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Alcohol Dehydrated Injection (Ethanol)

Products Affected - Description

    • Alcohol Dehydrated (Ethanol) injection, Akorn, 98% or greater, 5 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 17478-0503-05 - discontinued
    • Alcohol Dehydrated (Ethanol) injection, Seton Pharmaceuticals, 98% or greater, 5 mL vial, 10 count, NDC 13925-0177-10 - discontinued

Reason for the Shortage

    • Akorn has stopped manufacturing and distributing dehydrated alcohol as of February 18, 2020.
    • BPI has Ablysinol available. It is the only FDA-approved dehydrated alcohol product.
    • Seton has discontinued dehydrated alcohol.

Available Products

    • Ablysinol injection, BPI Labs, 99% or greater, 5 mL ampule, 10 count, NDC 62250-0105-02

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • BPI Labs has Ablysinol available.


Updated December 8, 2020 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created March 9, 2020 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2020, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.



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