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Melphalan Tablets Shortage

Last Updated: April 12, 2018
Status: Resolved

Products Affected - Description
    • Alkeran oral tablet, Apo-Pharma, 2 mg, glass bottle, 50 count, NDC 52609-0001-05
Reason for the Shortage
    • Apo-Pharma did not provide a reason for the Alkeran tablets shortage.
Available Products
    • Melphalan oral tablet, Alvogen, 2 mg, bottle, 50 count, NDC 47781-0200-50

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Apo-Pharma has Alkeran oral tablets on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.
    • Alvogen has melphalan oral tablets available with expiration dating of March 2019.


Updated April 12, 2018 by Elyse MacDonald, PharmD, MS, BCPS. Created December 28, 2016 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Copyright 2018, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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