Levophed shortage

  1. Saw that there is a levophed shortage...anyone know why?
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  3. by   ♪♫ in my ♥
    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. by   azhiker96
    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.
  5. by   ♪♫ in my ♥
    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. by   JemJ
    Are you guys having a morphine shortage? We are at my hospital
  7. by   blondy2061h
    Levo is a crappy drug to be short on. I mean, nothing really works quite like it.
  8. by   RN1980
    got that right blondy..1st line pressor for septic shock..we are still feeling the shortage crunch on diprivan.
  9. by   silentRN
    Just got another email saying there is a shortage on dopamine now!
  10. by   CoolhandHutch
    I hear we're going to be out of bretylium soon