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5/26/2016

Mercaptopurine Tablets

Products Affected - Description

    • Purinethol tablet, Teva, 50 mg, 60 count, NDC 57844-0522-06
    • Mercaptopurine tablet, Teva, 50 mg, 60 count, NDC 00093-5510-06

Reason for the Shortage

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

Available Products

    • Mercaptopurine tablet, Mylan, 50 mg, 25 count, NDC 00378-3547-52
    • Mercaptopurine tablet, Mylan, 50 mg, 250 count, NDC 00378-3547-25
    • Mercaptopurine tablet, Roxane, 50 mg, 25 count, NDC 00054-4581-11
    • Mercaptopurine tablet, Roxane, 50 mg, 250 count, NDC 00054-4581-27

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • All presentations are currently available.

Updated

Updated May 26, 2016 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created March 1, 2013 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Copyright 2017, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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