Drug Shortages in the U.S during COVID-19 Pandemic
The list of drugs shortages in the US (during the COVID-19 Pandemic)
During the COVID-19 pandemic, a shortage of medicines has led to people stocking medicines and hospitalization affecting drug supplies.
Drug shortage is a common occurrence, but during COVID-19, the Use of some drugs in the COVID 19 treatment has become more common than usual, due to which they are in shortage.
However, the US FDA is working very closely to deal with this situation but the officials are worried that it is not the panacea at all.
The World’s two largest pharmaceutical producers and the largest distributors of the active ingredients in medications, have also been suffering from viruses and are facing slow manufacturing times due to labor shortages.
The following drugs are used to treat COVID-19 that are experiencing shortages.
COVID-19 Related Drug Shortages:
|Vecuronium bromide injection||Maintains muscle relaxation during ventilation|
|Sodium chloride small volume bags||Used to prepare many essential IV drugs|
|Ropivacaine Hydrochloride Injection*||Anesthetic|
|Rocuronium injection||Maintains muscle relaxation during ventilation|
|Propofol emulsion injection*||Maintains sleepiness & comfort while on the ventilator|
|Norepinephrine bitartrate injection||Treats critically low blood pressure|
|Midazolam injection*||Maintain sleepiness and comfort while on the ventilator|
|Meropenem injection||Bacterial infection|
|Hydroxychloroquine sulfate tablets*||Malaria, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus (possible COVID-19 treatment)|
|Heparin injection*||Prevents blood clots (for hospitalized patients who are at an increased risk)|
|Furosemide injection*||Fluid retention|
|Fluticasone propionate inhalers||Long-term management of asthma COPD|
|Fentanyl citrate injection*||Treats severe pain|
|Etomidate injection||General anesthesia|
|Doxycycline Hyclate injection||Bacterial infection|
|Dopamine hydrochloride injection*||Low blood pressure|
|Dobutamine injection*||Heart failure|
|Dexmedetomidine hydrochloride vials for injection*||Maintains sleepiness & comfort while on the ventilator|
|Cisatracurium besylate injection*||Maintains muscle relaxation during ventilation|
|Chloroquine phosphate tablets*||Malaria (possible COVID-19 treatment)|
|Ceftazidime injection||Bacterial infection|
|Azithromycin injection and tablets*||Bacterial infection|
|Ampicillin sodium and sulbactam sodium injection||Bacterial infection|
|Albuterol sulfate inhalers||Treat or prevent bronchospasm|
The above list is a precise list of drugs that are in shortage. You can check the FDA list to know all drug shortages.
Our team is monitoring US drug shortages data released by the FDA and The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) to help you during this Pandemic.
How do get medicines during drug shortages?
Online pharmacies are playing a vital role in this situation, but in the COVID-19 outbreak, many airlines have reduced or canceled the flights, which may result in a delay in delivery. But it may be the solution to get your medication without any hassle. You should check drugs in various online pharmacies, If you get them in stock, you can buy them from there.
We can help you in this situation, as we are a PharmacyChecker accredited online pharmacy. We have a strong drug supply chain from a number of international locations that may help us to provide affordable medication to our customers.
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