To: Physician, Nursing, and Pharmacy Staff
From: Alan Mader, PharmD, Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator
Re: Dexamethasone 10 mg/mL 1 mL Injection PF Shortage
We have been notified that dexamethasone 10 mg/mL 1 mL PF has been placed on the shortage list.
This shortage has been newly announced.
|The quantity of 1 mL PF vials available at NWM, NWH, NWW is 110. The usual consumption at NWH is approximately 18 per day, with NWM and NWW being less. Based on that number and the ability to shift product between campuses, we have about a 5 day supply available. The shortage is expected to last from the end of October to mid-November, so that likelihood that supply will become depleted is strong.|
Utilize dexamethasone 10 mg/mL 1mL Injection with preservatives wherever possible.