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5/17/2016

Benzonatate Capsules

Products Affected - Description

    • Zonatuss capsule, Vertical, 150 mg, 100 count, NDC 68025-0058-10
    • Benzonatate capsule, Caraco, 100 mg, 100 count, NDC 57664-0133-88
    • Benzonatate capsule, Caraco, 200 mg, 100 count, NDC 57664-0134-88

Reason for the Shortage

    • Amneal and Ascend Laboratories cannot provide a reason for the shortage.
    • Caraco discontinued benzonatate capsules in mid-2015.
    • Zydus states the reason for the shortage was manufacturing delay.
    • Pfizer had Tessalon Perles on shortage due to supply and demand issues.
    • Vertical discontinued Zonatuss in 2016.

Available Products

    • Tessalon Perles capsule, Pfizer, 100 mg, 100 count, NDC 00069-0122-01
    • Benzonatate capsule, Amneal, 100 mg, 100 count, NDC 65162-0536-10
    • Benzonatate capsule, Amneal, 100 mg, 500 count, NDC 65162-0536-20
    • Benzonatate capsule, Amneal, 200 mg, 100 count, NDC 65162-0537-10
    • Benzonatate capsule, Amneal, 200 mg, 500 count, NDC 65162-0537-20
    • Benzonatate capsule, Ascend, 100 mg, 100 count, NDC 67877-0105-01
    • Benzonatate capsule, Ascend, 100 mg, 500 count, NDC 67877-0105-05
    • Benzonatate capsule, Ascend, 200 mg, 100 count, NDC 67877-0106-01
    • Benzonatate capsule, Ascend, 200 mg, 500 count, NDC 67877-0106-05
    • Benzonatate capsule, Bionpharma, 100 mg, 100 count, NDC 69387-0119-01
    • Benzonatate capsule, Bionpharma, 100 mg, 500 count, NDC 69387-0119-05
    • Benzonatate capsule, Bionpharma, 200 mg, 100 count, NDC 69387-0120-01
    • Benzonatate capsule, Bionpharma, 200 mg, 500 count, NDC 69387-0120-05
    • Benzonatate capsule, Major, 100 mg, 100 count, NDC 00904-5904-60
    • Benzonatate oral capsule, Tagi Pharma, 200 mg, 100 count, NDC 51224-0001-50
    • Benzonatate capsule, Zydus, 100 mg, 100 count, NDC 68382-0247-01

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • All marketed presentations are available.

Updated

Updated May 17, 2016 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created January 21, 2015 by Jane Chandramouli, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Copyright 2017, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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