Pharmacy Pearls: Methylphenidate Product Shortages

Pharmacy Pearls: Methylphenidate Product Shortages

January 27th, 2023 | Medication AccessPharmacy Pearls
In an effort to assist providers in navigating shortages of Methylphenidate products, the AHP/URMC Pharmacy team is providing our network’s primary care providers with guidance on available alternatives, dosage recommendations, and alternative regimens.

Reports of Methylphenidate (Concerta®) product shortages have begun to emerge in the marketplace. Patriot, a subsidiary of Janssen and manufacturer of the generic product, will discontinue the generic product at the end of January 2023; however, Janssen will continue to manufacture the brand name, Concerta®. The discontinuation of the generic product is having a negative supply impact on the market and putting pressure on other generic manufacturers. Other oral extended-release forms remain sporadically available. Brand names tend to be available, but cost and coverage remain a challenge for some patients.

Additional Medication Shortage Updates:

  • Amoxicillin Suspension product lines seem to be improving as well as their availability at local pharmacies.
  • Liquid generic Acetaminophen products are still having supply line issues with intermittent availability.
  • Amphetamine Salt products continue to have limited and variable availability, even among pharmacies of the same chain. This is predominantly affecting the Extended Release products.
  • GLP-1 Receptor Agonist shortages remain due to increased demand and supply chain issues.
As always, we welcome any questions or feedback you may have. Just email the Pharmacy Team.
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