Drug shortage 12/31/18

New Addition:

  • hydrALAZINE 20 mg/mL – expected release is early to mid-January.  Please use PO hydralazine wherever possible.

 To Note:

  • Lidocaine and bupivacaine injections continue to be in short supply with intermittent releases.  Pharmacy will continue to check availability and recommend substitution as needed.
  • Dexamethasone PF 10 mg/mL continues on backorder.  There is no supply currently available at Huntley or Woodstock.  McHenry has 10 vials in stock.  The expected release date for this is mid-January.
  • HYDROmorphone
    • 2 mg syringes are unavailable at this time; 2 mg vials are in good supply
    • 5 mg and 1 mg syringes are both available at this time
  • Morphine
    • 2mg vials and syringes are unavailable at this time
    • 4mg syringes are unavailable; vials are allocated in short supply
  • Nystatin 500,000 units/5 mL susp continues on backorder
  • Haloperidol 0.5 mg tablet continues on backorder; Pharmacy has haloperidol 2 mg/mL 5 mL oral concentrate cups in stock
  • Irbesartan 75 mg and 150 mg tablets continue to be on backorder.