Mercaptopurine Tablets

[25 March 2015]

Products Affected - Description

Mercaptopurine tablets, Mylan
50 mg, 25 count (NDC 00378-3547-52)
Mercaptopurine tablets, Par
50 mg, 60 count (NDC 49884-0922-02) - discontinued
50 mg, 250 count (NDC 49884-0922-04) - discontinued

Mercaptopurine tablets, Teva
50 mg, 60 count (NDC 00093-5510-06)
Purinethol tablets, Teva
50 mg, 60 count (NDC 57844-0522-06)
Mercaptopurine tablets, Roxane
50 mg 250 count (NDC 00054-4581-27)

Reason for the Shortage

  • Par discontinued mercaptopurine tablets in October 2014.
  • Teva could not provide a reason for the shortage.

Available Products

Mercaptopurine tablets, Mylan
50 mg, 250 count (NDC 00378-3547-25)
Mercaptopurine tablets, Roxane
50 mg, 25 count (NDC 00054-4581-11)

Estimated Resupply Dates

  • Mylan has mercaptopurine 50 mg tablets in 25 count bottles on back order and the company estimates a release date in early-April 2015.
  • Teva has mercaptopurine and Purinethol tablets on long-term back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.
  • Roxane has mercaptopurine 50 mg tablets in 250 count bottles on back order and the company estimates a release date in early-April 2015.

Related Shortages


March 2, 9, and 25, February 20, 2015; November 26, 2014; August 27, 2014; May 21, 2014; March 20, 2014; January 15, 2014; November 11, 2013; September 9, 2013; July 16, 2013; June 13, 2013; May 14, 2013; April 3, 2013; March 21, 2013; March 1, 2013, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2015, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.


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