Friday, June 25, 2010

IV bactrim is gone

Hospitals across the country are facing a shortage of IV trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (bactrim). This is a severe shortage with hospitals reporting that they have completely exhausted all supplies. It is manufactured by a single company, Teva Pharmaceuticals, which is currently not able to project a date when it will be available. Moreover, the company has no supply to release for emergency use. Click here to view a nice table on therapeutic alternatives created by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists.


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  2. There is a Pharmacy in Lowell, AR that meets all USP 797 guidelines for sterility (Lowell Pharmacy... 479-770-0111) that can compound Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim Injection (bactrim) in quantities unique to each physician's practice. I know it has benifited hospitals and doctors in our area.

  3. This company was successful, why whey cant make bactrim?