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Ferrous Sulfate Oral Tablets

Last Updated: September 3, 2010
Status: Resolved

Products Affected - Description

Ferrous Sulfate Tablets, Amneal
325 mg tablets, 1000 count (NDC 65162-0406-11) - discontinued

Ferrous Sulfate Tablets, Consolidated Midland
325 mg tablets, 100 count (NDC 00223-0960-01) - discontinued
325 mg tablets, 1000 count (NDC 00223-0960-02) - discontinued

Ferrous Sulfate Tablets, Marlex
324 mg tablets, unit dose, red, 100 count (NDC 10135-0242-13)
324 mg tablets, unit dose, red, 100 count (NDC 10135-0161-13)
324 mg tablets, unit dose, red, 1000 count (NDC 10135-0242-19)
325 mg tablets, unit dose, green, 100 count (NDC 10135-0243-13)
325 mg tablets, unit dose, green, 1000 count (NDC 10135-0243-19)

 
Ferrous Sulfate Tablets, Teva
325 mg tablets, green, 1000 count (NDC 00182-4028-10) - discontinued
325 mg tablets, red, enteric coated, 100 count (NDC 00182-4030-10) - discontinued

Ferrous Sulfate Tablets, Upsher-Smith
Feratab 300 mg unit-dose tablets, 100 count (NDC 00245-0053-01) - discontinued

Reason for the Shortage

  • Manufacturers are stating there is a raw material shortage.
  • Manufacturers located in Beijing, China were shut down during the summer Olympics and are now attempting to resupply product and falling short of demand.
  • Consolidated Midlands has discontinued all of their ferrous sulfate presentations.
  • Amneal has discontinued their ferrous sulfate product.
  • Upsher-Smith discontinued their Feratab in February, 2010.

Estimated Resupply Dates

  • URL has all presentations available including ferrous sulfate 325 mg red tablets in the 100 count size (NDC 00677-0071-01) and the 1000 count size (NDC 00677-0071-10) and the ferrous sulfate 325 mg green tablets in the 100 count size (NDC 00677-0070-01) and the 1000 count size (NDC 0067-0070-10).
  • Major has available all presentations including the ferrous sulfate 325 mg red tablets in the 100 count (NDC 00904-7590-60) and 1000 count (NDC 00904-7590-80) sizes, the 325 mg red unit-dose tablets in 100 count (NDC 00904-7590-82) and 325 mg green unit-dose tablets in 100 count (NDC 00904-7591-61), and the 325 mg green tablets in 1000 count size (NDC 00904-7591-80).
  • Major also has available both FeroSul presentations including the 325 mg tablets in 100 count (NDC 00904-7591-60) and the 325 mg green unit-dose tablets in 100 count (NDC 00904-7591-82).
  • Paddock has available their ferrous sulfate 324 mg enteric coated tablets in 100 count (NDC 00574-0608-01), 324 mg unit-dose enteric coated tablets (NDC 00574-0608-11), and 324 mg enteric coated tablets in the 1000 count size (NDC 00574-0608-10)
  • Qualitest has available their ferrous sulfate 325 mg unit-dose tablets in the 100 count size (NDC 00603-0179-29) and 325 mg tablets in the 1000 count size (NDC 00603-0179-32)
  • Upsher-Smith has available their ferrous sulfate 325 mg unit-dose tablets (NDC 00245-0108-01), 325 mg tablets in the 100 count size (NDC 00245-0108-11), and 325 mg tablets in the 1000 count size (NDC 00245-0108-10).
  • Teva has available their ferrous sulfate 325 mg red tablets in 100 count (NDC 00182-4029-01) and 325 mg green tablets in 100 count (NDC 00182-4028-01). The 325 mg green tablets in 1000 count and the 325 mg red enteric coated tablets in 100 count have been discontinued.
  • GeriCare has available their ferrous sulfate 325 mg tablets in the 100 count size (NDC 57896-0703-01) and 1000 count size (NDC 57896-0703-10).
  • Rugby has available their ferrous sulfate 324 mg tablets in the 100 count size (NDC 00536-5890-01).
  • Marlex had all presentations on back order and the company could not estimate a release date. However, company representatives were not available to provide updated information. 

Updated

September 3, 2010; June 30, 2010; April 8, 2010; February 12, 2010; December 3, 2009; October 15, 2009; September 2, 2009; June 23, 2009; April 3, 2009; March 13, 2009; February 13, 2009; January 8, 2009; December 12, 2008, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2010, University of Utah, Drug Information Service.

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