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Current and Resolved Drug Shortages and Discontinuations Reported to FDA

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Erythromycin Ophthalmic Ointment
Status: Currently in Shortage
»Date first posted: 07/06/2022
»Therapeutic Categories: Ophthalmology; Pediatric

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Akorn Pharmaceuticals (Revised 08/01/2022)

Company Contact Information:
800-932-5676

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
Erythromycin Ophthalmic Ointment 0.5%: 3.5 g tube (NDC 17478-070-35) Unavailable. Estimated availability 1Q2023. New manufacturing site being qualified.

CDC

Discontinuation of manufacture of the drug (from existing site).
Erythromycin Ophthalmic Ointment 0.5%: 1 g tube (unit dose) (NDC17478-070-31) Unavailable. Estimated availability 1Q2023. New manufacturing site being qualified.

CDC

Discontinuation of manufacture of the drug (from existing site).

Bausch Health (Revised 08/01/2022)

Company Contact Information:
800-321-4576

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
Erythromycin Ophthalmic Ointment USP, 0.5% 3.5 g in 1 tube (NDC 24208-910-55) Limited availability. Manufacturing and distribution is ongoing. Increase in demand orders will be taken on a case-by-case basis.

CDC

Demand increase for the drug
Erythromycin Ophthalmic Ointment USP, 0.5% 1 g in carton of 50 (NDC 24208-910-19) Limited availability. Manufacturing and distribution is ongoing. Increase in demand orders will be taken on a case-by-case basis.

CDC

Demand increase for the drug

Padagis US LLC (Revised 08/01/2022)

Company Contact Information:
763-732-0225

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
Erythromycin 0.5% Ophthalmic Ointment 3.5 gram, 24-count (00574-4024-39) Available and shipping

CDC

Demand increase for the drug
Erythromycin 0.5% Ophthalmic Ointment 1 gram, 50-count (00574-4024-50) Available and shipping

CDC

Demand increase for the drug
Erythromycin 0.5% Ophthalmic Ointment 3.5 gram, 1-count (00574-4024-35) Available and shipping

CDC

Demand increase for the drug
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