Why Is There A Shortage Of Donnatal Extentabs

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Mike Says:

Why Is There A Shortage Of Donnatal Extentabs? I am told that there is a back order until June 2013. How is this possible?

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David Says:

According to the FDA, there are no current shortages of Donnatal Extendtabs. You can see for yourself here:
fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/DrugShortages/ucm314739.htm

Perhaps the back-order was only associated with the specific pharmacy you went to?

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Kate Says:

I too have been on Donnatal Extend tabs for 5 years and the shortage began in November of 2012. My pharmacy swept other pharmacy's in the area and were able to hold 180 pills for me that I made last until July 2013.

Donnatal's website even states, "Due to production issues there will be short term supply constraints on Donnatal® Extentabs. Both Donnatal® Tablets and Donnatal® Elixir are still available to prescribe to your patients as an alternative therapy until Donnatal® Extentabs once again become available."

I don't find the regular Donnatal to be as effective as the extended tabs.

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David J Says:

Same for me, the extendtabs are so much better than the regular Donatal. I can't get the extendtabs now, been trying for over a year, and as recently as this week am still being told it is on backorder

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Turtlemanfan Says:

No problem with the brand name Donnatal except its very expensive, what is hard to get is the generic form of the drug which most insurances will cover no problem. What I read in another forum was the only company that makes the generic has ceased production hence shortages for all.

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Jim Says:

I still cannot find Donnatal Extentabs. These are the only thing that help me.

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brad Says:

find a compounding pharmacy in your area

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Jim Says:

What is a compounding pharmacy

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Brad Says:

A compounding pharmacy customizes medicine

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Lori Says:

Has anyone heard any updates on getting refills on Donnatal Extentabs again? I feel so much better on these than the regular and the regular is getting scarce too?
Has any of the compounding pharmacies been able to make something close?

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Joan Says:

I called the company and the donnatal extend tabs have been discontinued. There is no one producing them at all and no plans to do so. I would contact the company directly and plead your case for production of the extend tabs. I too am upset and scared about not having them available.

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