Prednisone Shortage?

So last Tuesday, the NP sent in my prescription for pred just like always, but our CVS said that they were out of stock and backordered. I called several times to see if they had it in, but no luck. Finally I called again today (8 days later!) and told them I needed my prescription filled, and they finally found enough (160/10mg) at a Target CVS about 15 miles away. They said it was the only CVS pharmacy in a 30 mile radius that had enough pred to fill my prescription.  

So has anyone else had issues getting their pred prescription filled due to a shortage? 


Comments 8

  • LK

    Oh, my Dory! So glad you were persistent and were able to get some!

     I just refilled mine last week and at that point there wasn't any problem in our area.

  • StephM

    We just got some for the dog last week from a grocery store chain (our CVS tends to be quite expensive for the dog rx).

  • K8sMom2002

    Dory, that had to be stressful! I'm glad you got your meds finally. Did the pharmacist give you any additional information on what was causing the shortage? Or if it were a regional shortage?

  • Pljohns

    I got a bunch filled two weeks ago and had no problems.  My insurance won't let us use CVS so we use Walgreens.

  • dory2005

    Cynthia, The pharmacist didn't know the reason or even when it would be in stock. I've never had issues before, so I'm not sure what to make of it. Hopefully, by next month, it will be resolved. 

  • K8sMom2002

    I've passed it on to our advocacy team so that we can get updated information on any possible shortages or the reasons why. Thanks for alerting us!