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1/30/2020

Famotidine Tablets

Products Affected - Description

    • Pepcid tablet, Bausch Health, 40 mg, bottle, 30 count, NDC 00187-4440-30
    • Famotidine tablet, Alembic, 20 mg, bottle, 100 count, NDC 62332-0001-31
    • Famotidine tablet, Alembic, 20 mg, bottle, 1000 count, NDC 62332-0001-91
    • Famotidine tablet, Alembic, 40 mg, bottle, 100 count, NDC 62332-0002-31
    • Famotidine tablet, Alembic, 40 mg, bottle, 500 count, NDC 62332-0002-71
    • Famotidine tablet, Alembic, 40 mg, bottle, 1000 count, NDC 62332-0002-91
    • Famotidine tablet, Teva, 20 mg, bottle, 500 count, NDC 00172-5728-70
    • Famotidine tablet, Teva, 20 mg, bottle, 1000 count, NDC 00172-5728-80
    • Famotidine tablet, Teva, 40 mg, bottle, 100 count, NDC 00172-5729-60
    • Famotidine tablet, Teva, 40 mg, bottle, 500 count, NDC 00172-5729-70

Reason for the Shortage

    • Alembic has famotidine tablets on allocation due to increased demand.
    • Mylan discontinued famotidine tablets in all presentations in April 2019.
    • Teva did not provide a reason for the shortage.
    • Aurobindo refuses to provide availability information.
    • Dr. Reddy's discontinued famotidine tablets in all presentations.
    • Bausch Health did not provide a reason for the shortage.

Available Products

    • Pepcid tablet, Bausch Health, 20 mg, bottle, 30 count, NDC 00187-4420-30
    • Pepcid tablet, Bausch Health, 20 mg, bottle, 100 count, NDC 00187-4420-10
    • Pepcid tablet, Bausch Health, 40 mg, bottle, 100 count, NDC 00187-4440-10
    • Famotidine tablet, Teva, 20 mg, bottle, 100 count, NDC 00172-5728-60

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Alembic has famotidine 20 mg and 40 mg tablets on allocation.
    • Bausch has Pepcid 40 mg tablets in 30 count bottles on back order and the company estimates a release date of late-February 2020.
    • Teva has famotidine 20 mg tablets in 500 and 1000 count bottles on back order and the company estimates a release date of late-February 2020 for the 500 count and early-February 2020 for the 1000 count bottles. The 40 mg tablets in 100 count and 500 count bottles are on back order with an estimated release date of early-February 2020.

Updated

Updated January 30, 2020 by Megan Dryer, PharmD. Created December 4, 2019 by Rachael Freeman, PharmD, BCPS. © 2020, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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