PARAGARD NDC Change
Beginning September 1, 2018, Paragard will have a new National Drug Code (NDC) under CooperSurgical. The new NDC will be 59365-5128-1.
Please take a moment IMMEDIATELY to update any of your reimbursement, billing and ordering systems to reflect this change. For existing Teva stock, see note below.
PARAGARD NDC CODES:
NEW COOPERSURGICAL PACKAGING
IF YOU RETAIN TEVA INVENTORY:Paragard labeled with the Teva Pharmaceuticals NDC, will still be able to be used without any issue.However, you will need to continue to bill and run that inventory through the system using the old, Teva NDC number 5128-204-01 until it runs out.
OLD TEVA PHARMACEUTICALS PACKAGING
CooperSurgical is notifying all customers and business associates to this change and we would appreciate your partnership in helping us ensure that all systems and locations involved with Paragard are updated with the new NDC number.
Once you begin receiving Paragard with CooperSurgical labeling, you should begin billing with the NEW CooperSurgical NDC.For any questions, contact CooperSurgical at 1.877.PARAGARD.
PARAGARD is indicated for intrauterine contraception for up to 10 years.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
- PARAGARD does not protect against HIV/AIDS or other sexually transmitted infections (STI).
- PARAGARD must not be used by women who are pregnant or may be pregnant as this can be life threatening and may result in loss of pregnancy or fertility.
- PARAGARD must not be used by women who have acute pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) or current behavior suggesting a high risk of PID; have had a postpregnancy or postabortion uterine infection in the past 3 months; have cancer of the uterus or cervix; have an infection of the cervix; have an allergy to any component; or have Wilson's disease.
- The most common side effects of PARAGARD are heavier and longer periods and spotting between periods; for most women, these typically subside after 2 to 3 months.
- If a woman misses her period, she must be promptly evaluated for pregnancy.
- Some possible serious complications that have been associated with intrauterine contraceptives, including PARAGARD, are PID, embedment, perforation of the uterus, and expulsion.
For full PARAGARD Prescribing Information visit www.paragard.com.