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8/15/2016

Follitropin Beta

Reason for the Shortage

    • Merck did not provide a reason for the shortage of Follistim AQ.
    • Merck discontinued Follistim AQ 75 unit and 150 unit presentations.
    • Merck is the sole supplier of follitropin beta.

Available Products

    • Follistim AQ Cartridge injection, Merck, 300 unit, 1.5 mL prefilled cartridge, 1 count, NDC 00052-0313-01
    • Follistim AQ Cartridge injection, Merck, 600 unit, 1.5 mL prefilled cartridge, 1 count, NDC 00052-0316-01
    • Follistim AQ Cartridge injection, Merck, 900 unit, 1.5 mL prefilled cartridge, 1 count, NDC 00052-0326-01

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Merck has all Follistim AQ prefilled cartridges available.

Updated

Updated August 15, 2016 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created May 18, 2016 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Copyright 2017, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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