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Carbidopa and Levodopa Extended-Release Tablets

Last Updated: February 12, 2018
Status: Resolved

Carbidopa and Levodopa Extended-Release Tablets

Products Affected - Description
  • Sinemet CR extended release tablet, Merck
    25 mg/100 mg, bottle, 100 count (NDC 00006-3919-68)

 
Carbidopa and Levodopa extended release tablet, Accord
50 mg/200 mg, bottle, 100 count (NDC 16729-0079-01)
50 mg/200 mg, bottle, 1000 count (NDC 16729-0079-17)
 
Carbidopa and Levodopa extended release tablet, Mylan
50 mg/200 mg, bottle, 100 count (NDC 00378-0094-01)
 
Carbidopa and Levodopa extended release tablet, Sun Pharma
25 mg/100 mg, 100 count (NDC 62756-0461-88)
50 mg/200 mg, 100 count (NDC 62756-0457-88)
Reason for the Shortage
    • Accord has discontinued carbidopa and levodopa 25 mg/100 mg extended-release tablets. The 50 mg/200 mg tablets are on shortage due to problems obtaining active ingredient.
    • Sun Pharma has carbidopa and levodopa extended-release tablets on shortage due to increased demand.
    • Merck has Sinemet CR on shortage due to increased demand.
    • Mylan could not provide a reason for the shortage.
Available Products
  • Sinemet CR extended release tablet, Merck
    50 mg/200 mg, bottle, 100 count (NDC 00006-3918-68)

 
Carbidopa and Levodopa extended release tablet, Mylan
25 mg/100 mg, bottle, 100 count (NDC 00378-0088-01)
 
Carbidopa and Levodopa extended release tablet, Mylan Institutional
25 mg/100 mg, unit-dose blister pack, 100 count (NDC 51079-0923-20)
50 mg/200 mg, unit-dose blister pack, 100 count (NDC 51079-0978-20)

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Accord has carbidopa and levodopa 50 mg/200 mg extended-release tablets on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.
    • Mylan Institutional has carbidopa and levodopa 50 mg/200 mg extended-release tablets in 100 count bottles on back order and the company estimates a release date of mid-February 2018.
    • Sun Pharma has carbidopa and levodopa 25 mg/100 mg and 50 mg/200 mg extended-release tablets available in limited supply.
    • Merck has Sinemet CR 25 mg/100 mg extended-release tablets in 100 count bottles on back order and the company estimates a release date of February 2018.

Updated

February 12, January 22, 2018; November 21, October 27, September 28, 2017, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2018, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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