Memantine Hydrochloride

[05 February 2016]

Products Affected - Description

All presentations are currently available

Reason for the Shortage

  • Actavis states the reason for the shortage of Namenda XR capsules was manufacturing delay.
  • There are several other manufacturers of memantine immediate release tablets and these were not affected by the shortage.

Available Products

Namenda XR oral capsule, Actavis (formerly Forest)
7 mg, 30 count (NDC 00456-3407-33)
14 mg, 30 count (NDC 00456-3414-33)
14 mg, 90 count (NDC 00456-3414-90)
14 mg, unit-dose 100 count (NDC 00456-3414-63)
21 mg, 30 count (NDC 00456-3421-33)
28 mg, 30 count (NDC 00456-3428-33)
28 mg, 90 count (NDC 00456-3428-90)
28 mg, unit-dose 100 count (NDC 00456-3428-63)
Titration Pack 28 count (NDC 00456-3400-29)

Estimated Resupply Dates

Actavis has all Namenda XR presentations available.

Related Shortages


February 5, 2016; December 15, October 29, August 6, 4 and 3, May 8, April 20, January 27 and 6, 2015; November 26 and 3, September 29 and 3, August 7, June 23, March 31, February 19, 2014, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2016, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.


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