Change in Preferred Drug List Status for Generic Levalbuterol Inhalation Solution Effective Oct. 31, 2023

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In response to the shortage of inhalation solution products with the preferred brand name Xopenex, HHSC removed the non-preferred status from the generic levalbuterol inhalation solution products on the preferred drug list (PDL) effective Oct. 31, 2023. Providers can now prescribe the generic levalbuterol inhalation solution without requiring a PDL prior authorization, allowing clients to continue accessing necessary medication.

The following table lists the generic levalbuterol products with their National Drug Codes (NDCs):

NDCDrug Name
00093414556Levalbuterol 0.31 MG/3 ML SOL
00093414656Levalbuterol 0.63 MG/3 ML SOL
00093414756Levalbuterol ROL CONC 1.25 MG/0.5
00093414856Levalbuterol 1.25 MG/3 ML SOL
00115993078Levalbuterol L 0.31 MG/3 ML SOL
00115993178Levalbuterol 0.63 MG/3 ML SOL
00115993278Levalbuterol 1.25 MG/3 ML SOL
00378699393Levalbuterol CONC 1.25 MG/0.5
00378969052Levalbuterol 0.31 MG/3 ML SOL
00378969152Levalbuterol 0.63 MG/3 ML SOL
00378969252Levalbuterol 1.25 MG/3 ML SOL
35573044325Levalbuterol 0.31 MG/3 ML SOL
35573044425Levalbuterol 0.63 MG/3 ML SOL
35573044525Levalbuterol 1.25 MG/3 ML SOL
47335074349Levalbuterol 0.31 MG/3 ML SOL
47335074649Levalbuterol 0.63 MG/3 ML SOL
47335075349Levalbuterol 1.25 MG/3 ML SOL
65862094324Levalbuterol 0.31 MG/3 ML SOL
65862094424Levalbuterol 0.63 MG/3 ML SOL
65862094524Levalbuterol 1.25 MG/3 ML SOL
76204070001Levalbuterol 0.31 MG/3 ML SOL
76204070025Levalbuterol 0.31 MG/3 ML SOL
76204080001Levalbuterol 0.63 MG/3 ML SOL
76204080025Levalbuterol 0.63 MG/3 ML SOL
76204090001Levalbuterol 1.25 MG/3 ML SOL
76204090025Levalbuterol 1.25 MG/3 ML SOL

Note: The preferred status of inhalation solution products with the brand name Xopenex will not change, so any available stock may still be prescribed. These Xopenex products have the following NDCs:

  • 17478017224
  • 17478017324
  • 17478017424