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3/24/2020

Chloroquine Phosphate Tablets

Products Affected - Description

    • Chloroquine tablet, Rising Pharmaceuticals, 250 mg, 50 count, NDC 64980-0177-50
    • Chloroquine tablet, Rising Pharmaceuticals, 500 mg, 25 count, NDC 64980-0178-02
    • Chloroquine oral tablet, Sun Pharma, 250 mg, bottle, 50 count, NDC 63304-0460-50

Reason for the Shortage

    • Rising did not provide a reason for the shortage.
    • Sun did not provide a reason for the shortage.

Available Products

    • There is insufficient supply for usual ordering

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Rising has chloroquine phosphate 250 mg tablets on back order and the company estimates a release date of mid-April 2020. The 500 mg tablets are on allocation.
    • Sun Pharma has chloroquine phosphate 250 mg tablets on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.

Implications for Patient Care

    • ASHP has provided stewardship recommendations for off-label use of this treatment for COVID-19. https://www.ashp.org/-/media/assets/pharmacy-practice/resource-centers/Coronavirus/docs/Stewardship-of-Off-Label-Treatments.ashx

Updated

Updated March 24, 2020 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created March 9, 2020 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2020, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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