Chorionic Gonadotropin (Human) Injection

[13 July 2015]

Products Affected - Description

Novarel, Ferring
10,000 unit multiple-dose vial, single count (NDC 55566-1501-01)
Pregnyl, Merck
10,000 unit multiple-dose vial, single count (NDC 00052-0315-10)
Chorionic gonadotropin (human) injection, Fresenius Kabi
10,000 unit multiple-dose vial, 10 count (NDC 63323-0025-10)

Reason for the Shortage

Merck states their product is on allocation to prevent use in the gray market.

Available Products

Insufficient supplies for usual ordering.

Estimated Resupply Dates

  • Fresenius Kabi has chorionic gonadotropin injection on back order and the company estimates a release date in mid-July 2015. Check your wholesaler for availability.
  • Ferring is releasing Novarel injection regularly to direct order customers.
  • Merck has Pregnyl injection on allocation. Place orders through your wholesaler.

Related Shortages


July 13, April 10, March 2 and 23, February 13 and January 12, 2015; November 19, September 22, July 25, July 14, July 9, June 16, May 12, March 31, March 17, February 24, January 15, January 6, 2014; October 21, August 8, May 30, March 8, 2013; December 10, September 27, August 1, June 15, May 16, March 12, February 24, 2012; December 21, October 27, September 13, July 22, May 10, March 22, February 16, 2011; December 17, October 13, August 23, July 20, June 8, April 22, March 2, February 17, January 25, 2010; December 9, November 6, October 2, September 21, August 25, July 23, June 15, May 18, April 24, March 23, February 20, January 9, 2009; November 3, October 6, August 25, July 28, June 2, May 5, April 8, February 21, January 29, 2008, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2015, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.


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