Products Affected - Description
Tepadina injection, Adienne SA
15 mg, vial, 1 count (NDC 53964-0001-01)
100 mg, vial, 1 count (NDC 53964-0002-02)
Reason for the Shortage
- West-Ward launched thiotepa in August 2015.
- FDA was allowing temporary importation of Tepadina (thiotepa), from Adienne SA in Italy. There may still be product available at some healthcare centers but importation stopped in December 2015. The solution is similar in formulation to US thiotepa. The main differences between the two products are listed below.
- Tepadina comes in 15 mg and 100 mg vials while the US thiotepa from Bedford only comes in a 15 mg vial. Reconstitution of the products should still yield a final concentration of 10 mg/mL and therefore use caution in choosing vial size and volume of diluent.
- Tepadina is indicated for different uses and therefore different dosing regimens are on the Europe labeling compared to US labeling, but it is the same product as in the US.
- The bar coding for the Italian product will not provide correct information to bar code readers since the manufacturing code is not an NDC number.
Thiotepa lyophilized powder for solution for injection, West-Ward
15 mg, vial, 1 count (NDC 00143-9565-01)
Estimated Resupply Dates
West-Ward has thiotepa available with an expiration date of February 2017.
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