Mercaptopurine Tablets

[28 October 2015]

Products Affected - Description

Mercaptopurine tablets, Teva
50 mg, 60 count (NDC 00093-5510-06) - discontinued

Purinethol tablets, Teva
50 mg, 60 count (NDC 57844-0522-06) - discontinued

Reason for the Shortage

  • Par discontinued mercaptopurine tablets in October 2014.
  • Teva discontinued mercaptopurine generic and Purinethol in mid-2015.

Available Products

Mercaptopurine tablets, Mylan
50 mg, 25 count (NDC 00378-3547-52)
50 mg, 250 count (NDC 00378-3547-25)
Mercaptopurine tablets, Roxane
50 mg, 25 count (NDC 00054-4581-11)
50 mg 250 count (NDC 00054-4581-27)

Estimated Resupply Dates

All presentations are currently available.

Related Shortages


October 28, September 3, August 28, July 14, 8 and 7, April 15, March 25, 9 and 2, February 20, 2015; November 26, August 27, May 21, March 20, January 15, 2014; November 11, September 9, July 16, June 13, May 14, April 3, March 21 and 1, 2013, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2015, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.


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