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Peginterferon alfa-2b Injection

Last Updated: February 25, 2016
Status: Resolved

Products Affected - Description

PegIntron Injection, Merck
80 mcg vial, 1 count (NDC 00085-4354-01) - discontinued
120 mcg vial, 1 count (NDC 00085-4355-01) - discontinued
150 mcg vial, 1 count (NDC 00085-4356-01) - discontinued
50 mcg kit, 1 count (NDC 00085-1368-01) - discontinued
80 mcg kit, 1 count (NDC 00085-1291-01) - discontinued
120 mcg kit, 1 count (NDC 00085-1304-01) - discontinued
150 mcg kit, 1 count (NDC 00085-1297-01) - discontinued
120 mcg kit, 4 count (NDC 00085-1297-02) - discontinued
50 mcg Redipen Kit, 1 count (NDC 00085-1323-01) - discontinued
80 mcg Redipen Kit, 1 count (NDC 00085-1316-01) - discontinued
120 mcg Redipen Kit, 1 count (NDC 00085-1279-01) - discontinued
150 mcg Redipen Kit, 1 count (NDC 00085-1370-01) - discontinued

Reason for the Shortage

  • Merck discontinued the manufacture of PegIntron Redipen prefilled syringes in March 2015 based on a business decision.
  • Merck discontinued PegIntron 80 mcg, 120 mcg, and 150 mcg vials in early 2016 based on a business decision.

Available Products

PegIntron Injection, Merck
50 mcg vial, 1 count (NDC 00085-4353-01)

Estimated Resupply Dates

Merck is no longer distributing PegIntron Redipens, Kits, and the 80 mcg, 120 mcg, and 150 mcg vials. The PegIntron 50 mcg vials are available in limited quantities.

Related Shortages

Updated

February 4 and 25, 2016; December 9, September 10, 2015, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2016, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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