FDA Anesthesia Drug Shortages

Visit the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ website for a curated list of current drug shortages that could adversely affect patient care.

The following is a curated list of drug shortages relevant to the anesthesia professional compiled from the FDA Drug Shortages website. List last updated Jan 6, 2019.

Vaso/Inotropo-/Chronotropo- active medications

Atropine Sulfate Inj
Calcium Chloride Ijection
Calcium Gluconate Injection
Dobutamine Hydrochloride Inj
Dopamine Hydrochloride
Epinephrine In, 0.1 mg/mL
Epinephrine Injection, Auto-injector
Labetalol Hydrochloride Inj
Sodium Bicarbonate Injection

Local Anesthetics

Bupivacaine Hydrochloride And Epinephrine Injection
Bupivacaine Hydrochloride Inj
Lidocaine Hydrohloride and Dextrose Inj Premix Bag
Lidocaine hydrochloride inj
Lidocaine hydrochloride Inj w/ Epinephrine
Ropivacaine Hydrochloride Inj

Muscle Relaxants



Diazepam Inj
Fentanyl Citrate (Sublimaze) Inj
Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Inj
Ketamine Inj
Ketorolac Tromethamine Inj
Lorazepam Inj
Methodone Hydrochloride Inj
Morphine Sulfate Inj
Remifentanil (Ultiva) Lyophyilized powder for soln inj


Dextrose 5% Injection Bags
Dextrose 50% Injection
Sodium Chloride 0.9% Injection Bags
Sodium Chloride 23.4% Injection
Sodium Chloride Inj, 0.9% Vials and Syringes


Abciximab (ReoPro)
Aminocaproic Acid
Cefazolin (Ancef) Inj
Diphenhydramine Inj
Heparin Sodium and Sodium Chloride 0.9% Inj
Magnesium Sulfate Inj
Metoclopramide Inj
Ondansetron Hydrochloride
Scopolamine Transdermal System


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