Products Affected - Description
Ethambutol tablet, Akorn
400 mg, unit-dose 100 count (NDC 61748-0014-11)
400 mg, 1000 count (NDC 61748-0014-10)
400 mg, 60 count (NDC 61748-0014-06)
400 mg, 90 count (NDC 61748-0014-09)
Ethambutol tablet, Lupin
100 mg, 100 count (NDC 68180-0280-01)
Ethambutol tablets, Teva
400 mg tablets, 100 count (NDC 00555-0923-02)
Myambutol tablets, X-Gen
100 mg, 100 count (NDC 68850-0010-01) - discontinued
Reason for the Shortage
- Akorn acquired VersaPharm, Inc. in 2014.
- Akorn could not provide a reason for the shortage.
- X-Gen could not provide a reason for the shortage.
- G&W Laboratories discontinued ethambutol tablets in mid-April 2013.
Ethambutol tablets, Akorn
100 mg tablets, 100 count (NDC 61748-0011-01)
400 mg tablets, 100 count (NDC 61748-0014-01)
400 mg, 100 count (NDC 61748-0014-01)
Ethambutol tablets, Lupin
400 mg tablets, 100 count (NDC 68180-0281-01)
Myambutol tablets, X-Gen
400 mg tablets, 100 count (NDC 68850-0012-01)
400 mg tablets, 100 count, unit dose (NDC 68850-0012-02)
Estimated Resupply Dates
- Akorn has ethambutol 400 mg tablets in 60 count and 90 count, 100 count unit-dose, and 1000 count sizes on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.
- Lupin has ethambutol 100 mg tablets on back order and the company estimates a release date of late-July 2015.
- Teva has had ethambutol 400 mg tablets temporarily unavailable since December 2013.
July 17, May 6, March 20, January 16, 2015; November 10, September 11, July 9, May 16, March 12, January 8, 2014; October 25, August 9, May 28, April 24, March 14, February 13, 2013; December 6 and 7, 2012, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2015, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT..
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