Some Forms Of Popular Antibiotic Amoxicillin In Short Supply, Likely Due To Increased Demand

Posted on 10/30/22 | News Source: CNN

Amoxicillin, a common antibiotic used to treat a broad range of conditions, is in short supply, according to the US Food and Drug Administration.

The agency lists amoxicillin oral solution in its drug shortage database, which relies on reports from manufacturers. The oral solution is an anti-infective used with pediatric patients.

The FDA told CNN on Friday that it was aware of “some intermittent supply interruptions” in the US and is working with manufacturers to evaluate the supply chain to help prevent or reduce the effects of drug shortages.

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, which gets reports about drug shortages from health-care practitioners, patients and caregivers, said Friday that it started hearing about a shortage of amoxicillin tablets and oral solution in some areas about three weeks ago.