Dexmethylphenidate Hydrochloride

[28 January 2015]

Products Affected - Description

Immediate Release
Dexmethylphenidate immediate-release tablets

Dexmethylphenidate, extended release capsules

Reason for the Shortage

  • Teva had product on allocation and shortage due to DEA quotas that are projected annually.
  • Mylan could not provide a reason for the shortage.
  • Novartis stated the reason for the shortage was increased demand.

Available Products

Immediate Release
Focalin tablets, Novartis
2.5 mg tablets, 100 count (NDC 00078-0380-05)
5 mg tablets, 100 count (NDC 00078-0381-05)
10 mg tablets, 100 count (NDC 00078-0382-05)
Dexmethylphenidate immediate-release tablets, Teva
2.5 mg tablets, 100 count (NDC 00093-5275-01)
5 mg tablets, 100 count (NDC 00093-5276-01)
10 mg tablets, 100 count (NDC 00093-5277-01)

Extended Release

Dexmethylphenidate, extended release capsules, Mylan
30 mg capsules, 100 count (NDC 00378-4084-01)

Dexmethylphenidate, extended release capsules, Par
15 mg capsules, 100 count (NDC 49884-0428-01)
30 mg capsules, 100 count (NDC 49884-0430-01)

Dexmethylphenidate, extended release capsules, Sandoz
30 mg capsules, 100 count (NDC 00781-2687-01)
Focalin XR capsules, Novartis
5 mg capsules, 100 count (NDC 00078-0430-05)
10 mg capsules, 100 count (NDC 00078-0431-05)
15 mg capsules, 100 count (NDC 00078-0493-05)
20 mg capsules, 100 count (NDC 00078-0432-05)
25 mg capsules, 100 count (NDC 00078-0608-05)
30 mg capsules, 100 count (NDC 00078-0433-05)
35 mg capsules, 100 count (NDC 00078-0609-05)
40 mg capsules, 100 count (NDC 00078-0434-05)
Dexmethylphenidate, extended release capsules, Teva
5 mg capsules, 100 count (NDC 00093-5550-01)
15 mg capsules, 100 count (NDC 00093-5552-01)
30 mg capsules, 100 count (NDC 00093-5554-01)
40 mg capsules, 100 count (NDC 00093-5562-01)

Estimated Resupply Dates

Immediate Release

  • All presentations are available.

Extended Release

  • All presentations are available.

Related Shortages


January 28, 2015; November 13, 2014; October 22, 2014; October 7, 2014; August 29, 2014; August 8, 2014; July 14, 2014; July 3, 2014; May 14, 2014; May 1, 2014; April 24, 2014; March 12, 2014; February 11, 2014, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2015, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.


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