Drug Shortage: injectable respiratory fluoroquinolone antibiotics

July 14, 2017

There is a drug shortage of injectable respiratory fluoroquinolone antibiotics (moxifloxacin and levofloxacin injection). Moxifloxacin injection is on full backorder with no further stock anticipated until spring 2018. Levofloxacin injection, a possible alternate, is on full backorder with anticipated limited supply release Oct/Nov 2017. 

NH stock status:
At current rate of use, NH supply of injectable moxifloxacin will deplete prior to availability of injectable respiratory fluoroquinolone. 

Please stepdown moxifloxacin IV to PO as soon as possible.

Please see the drug shortage poster for more information.