[11 November 2013]
Products Affected - Description
Mercaptopurine tablets, Mylan
50 mg, 25 count (NDC 00378-3547-52)
50 mg, 250 count (NDC 00378-3547-25)
Mercaptopurine tablets, Teva
50 mg, 60 count (NDC 00093-5510-06)
Purinethol tablets, Teva
50 mg, 60 count (NDC 57844-0522-06)
Reason for the Shortage
- Mylan and Teva could not provide a reason for the shortage.
- Roxane states the reason for the shortage was increased demand.
Mercaptopurine tablets, Par
50 mg, 60 count (NDC 49884-0922-02)
50 mg, 250 count (NDC 49884-0922-04)
Mercaptopurine tablets, Roxane
50 mg, 25 count (NDC 00054-4581-11)
50 mg 250 count (NDC 00054-4581-27)
Estimated Resupply Dates
- Mylan has mercaptopurine tablets available but product has a short expiration date (October 2014).
- Teva has mercaptopurine and Purinethol tablets on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.
November 11, 2013; September 9, 2013; July 16, 2013; June 13, 2013; May 14, 2013; April 3, 2013; March 21, 2013; March 1, 2013, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2013, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.
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