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2/21/2024

Mercaptopurine Tablets

Products Affected - Description

    • Mercaptopurine tablet, Hikma, 50 mg, bottle, 25 count, NDC 00054-4581-11
    • Mercaptopurine tablet, Hikma, 50 mg, bottle, 250 count, NDC 00054-4581-27
    • Mercaptopurine tablet, Mylan (Viatris), 50 mg, bottle, 250 count, NDC 00378-3547-25 - discontinued
    • Mercaptopurine tablet, Quinn Pharmaceuticals, 50 mg, bottle, 25 count, NDC 69076-0913-02
    • Mercaptopurine tablet, Quinn Pharmaceuticals, 50 mg, bottle, 250 count, NDC 69076-0913-25

Reason for the Shortage

    • Hikma did not provide a reason for the shortage.
    • Mylan discontinued 50 mg tablets in 250 count bottles in December 2023. The 25 count bottles are available.
    • Quinn has mercaptopurine tablets on shortage due to manufacturing issues.

Available Products

    • Mercaptopurine tablet, Mylan (Viatris), 50 mg, bottle, 25 count, NDC 00378-3547-52

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Hikma has mercaptopurine 50 mg tablets in 25 count and 250 count bottles on allocation.
    • Quinn has mercaptopurine 50 mg tablets in 25 count and 250 count bottles on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.

Updated

Updated February 21, 2024 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created January 8, 2024 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2024, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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