Bumex Drug Shortage
Bumetanide tablets (Bumex) is currently on national backorder. Supplies at the wholesalers have now been exhausted. Current hospitalized patients on bumetanide tablets will remain on the medication. Upon receiving new orders for bumetanide tablets starting 3-21-14 the pharmacist will be contacting prescribers to change to an alternative medication (e.g. Lasix).
Reason for the Shortage
Mylan, Sandoz and Teva cannot provide a reason for the shortage.
No bumetanide presentations are available.
Estimated Resupply Dates
Mylan and Sandoz has all bumetanide cannot estimate a release date.
Teva has estimates a release date in mid-April 2014.