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9/10/2021

Ciprofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution

Products Affected - Description

    • Ciprofloxacin ophthalmic solution, Akorn, 0.3%, 2.5 mL bottle, NDC 17478-0714-25
    • Ciprofloxacin ophthalmic solution, Akorn, 0.3%, 5 mL bottle, NDC 17478-0714-10

Reason for the Shortage

    • Akorn did not provide a reason for the shortage.
    • Novartis has Ciloxan available.
    • Sandoz has ciprofloxacin ophthalmic solution available.

Available Products

    • Ciloxan ophthalmic solution, Novartis, 0.3%, 5 mL bottle, NDC 00065-0656-05
    • Ciprofloxacin ophthalmic solution, Sandoz, 0.3%, 10 mL bottle, NDC 61314-0656-10
    • Ciprofloxacin ophthalmic solution, Sandoz, 0.3%, 2.5 mL bottle, NDC 61314-0656-25
    • Ciprofloxacin ophthalmic solution, Sandoz, 0.3%, 5 mL bottle, NDC 61314-0656-05

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Akorn has ciprofloxacin ophthalmic solution in 2.5 mL and 5 mL bottles on back order and the company estimates release dates of first quarter 2022.

Updated

Updated September 10, 2021 by Anthony Trovato, PharmD, BCPS. Created July 17, 2018 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2021, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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