FDA Drug Shortages

Current and Resolved Drug Shortages and Discontinuations Reported to FDA

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Lorazepam Injection, USP
Status: Currently in Shortage
»Date first posted: 05/03/2018
»Therapeutic Categories: Neurology

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Akorn Pharmaceuticals (Revised 12/02/2019)

Company Contact Information:
800-932-5676

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
Lorazepam Injection 2 mg/mL (NDC 17478-040-01) Available Demand increase for the drug

Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc./IMS (Reverified 07/02/2020)

Company Contact Information:
800-423-4136

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
LORAZEPAM INJECTION, USP, C IV [2 mg/ mL](NDC 76329-8261-1) IMS is on intermittent backorder (regularly releasing product but demands higher than supply) due to increased demand Other

Hikma Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. (formerly West-Ward) (Revised 05/12/2020)

Company Contact Information:
800-631-2174

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
Ativan (lorazepam) Injection 2 mg/mL, 1 mL vial (NDC 0641-6001-25) Inventory is currently available. Additional lots are scheduled to be manufactured. Product will be made available as it is released. Demand increase for the drug
Ativan (lorazepam) Injection 2 mg/mL, 10 mL vial (NDC 0641-6000-10) This presentation is temporarily on backorder Additional lots are scheduled to be manufactured. Product will be made available as it is released. Demand increase for the drug
Ativan (lorazepam) Injection 4 mg/mL, 1 mL vial (NDC 0641-6003-25) Inventory is currently available. Additional lots are scheduled to be manufactured. Product will be made available as it is released. Demand increase for the drug
Ativan (lorazepam) Injection 4 mg/mL, 10 mL vial ((NDC 0641-6002-10) Inventory is currently available. Additional lots are scheduled to be manufactured. Product will be made available as it is released. Demand increase for the drug
Lorazepam Injection, USP 2 mg/mL, 1 mL vial (NDC 0641-6044-25) Inventory is currently available. Additional lots are scheduled to be manufactured. Product will be made available as it is released. Demand increase for the drug
Lorazepam Injection, USP 2 mg/mL, 10 mL vial (NDC 0641-6046-10) This presentation is temporarily on backorder. Additional lots are scheduled to be manufactured. Product will be made available as it is released. Demand increase for the drug
Lorazepam Injection, USP 4 mg/mL, 1 mL vial (NDC 0641-6045-25) Inventory is currently available. Additional lots are scheduled to be manufactured. Product will be made available as it is released. Demand increase for the drug
Lorazepam Injection, USP 4 mg/mL, 10 mL vial (NDC 0641-6002-10) This presentation is temporarily on backorder. Additional lots are scheduled to be manufactured. Product will be made available as it is released. Demand increase for the drug

Hospira, Inc. (Revised 07/01/2020)

Company Contact Information:
844-646-4398

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
4 mg/mL; Carpuject Luer Lock Glass Syringe (NDC 00409-1539-31) Next Delivery and Estimated Recovery: January 2021 Shortage per manufacturer: Manufacturing Delay Other
2 mg/mL; Carpuject Luer Lock Glass Syringe (NDC 00409-1985-30) Available Other
2 mg/mL; 1 mL Multiple Dose Glass Fliptop Vial (NDC 00409-6778-02) Available Other
4 mg/mL; 1 mL Multiple Dose Glass Fliptop Vial (NDC 00409-6779-02) Next Delivery and Estimated Recovery: February 2023 Shortage per manufacturer: Manufacturing Delay Other
20 mg/10 mL (2 mg/mL); Multiple Dose Glass Fliptop Vial (NDC 00409-6780-02) Next Delivery and Estimated Recovery: February 2023 Shortage per manufacturer: Manufacturing Delay Other

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