250-0105-02
    • Alcohol Dehydrated (Ethanol) injection, Akorn, 98% or greater, 5 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 17478-0503-05
    • Alcohol Dehydrated injection, Flon Laboratories LLC, 1 mL vial, 5 count, NDC 71414-0301-05
    • Alcohol Dehydrated injection, Flon Laboratories LLC, 5 mL vial, 5 count, NDC 71414-0305-05
    • Alcohol Dehydrated, Letco Medical, 190 proof, 1 gallon bottle, 1 count, Product 696338
    • Alcohol Dehydrated, Letco Medical, 190 proof, 1 pint bottle, 1 count, Product 696251

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • All marketed presentations are available.


Updated June 24, 2019 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created November 17, 2016 by Elyse MacDonald, PharmD, MS, BCPS. © 2019, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.


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