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3/6/2020

Sulfasalazine Enteric-Coated and Immediate-Release Tablets

Products Affected - Description

    • Sulfasalazine coated tablet, Greenstone, 500 mg, bottle, 100 count, NDC 59762-0104-01
    • Sulfasalazine coated tablet, Greenstone, 500 mg, bottle, 300 count, NDC 59762-0104-02
    • Azulfidine tablet, Pfizer, 500 mg, bottle, 100 count, NDC 00013-0101-01
    • Sulfasalazine tablet, Greenstone, 500 mg, bottle, 100 count, NDC 59762-5000-01
    • Sulfasalazine tablet, Greenstone, 500 mg, bottle, 300 count, NDC 59762-5000-02
    • Sulfasalazine tablet, Teva, 500 mg, bottle, 100 count, NDC 00591-0796-01
    • Sulfasalazine tablet, Teva, 500 mg, bottle, 500 count, NDC 00591-0796-05
    • Sulfasalazine tablet, Teva, 500 mg, bottle, 1000 count, NDC 00591-0796-10

Reason for the Shortage

    • Greenstone did not provide a reason for the shortage.
    • Teva did not provide a reason for the shortage.
    • Pfizer has sulfasalazine available.

Available Products

    • Azulfidine Entabs coated tablet, Pfizer, 500 mg, bottle, 100 count, NDC 00013-0102-01
    • Azulfidine Entabs coated tablet, Pfizer, 500 mg, bottle, 300 count, NDC 00013-0102-20
    • Azulfidine tablet, Pfizer, 500 mg, bottle, 300 count, NDC 00013-0101-20

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Greenstone has sulfasalazine enteric-coated 500 mg tablets and immediate-release 500 mg tablets in 100 and 300 count bottles on back order and the company estimates a release date of late-March 2020.
    • Pfizer has Azulfidine immediate-release 500 mg tablets in 100 count on back order and the company estimates a release date in late-March 2020.
    • Teva has sulfasalazine immediate-release 500 mg tablets in 100, 500, and 1000 count bottles on back order and the company estimates a release date of early-April 2020.

Updated

Updated March 6, 2020 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created January 8, 2020 by Rachael Freeman, PharmD, BCPS. © 2020, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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