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Levophed shortage

  1. 0 Saw that there is a levophed shortage...anyone know why?
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  3. Visit  ♪♫ in my ♥ profile page
    #1 0
    Just a guess but I'm thinking it's the same issues that cause other shortages: A combination of manufacturing/quality-control problems and the concentration of production in very, very few plants...

    There's no reserve/excess capacity in the production system.
  4. Visit  azhiker96 profile page
    #2 0
    Our hospital just finished a 3 month stint without furosemide. They stocked bumetanide as a substitute. I don't think the public knows just how scarce some of the meds have become.
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    #3 7
    It's out in the mass-market media: Drug Shortages...

    Among others, it says that there's a shortage of Dilaudid... that must be because how much the stuff we push in our hospital... it often seems that I give out more Dilaudid than I do water.
  6. Visit  JemJ profile page
    #4 0
    Are you guys having a morphine shortage? We are at my hospital
  7. Visit  blondy2061h profile page
    #5 0
    Levo is a crappy drug to be short on. I mean, nothing really works quite like it.
  8. Visit  RN1980 profile page
    #6 1
    got that right blondy..1st line pressor for septic shock..we are still feeling the shortage crunch on diprivan.
  9. Visit  silentRN profile page
    #7 0
    Just got another email saying there is a shortage on dopamine now!
  10. Visit  CoolhandHutch profile page
    #8 0
    I hear we're going to be out of bretylium soon