Drug Name: Methotrexate Injection (Sandoz), 25 mg/ml, 2 ml vial on backorder due to delay in shipping
Date Shortage Reported: 09/18/2018
Expected Resolution of Shortage: 01/01/2020
Provinces Affected: Ontario; other provinces unconfirmed
- Patients are frequently informed by their retail pharmacist, that all MTXsc is on backorder, which is NOT the case, and may have to ‘inform’ the pharmacist
- The Mayne Pharma Brand of Methotrexate 25mg/mL 2mL vial, which is interchangeable with the Sandoz brand in question, is available: DIN 02182777
- Over the next 6-9mos, it is likely that all formulations may, from time to time be in ‘backorder’
- Use Metoject pre-filled methotrexate. Suggestion is to fax/ call in a new prescription just to be sure that the right product/dose will be dispensed. Also, patient will need to be informed that this is a pre-filled syringe with a different concentration of methotrexate (50mg/mL instead of 25mg/mL).
Note, that Metoject does NOT use the same API (Active Principle Ingredient), and originates in Germany, whereas API for all other brands use the same API sources.