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Metformin Oral Tablets

Last Updated: June 7, 2012
Status: Resolved

Products Affected - Description

Metformin tablets, Amneal
500 mg extended release, 90 count (NDC 53746-0178-90) - discontinued 

1000 mg, 500 count (NDC 65162-0177-50)

Metformin tablets, Mutual Pharmaceuticals
500 mg, 100 count (NDC 53489-0467-01) - discontinued
500 mg, 500 count (NDC 53489-0467-05) - discontinued
500 mg, 1000 count (NDC 53489-0467-10) - discontinued
850 mg, 100 count (NDC 53489-0468-01) - discontinued
850 mg, 500 count (NDC 53489-0468-05) - discontinued
850 mg, 1000 count (NDC 53489-0468-10) - discontinued
1000 mg, 100 count (NDC 53489-0469-01) - discontinued
1000 mg, 500 count (NDC 53489-0469-05) - discontinued
1000 mg, 1000 count (NDC 53489-0469-10) - discontinued   

Metformin tablets, Mylan
500 mg, 100 count (NDC 00378-0234-01) - discontinued
850 mg, 100 count (NDC 00378-0240-01) - discontinued
750 mg extended release, 100 count (NDC 00378-0350-01) - discontinued
500 mg, 500 count (NDC 00378-0234-05) - discontinued
500 mg extended release, 100 count (NDC 00378-0352-01) - discontinued
500 mg extended release, 500 count (NDC 00378-0352-05) - discontinued
1000 mg, 100 count (NDC 00378-0244-01) - discontinued

Metformin tablets, Ranbaxy
500 mg, 100 count (NDC 63304-0860-01) - discontinued
500 mg, 500 count (NDC 63304-0860-05) - discontinued
750 mg, 100 count (NDC 63304-0767-01) - discontinued

Metformin tablets, Sandoz
850 mg, 12 x 60 package (NDC 00781-5051-61)
1000 mg, 12 x 60 package (NDC 00781-5052-61)

Metformin tablets, Teva
500 mg, 100 count, unit dose (NDC 00093-1048-93) - discontinued
850 mg, 100 count, unit dose (NDC 00093-1049-93) - discontinued
1000 mg, 100 count, unit dose (NDC 00093-7214-93) - discontinued   

Metformin tablets, UDL
850 mg, 100 count, unit-dose (NDC 51079-0973-20) - discontinued
500 mg, 25 count, unit-dose (NDC 51079-0972-19) - discontinued
500 mg, 100 count, unit-dose (NDC 51079-0972-20) - discontinued 
500 mg, 300 count, unit-dose (NDC 51079-0972-56) - discontinued
 
Metformin tablets, Watson
850 mg, 1000 count (NDC 62037-0675-10) - discontinued
1000 mg, 1000 count (NDC 62037-0676-10) - discontinued

Reason for the Shortage

  • Apotex had metformin products unavailable due to an FDA import ban. Metformin immediate-release tablets are not being currently marketed at this time.
  • Sandoz has metformin products on shortage due to manufacturing delays.
  • Ranbaxy has all discontinued metformin oral tablets.
  • Mutual discontinued all metformin products.
  • Mylan has discontinued several metformin presentations.
  • Teva discontinued metformin unit dose presentations in early-August, 2011.
  • UDL discontinued metformin 500 mg 100 unit dose presentation in late-July, 2011.
  • Watson discontinued metformin 850 mg and 1000 mg presentations.

Available Products

Metformin tablets, Amneal
500 mg, 100 count (NDC 65162-0175-10)
500 mg, 500 count (NDC 65162-0175-50)

500 mg, 1000 count (NDC 65162-0175-11)
850 mg, 100 count (NDC 65162-0174-10)
850 mg, 500 count (NDC 65162-0174-50)
850 mg, 1000 count (NDC 65162-0174-11)
1000 mg, 100 count (NDC 65162-0177-10)
1000 mg, 1000 count (NDC 65162-0177-11)
500 mg extended release, 100 count (NDC 53746-0178-01)
500 mg extended release, 500 count (NDC 53746-0178-05)
750 mg extended release, 100 count (NDC 53746-0179-01)
 
Metformin tablets, Apotex
500 mg extended release, 100 count (NDC 60505-0260-01)
500 mg extended release, 500 count (NDC 60505-0260-02)
750 mg extended release, 100 count (NDC 60505-1329-01)

Metformin tablets, Aurobindo
500 mg, 100 count (NDC 65862-0008-01)
500 mg, 500 count (NDC 65862-0008-05)
500 mg, 1000 count (NDC 65862-0008-99)
850 mg, 100 count (NDC 65862-0009-01)
850 mg, 500 count (NDC 65862-0009-05)
1000 mg, 100 count (NDC 65862-0010-01)
1000 mg, 1000 count (NDC 65862-0010-99)

Metformin tablets, Caraco
500 mg, 100 count (NDC 57664-0397-51)
500 mg, 500 count (NDC 57664-0397-53)
500 mg, 1000 count (NDC 57664-0397-58)
850 mg, 100 count (NDC 57664-0435-51)
850 mg, 500 count (NDC 57664-0435-53)
850 mg, 1000 count (NDC 57664-0435-58)
1000 mg, 100 count (NDC 57664-0474-51)
1000 mg, 500 count (NDC 57664-0474-53)
1000 mg, 1000 count (NDC 57664-0474-58)
500 mg extended release, 100 count (NDC 62756-0142-01)
500 mg extended release, 500 count (NDC 62756-0142-02)
750 mg extended release, 100 count (NDC 62756-0143-01)

Metformin tablets, Glenmark
500 mg, 90 count (NDC 68462-0159-90)
500 mg, 100 count (NDC 68462-0159-01)
500 mg, 500 count (NDC 68462-0159-05)
500 mg, 1000 count (NDC 68462-0159-10)
850 mg, 90 count (NDC 68462-0160-90)
850 mg, 100 count (NDC 68462-0160-01)
850 mg, 500 count (NDC 68462-0160-05)
850 mg, 1000 count (NDC 68462-0160-10)
1000 mg, 90 count (NDC 68462-0161-90)
1000 mg, 100 count (NDC 68462-0161-01)
1000 mg, 500 count (NDC 68462-0161-05)
1000 mg, 1000 count (NDC 68462-0161-10)
 
Metformin tablets, Major
500 mg, 100 count unit-dose (NDC 00904-6090-61)
850 mg, 100 count unit-dose (NDC 00904-6091-61)
1000 mg, 100 count unit-dose (NDC 00904-6092-61)
500 mg extended release, 100 count unit-dose (NDC 00904-6107-61)
750 mg extended release, 100 count unit-dose (NDC 00904-6108-61)

Metformin tablets, Mylan
500 mg, Blackberry flavor, 500 count (NDC 00378-7185-05)
850 mg, Blackberry flavor, 500 count (NDC 00378-7186-05)
1000 mg, 500 count (NDC 00378-7187-05)

Metformin tablets, UDL
1000 mg, 100 count, unit-dose (NDC 51079-0995-20)

Metformin tablets, Sandoz
500 mg, 100 count (NDC 00781-5050-01)
500 mg, 500 count (NDC 00781-5050-05)
500 mg, 1000 count (NDC 00781-5050-10)
850 mg, 100 count (NDC 00781-5051-01)
850 mg, 500 count (NDC 00781-5051-05)
1000 mg, 100 count (NDC 00781-5052-01)
1000 mg, 500 count (NDC 00781-5052-05)
500 mg extended release, 100 count (NDC 00185-4416-01)
500 mg, 12 x 60 package (NDC 00781-5050-61)

Metformin tablets, Teva
500 mg, 90 count (NDC 00093-1048-98)
500 mg, 100 count (NDC 00093-1048-01)
500 mg, 1000 count (NDC 00093-1048-10)
850 mg, 90 count (NDC 00093-1049-98)
850 mg, 100 count (NDC 00093-1049-01)
850 mg, 1000 count (NDC 00093-1049-10)
1000 mg, 90 count (NDC 00093-7214-98)
1000 mg, 100 count (NDC 00093-7214-01)
1000 mg, 1000 count (NDC 00093-7214-10)
500 mg extended release, 100 count (NDC 00093-7267-01)
500 mg extended release, 1000 count (NDC 00093-7267-10)
750 mg extended release, 100 count (NDC 00093-7212-01)

Metformin tablets, Watson
500 mg extended release, 100 count (NDC 62037-0571-01)
500 mg extended release, 1000 count (NDC 62037-0571-10)
750 mg extended release, 100 count (NDC 62037-0577-01)
750 mg extended release, 1000 count (NDC 62037-0577-10)

Metformin tablets, Zydus
500 mg, 100 count (NDC 68382-0028-01)
500 mg, 500 count (NDC 68382-0028-05)
500 mg, 1000 count (NDC 68382-0028-10)
850 mg, 100 count (NDC 68382-0029-01)
850 mg, 500 count (NDC 68382-0029-05)
850 mg, 1000 count (NDC 68382-0029-10)
1000 mg, 100 count (NDC 68382-0030-01)
1000 mg, 500 count (NDC 68382-0030-05)
1000 mg, 1000 count (NDC 68382-0030-10)

Glucophage tablets, Bristol-Myers Squibb
500 mg, 100 count (NDC 00087-6060-05)
500 mg, 500 count (NDC 00087-6060-05)
850 mg, 100 count (NDC 00087-6070-05)
1000 mg, 100 count (NDC 00087-6071-11)
500 mg XR, 100 count (NDC 00087-6063-13)
750 mg XR, 100 count (NDC 00087-6064-13)

Estimated Resupply Dates

  • The majority of metformin presentations are readily available.
  • Amneal has metformin 1000 mg 500 count tablets on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.
  • Sandoz has metformin 850 mg and 1000 mg tablets in 12 x 60 package presentations on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.

Related Shortages

Updated

June 7, 2012; May 24, 2012; May 9, 2012; April 24, 2012; March 30, 2012; February 3, 2012; December 21, 2011; November 29, 2011; October 19, 2011; October 5, 2011; September 21, 2011; August 9, 2011; July 27, 2011; June 28, 2011; June 13, 2011; May 11, 2011; April 28, 2011; April 11, 2011; March 28, 2011; March 14, 2011; February 22, 2011; February 4, 2011, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2012, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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