[25 October 2013]
Products Affected - Description
Tetracycline capsules, Teva
250 mg, 100 count (NDC 00172-2416-60)
250 mg, 100 count unit dose (NDC 00172-2416-10) - discontinued
250 mg, 1000 count (NDC 00172-2416-80)
500 mg, 100 count (NDC 00172-2407-60)
500 mg, 100 count unit dose (00172-2407-10) - discontinued
500 mg, 1000 count (NDC 00172-2407-80)
Tetracycline capsules, Watson
250 mg, 100 count (NDC 00591-2234-01) - discontinued
250 mg, 1000 count (NDC 00591-2234-10) - discontinued
500 mg, 100 count (NDC 00591-2235-01) - discontinued
500 mg, 1000 count (NDC 00591-2235-10) - discontinued
Reason for the Shortage
- Due to the shortage, combination products that contain oral tetracycline may be affected as well.
- Heritage launched tetracycline capsules in October 2013.
- Teva states tetracycline capsules are unavailable due to a raw material shortage.
- Watson discontinued tetracycline capsules in October 2013. The company could not provide a reason for the discontinuation.
Tetracycline capsules, Heritage
250 mg, 100 count (NDC 23155-0017-01)
500 mg, 100 count (NDC 23155-0018-01)
Estimated Resupply Dates
Teva has all tetracycline capsules temporarily discontinued and the company cannot estimate a release date.
October 25, 2013; October 24, 2013; August 1, 2013; June 6, 2013; April 4, 2013; February 1, 2013; January 9, 2013; October 2, 2012; June 28, 2012; March 20, 2012; February 27, 2012; February 1, 2012; January 18, 2012; December 6, 2011; October 4, 2011; September 15, 2011; September 14, 2011; August 11, 2011, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2013, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.
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