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Clarithromycin Immediate-Release Tablets

Last Updated: November 3, 2014
Status: Resolved

Products Affected - Description

Clarithromycin immediate-release tablets, Ranbaxy
250 mg, 60 count (NDC 63304-0725-60)
250 mg, 100 count (NDC 63304-0725-01)
500 mg, 60 count (NDC 63304-0726-60)
500 mg, 100 count (NDC 63304-0726-01)

 
Biaxin immediate-release tablets, Abbvie
250 mg, 100 count unit dose (NDC 00074-3368-11) - discontinued
500 mg, 100 count, unit dose (NDC 00074-2586-11) - discontinued
 
Clarithromycin immediate-release tablets, Mylan
250 mg, 60 count (NDC 00378-8250-91) - discontinued
500 mg, 60 count (NDC 00378-8500-91)- discontinued
 
Clarithromycin immediate-release tablets, UDL
500 mg, 100 count, unit dose (NDC 51079-0673-06) - discontinued
 
Clarithromycin immediate-release tablets, Wockhardt
250 mg, 60 count (NDC 64679-0954-01)
500 mg, 60 count (NDC 64679-0949-01)

Reason for the Shortage

  • Ranbaxy has an import ban on their products.
  • Apotex import ban has been lifted, but the company is not marketing clarithromycin immediate-release tablets in the US.
  • Abbvie discontinued Biaxin 500 mg 100 count unit-dose in 2014.
  • Mylan discontinued clarithromycin tablets in 2013.
  • UDL discontinued clarithromycin 500 mg 100 count unit-dose in May 2013.
  • Wockhardt has clarithromycin tablets on shortage due to regulatory delays.

Available Products

Biaxin immediate-release tablets, Abbvie
250 mg, 60 count (NDC 00074-3368-60)
500 mg, 60 count (NDC 00074-2586-60)

Clarithromycin immediate-release tablets, Sandoz
250 mg, 60 count (NDC 00781-1961-60)
500 mg, 60 count (NDC 00781-1962-60)

 
Clarithromycin immediate-release tablets, Teva
250 mg, 60 count (NDC 00093-7157-06)
500 mg, 60 count (NDC 00093-7158-06)

Estimated Resupply Dates

  • Ranbaxy has clarithromycin immediate-release products on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.
  • Wockhardt has clarithromycin immediate-release tablets on back order and the company cannot provide a release date.

Related Shortages

Updated

November 3, 2014; September 17, 2014; July 9, 2014; May 1, 2014; March 5, 2014; January 8, 2014; December 6, 2013; September 13, 2013; June 6, 2013; March 8, 2013; January 4, 2013; October 22, 2012; August 2, 2012; May 25, 2012; March 14, 2012; January 27, 2012; December 28, 2011; December 16, 2011; November 18, 2011; October 19, 2011; August 12, 2011; July 29, 2011; July 8, 2011; June 16, 2011; May 13, 2011; May 11, 2011; April 8, 2011; March 11, 2011; February 9, 2011; January 28, 2011; January 25, 2011, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2014, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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