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Chloroquine Phosphate Tablets Shortage

Last Updated: July 14, 2021
Status: Resolved

Products Affected - Description
    • Chloroquine oral tablet, Sun Pharma, 250 mg, bottle, 50 count, NDC 63304-0460-50 - discontinued
Reason for the Shortage
    • Rising has product available.
    • Sun Pharma discontinued chloroquine tablets.
Available Products
    • Chloroquine tablet, Rising Pharmaceuticals, 250 mg, 50 count, NDC 64980-0177-50
    • Chloroquine tablet, Rising Pharmaceuticals, 500 mg, 25 count, NDC 64980-0178-02

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Rising has chloroquine phosphate 250 mg and 500 mg tablets readily available.

Implications for Patient Care

    • ASHP has provided stewardship recommendations for off-label use of this treatment for COVID-19.


Updated July 14, 2021 by Megan Dryer, PharmD. Created March 9, 2020 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2021, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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