There's a Shortage of Amoxicillin in America



There's a shortage of amoxicillin for children right now.

Amoxicillin is the most common drug used to treat things like ear infections, upper respiratory infections, and sinus infections in little ones, and the liquid type is very difficult to find right now in the United States of America.

The amoxicillin shortage
The Hill tells us that numerous large suppliers have been hit with "increased demand."

Hikma Pharmaceuticals, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and Sandoz, the generics division of Novartis, have all reported shortages of various doses of amoxicillin, which is most commonly used to treat bacterial infections in children.

The FDA's website lists increased demand as the reason for shortages at Hikma and Teva, as well as Aurobindo and Rising.

A shortage at Sandoz was listed as "other."

…The ASHP began reporting amoxicillin shortages about two weeks ago, but the FDA first reported a shortage on Oct. 28.

The FDA only lists drugs on its website once it has confirmed that "overall market demand is not being met by the manufacturers of the product."

The amoxicillin used for children is generally shipped in a powder form and turned into a suspension at the pharmacy.