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Packaging and Storage

AFINITOR DISPERZ is packaged in Blisters of 28 tablets – Each carton contains 4 blister cards of 7 tablets each.

2 mg tablets for Oral Suspension; NDC 0078-0626-51
3 mg tablets for Oral Suspension; NDC 0078-0627-51
5 mg tablets for Oral Suspension; NDC 0078-0628-51

Store at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted between 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F). See USP Controlled Room Temperature. Store in the original container, protect from light and moisture

Distribution & Ordering

Depot-Managed Distribution
Product is available only through McKesson Plasma and Biologics, LLC, and McKesson Specialty Care Distribution Corporation (together, McKesson Specialty), ASD Specialty Healthcare, Inc. (ASD) and Cardinal Health.

ASD Specialty Healthcare, Inc.
1-800-746-6273

McKesson Specialty Care Distribution Corporation
1-800-482-6700

McKesson Plasma and Biologics, LLC 
1-877-625-2566

Cardinal Health
1-866-677-4844

REMS

No

Med Guide or Patient Info within PI
Ancillary Supplies Needed

None

Product Information
Packaging & Storage

AFINITOR is packaged in Blisters of 28 tablets – Each carton contains 4 blister cards of 7 tablets each.

2.5 mg tablets; NDC 0078-0594-51
5 mg tablets; NDC 0078-0566-51
7.5 mg tablets; NDC 0078-0620-51
10 mg tablets; NDC 0078-0567-51

Store at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted between 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F). See USP Controlled Room Temperature. Store in the original container, protect from light and moisture.

Distribution & Ordering

Depot-Managed Distribution
Product is available only through McKesson Plasma and Biologics, LLC, and McKesson Specialty Care Distribution Corporation (together, McKesson Specialty), ASD Specialty Healthcare, Inc. (ASD) and Cardinal Health.

ASD Specialty Healthcare, Inc.
1-800-746-6273

McKesson Specialty Care Distribution Corporation
1-800-482-6700

McKesson Plasma and Biologics, LLC 
1-877-625-2566

Cardinal Health
1-866-677-4844

REMS

No

Med Guide or Patient Info within PI
Ancillary Supplies Needed

None

Product Information
Packaging and Storage

ARZERRA (ofatumumab) is a sterile, clear to opalescent, colorless, preservative-free liquid concentrate (20 mg/mL) for dilution and intravenous administration provided in single-use glass vials with a rubber stopper (not made with natural rubber latex) and an aluminum overseal. Each vial contains either 100 mg ofatumumab in 5 mL of solution or 1,000 mg ofatumumab in 50 mL of solution.

3 single-use 100 mg/5 mL vials
Vial; NDC 0078-0669-61
Carton of 3 vials; NDC 0078-0669-13

1 single-use 1,000 mg/50 mL vial
Vial and Carton; NDC 0078-0690-61

Store ARZERRA refrigerated between 2° to 8°C (36° to 46°F). Do not freeze. Vials should be protected from light.

Distribution & Ordering

Any authorized Novartis Distributor of record
e.g., Full line, Wholesalers, Specialty distributors

REMS

No

Med Guide or Patient Info within PI

None

Ancillary Supplies Needed

None

Product Information
Packaging and Storage

Exjade is packaged in bottles of 30 tablets for oral suspension.

125 mg tablets; NDC 0078-0468-15
250 mg tablets; NDC 0078-0469-15
500 mg tablets; NDC 0078-0470-15

Storage and Handling
Store Exjade tablets at 25°C (77°F); excursions are permitted to 15°C–30°C (59°F–86°F) [see USP Controlled Room Temperature]
Protect from moisture.

Distribution & Ordering

Depot-Managed Distribution
Product is available only through McKesson Plasma and Biologics, LLC, and McKesson Specialty Care Distribution Corporation (together, McKesson Specialty), ASD Specialty Healthcare, Inc. (ASD) and Cardinal Health.

ASD Specialty Healthcare, Inc.
1-800-746-6273

McKesson Specialty Care Distribution Corporation
1-800-482-6700

McKesson Plasma and Biologics, LLC 
1-877-625-2566

Cardinal Health
1-866-677-4844

REMS

No

Med Guide or Patient Info within PI

None

Ancillary Supplies Needed

None

Product Information
Packaging and Storage

FARYDAK capsules are packaged in PVC/PCTFE blister packs containing 6 capsules.

10 mg capsules; NDC 0078-0650-06
15 mg capsules; NDC 0078-0651-06
20 mg capsules; NDC 0078-0652-06

Store at 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F), excursions permitted between 15°C and 30°C (59°F and 86°F).  Store blister pack in original carton to protect from light.

FARYDAK capsules should not be opened, crushed, or chewed.  Direct contact of the powder in FARYDAK capsules with the skin or mucous membranes should be avoided.  If such contact occurs wash thoroughly. Personnel should avoid exposure to crushed and/or broken capsules.

FARYDAK is a cytotoxic drug. Follow special handling and disposal procedures.

Distribution & Ordering

Depot-Managed Distribution
Product is available only through McKesson Plasma and Biologics, LLC, and McKesson Specialty Care Distribution Corporation (together, McKesson Specialty), ASD Specialty Healthcare, Inc. (ASD) and Cardinal Health.

ASD Specialty Healthcare, Inc.
1-800-746-6273

McKesson Specialty Care Distribution Corporation
1-800-482-6700

McKesson Plasma and Biologics, LLC 
1-877-625-2566

Cardinal Health
1-866-677-4844

REMS

Yes

REMS Site
Med Guide or Patient Info within PI
Ancillary Supplies Needed

None

Product Information
Packaging and Storage

100 mg tablets -- Bottles of 90 tablets
NDC 0078-0401-34

400 mg tablets -- Bottles of 30 tablets
NDC 0078-0438-15

400 mg tablets -- Blister pack of 30
NDC 0078-0649-30

Store at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F) [see USP Controlled Room Temperature]. Protect from moisture.
Dispense in a tight container, USP.

Do not crush Gleevec tablets. Avoid direct contact of crushed tablets with the skin or mucous membranes. If such contact occurs, wash thoroughly as outlined in the references. Avoid exposure to crushed tablets.

Distribution & Ordering

Any authorized Novartis Distributor of record
e.g., Full line, Wholesalers, Specialty distributors

REMS

No

Med Guide or Patient Info within PI

None

Ancillary Supplies Needed

None

Product Information
Packaging and Storage

Jadenu tablets are packaged in bottles of 30 tablets.

90 mg tablets; NDC 0078-0654-15
180 mg tablets; NDC 0078-0655-15
360 mg tablets; NDC 0078-0656-15

Store JADENU tablets at 25°C (77°F); excursions are permitted to 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F) [see USP Controlled Room Temperature]. Protect from moisture.

Distribution & Ordering

Any authorized Novartis Distributor of record
e.g., Full line, Wholesalers, Specialty distributors

REMS

No

Med Guide or Patient Info within PI

None

Ancillary Supplies Needed

None

Product Information
Packaging and Storage

JADENU Sprinkle granules packaged in cartons of 30 sachets.

90 mg granules; NDC 0078-0727-15
180 mg granules; NDC 0078-0713-15
360 mg granules; NDC 0078-0720-15

Store JADENU Sprinkle granules at 25°C (77°F); excursions are permitted to 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F) [see USP Controlled Room Temperature]. Protect from moisture.

Distribution & Ordering

Any authorized Novartis Distributor of record
e.g., Full line, Wholesalers, Specialty distributors

REMS

No

Med Guide or Patient Info within PI

None

Ancillary Supplies Needed

None

Product Information
Packaging & Storage

Blister pack (21 tablets)—each blister pack contains 21 tablets (200 mg per tablet; 600 mg daily dose)
Outer container—3 blister packs per outer container
NDC 0078-0874-63

Blister pack (14 tablets)—each blister pack contains 14 tablets (200 mg per tablet; 400 mg daily dose)
Outer container—3 blister packs per outer container
NDC 0078-0867-42

Blister pack (21 tablets)—each blister pack contains 21 tablets (200 mg per tablet; 200 mg daily dose)
Outer container—1 blister pack per outer container
NDC 0078-0860-01

Store at 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F). Store in the original package.

Distribution & Ordering

Any authorized Novartis Distributor of record
e.g., Full line, Wholesalers, Specialty distributors 

REMS

None

Med Guide or Patient Info within PI
Ancillary Supplies Needed

None

Product Information
Packaging and Storage

KYMRIAH is supplied as a frozen suspension of genetically modified autologous T cells in an infusion bag(s) labeled for the specific recipient. KYMRIAH is shipped directly to the cell lab associated with the infusion center in a liquid nitrogen Dewar. Product and patient-specific labels are located inside the Dewar.

Ped ALL: NDC 0078-0846-19
DLBCL: NDC 0078-0958-19

  • Confirm patient identity upon receipt.
  • Store infusion bag in the vapor phase of liquid nitrogen (less than or equal to minus 120°C) in a temperature-monitored system.
  • Use closed, break-proof, leak-proof containers when transporting infusion bags within the facility.
  • Thaw KYMRIAH prior to infusion.
Distribution & Ordering

KYMRIAH is drop-shipped to approved sites (hospitals) through the following specialty distributors

Cardinal Health
888-407-6411

Curascript SD
877-900-9223

REMS

Yes

REMS Site
Med Guide or Patient Info within PI
Ancillary Supplies Needed

None

Product Information
Packaging & Storage

MEKINIST is packaged in 30-count bottles
MEKINIST 0.5 mg tablets (NDC 0078-0666-15) and 2 mg tablets (NDC 0078-0668-15).

Store MEKINIST refrigerated at 2°C to 8°C (36°F- 46°F). Dispense in original bottle. Do not remove desiccant. Protect from moisture and light. Do not place medication in pill boxes.

Distribution & Ordering

Depot-Managed Distribution
Product is available only through McKesson Plasma and Biologics, LLC, and McKesson Specialty Care Distribution Corporation (together, McKesson Specialty), ASD Specialty Healthcare, Inc. (ASD) and Cardinal Health.

ASD Specialty Healthcare, Inc.
1-800-746-6273

McKesson Specialty Care Distribution Corporation
1-800-482-6700

McKesson Plasma and Biologics, LLC 
1-877-625-2566

Cardinal Health
1-866-677-4844

REMS

None

Med Guide or Patient Info within PI
Ancillary Supplies Needed

None

Product Information
Packaging and Storage

Promacta tablets are packaged in bottles of 30.

12.5-mg tablets; NDC 0078-0684-15
25-mg tablets; NDC 0078-0685-15
50-mg tablets; NDC 0078-0686-15
75-mg tablets; NDC 0078-0687-15

Store at room temperature between 20°C and 25°C (68°F to 77°F); excursions permitted to 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F) [see USP Controlled Room Temperature]. Do not remove desiccant if present. Dispense in original bottle.

Distribution & Ordering

Depot-Managed Distribution
Product is available only through McKesson Plasma and Biologics, LLC, and McKesson Specialty Care Distribution Corporation (together, McKesson Specialty), ASD Specialty Healthcare, Inc. (ASD) and Cardinal Health.

ASD Specialty Healthcare, Inc.
1-800-746-6273

McKesson Specialty Care Distribution Corporation
1-800-482-6700

McKesson Plasma and Biologics, LLC 
1-877-625-2566

Cardinal Health
1-866-677-4844

REMS

No

Med Guide or Patient Info within PI
Ancillary Supplies Needed

None

Product Information
Packaging & Storage

RYDAPT 25 mg capsules
56 soft capsules…………………NDC 0078-0698-99
Each carton contains 2 inner packs, each with 28 capsules (7 blister cards with 4 capsules each)

112 soft capsules……………..NDC 0078-0698-19
Each carton contains 4 inner packs, each with 28 capsules (7 blister cards with 4 capsules each)

Store at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15°C to 30°C (59°F-86°F). See USP Controlled Room Temperature. Store in the original package to protect from moisture.

Distribution & Ordering

Any authorized Novartis Distributor of record
e.g., Full line, Wholesalers, Specialty distributors

REMS

None

Med Guide or Patient Info within PI
Ancillary Supplies Needed

None

Product Information
Packaging and Storage

SANDOSTATIN® (octreotide acetate) Injection is packaged in 1-mL ampules and 5-mL multi-dose.

Ampules – package of 10 ampules
50 mcg/mL octreotide (as acetate);  NDC 0078-0180-01
100 mcg/mL octreotide (as acetate); NDC 0078-0181-01
500 mcg/mL octreotide (as acetate); NDC 0078-0182-01

Multi-dose Vials – box of one
200 mcg/mL octreotide (as acetate);  NDC 0078-0183-25
1000 mcg/mL octreotide (as acetate);NDC 0078-0184-25

For prolonged storage, SANDOSTATIN ampules and multi-dose vials should be stored at refrigerated temperatures 2°C-8°C (36°F-46°F) and store in outer carton in order to protect from light. At room temperature, (20°C-30°C or 70°F-86°F), SANDOSTATIN is stable for 14 days if protected from light.  The solution can be allowed to come to room temperature prior to administration. Do not warm artificially.

After initial use, multiple-dose vials should be discarded within 14 days. Ampules should be opened just prior to administration and the unused portion discarded. Dispose unused product or waste properly.

Distribution & Ordering

Any authorized Novartis Distributor of record
e.g., Full line, Wholesalers, Specialty distributors

REMS

No

Med Guide or Patient Info within PI

None

Ancillary Supplies Needed

None

Product Information
Packaging & Storage

SANDOSTATIN LAR Depot is available in single-use kits containing a 6-mL vial of 10 mg, 20 mg, or 30 mg strength; a syringe containing 2 mL of diluent; one vial adapter; and one sterile 1½" 19-gauge safety injection needle. An instruction booklet for the preparation of drug suspension for injection is also included with each kit.

Drug Product Kits
10 mg kit ......................... NDC 0078-0811-81
20 mg kit ......................... NDC 0078-0818-81
30 mg kit ......................... NDC 0078-0825-81
Demonstration kit........... 0078-9825-81

For prolonged storage, SANDOSTATIN LAR Depot should be stored at refrigerated temperatures between 2°C to 8°C (36°F-46°F) and protected from light until the time of use. SANDOSTATIN LAR Depot drug product kit should remain at room temperature for 30 to 60 minutes prior to preparation of the drug suspension. However, after preparation the drug suspension must be administered immediately.

Distribution & Ordering

Any authorized Novartis Distributor of record
e.g., Full line, Wholesalers, Specialty distributors

REMS

None

Med Guide or Patient Info within PI
Ancillary Supplies Needed

SANDOSTATIN LAR Depot is available in single-use kits containing a 6-mL vial of 10 mg, 20 mg, or 30 mg strength; a syringe containing 2 mL of diluent; one vial adapter; and one sterile 1½" 19 gauge safety injection needle. An instruction booklet for the preparation of drug suspension for injection is also included with each kit

Product Information
Packaging and Storage

SIGNIFOR is supplied as a single dose, colorless glass ampule packaged in a box of 60 ampules, arranged in 10 packs of 6 ampules each.

0.3 mg/1 mL pasireotide (as diaspartate); NDC 0078-0633-20
0.6 mg/1 mL pasireotide (as diaspartate); NDC 0078-0634-20
0.9 mg/1 mL pasireotide (as diaspartate); NDC 0078-0635-20

Store at 25° C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15°–30°C (59°–86°F), protect from light.

Distribution & Ordering

Product is available only through Curascript Specialty SD / Accredo SP

Curascript Specialty SD
1-877-599-7748

REMS

No

Med Guide or Patient Info within PI
Ancillary Supplies Needed

None

Product Information
Packaging and Storage

SIGNIFOR LAR (pasireotide) for injectable suspension is supplied in a single-use kit containing the following:

  • One 6-mL brownish glass vial with a grey rubber stopper of SIGNIFOR LAR containing slightly yellow to yellow powder capped with 20 mg (gray flip-off cap), 40 mg (red flip-off cap), or 60 mg (orange flip-off cap)
  • One 3-mL glass barrel/grey rubber stopper prefilled syringe containing 2 mL of clear, colorless to slightly yellow/brown diluent solution for reconstitution
  • One sterile 20G x 1.5” stainless steel, polypropylene safety injection needle
  • One vial adapter made of polycarbonate for drug product reconstitution

After reconstitution of the 20 mg, 40 mg, or 60 mg SIGNIFOR LAR vials with the provided 2 mL diluent, the injectable suspension will have a final concentration of 10 mg/mL, 20 mg/mL and 30 mg/mL and should be delivered in its entirety.

DRUG PRODUCT KITS:
20 mg kit; NDC 0078-0641-81
40 mg kit; NDC 0078-0642-81
60 mg kit; NDC 0078-0643-81

Store at 2°C–8°C (36°F–46°F). Do not freeze.

SIGNIFOR LAR should be stored at refrigerated temperatures between 2°C–8°C (36°F–46°F) until the time of use. SIGNIFOR LAR drug product kit should remain at room temperature for a minimum of 30 minutes before reconstitution, but should not exceed 24 hours at room temperature. However, after preparation of the drug suspension, it must be administered immediately.

Distribution & Ordering

Product is available only through Curascript Specialty SD / Accredo SP

Curascript Specialty SD
1-877-599-7748

REMS

No

Med Guide or Patient Info within PI
Ancillary Supplies Needed

None

Product Information
Packaging & Storage

TAFINLAR is packaged in 120-count bottles
TAFINLAR 50 mg capsules (NDC 0078-0682-66) and 75 mg capsules (NDC 0078-0681-66).

Store TAFINLAR at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15°C to 30°C (59°F -86°F). See USP Controlled Room Temperature.

Distribution & Ordering

Depot-Managed Distribution
Product is available only through McKesson Plasma and Biologics, LLC, and McKesson Specialty Care Distribution Corporation (together, McKesson Specialty), ASD Specialty Healthcare, Inc. (ASD) and Cardinal Health.

ASD Specialty Healthcare, Inc.
1-800-746-6273

McKesson Specialty Care Distribution Corporation
1-800-482-6700

McKesson Plasma and Biologics, LLC 
1-877-625-2566

Cardinal Health
1-866-677-4844

REMS

None

Med Guide or Patient Info within PI
Ancillary Supplies Needed

None

Product Information
Packaging & Storage

TAFINLAR is packaged in 120-count bottles
TAFINLAR 50 mg capsules (NDC 0078-0682-66) and 75 mg capsules (NDC 0078-0681-66). 

MEKINIST is packaged in 30-count bottles
MEKINIST 0.5 mg tablets (NDC 0078-0666-15) and 2 mg tablets (NDC 0078-0668-15).

Store TAFINLAR at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15°C to 30°C (59°F -86°F). See USP Controlled Room Temperature.

Store MEKINIST refrigerated at 2°C to 8°C (36°F- 46°F). Dispense in original bottle. Do not remove desiccant. Protect from moisture and light. Do not place medication in pill boxes.

Distribution & Ordering

Depot-Managed Distribution
Product is available only through McKesson Plasma and Biologics, LLC, and McKesson Specialty Care Distribution Corporation (together, McKesson Specialty), ASD Specialty Healthcare, Inc. (ASD) and Cardinal Health.

ASD Specialty Healthcare, Inc.
1-800-746-6273

McKesson Specialty Care Distribution Corporation
1-800-482-6700

McKesson Plasma and Biologics, LLC 
1-877-625-2566

Cardinal Health
1-866-677-4844

REMS

None

Ancillary Supplies Needed

None

Product Information
Packaging & Storage

50 mg capsules
Bottles of 120 capsules; NDC 0078-0951-66

150 mg capsules
Carton of 4 blister packs of (4x28); NDC 0078-0592-87
Blisters of 28 capsules; NDC 0078-0592-51

200 mg capsules
Carton of 4 blister packs of (4x28); NDC 0078-0526-87
Blisters of 28 capsules; NDC 0078-0526-51

Store TASIGNA capsules at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted between 15°C to 30°C (59°F-86°F).

Distribution & Ordering

Depot-Managed Distribution
Product is available only through McKesson Plasma and Biologics, LLC, and McKesson Specialty Care Distribution Corporation (together, McKesson Specialty), ASD Specialty Healthcare, Inc. (ASD) and Cardinal Health.

ASD Specialty Healthcare, Inc.
1-800-746-6273

McKesson Specialty Care Distribution Corporation
1-800-482-6700

McKesson Plasma and Biologics, LLC 
1-877-625-2566

Cardinal Health
1-866-677-4844

REMS

None

Med Guide or Patient Info within PI
Ancillary Supplies Needed

None

Product Information
Packaging and Storage

250 mg tablets
Bottles of 150 tablets; NDC 0078-0671-19

Store at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F) [see USP Controlled Room Temperature].

Distribution & Ordering

Depot-Managed Distribution
Product is available only through McKesson Plasma and Biologics, LLC, and McKesson Specialty Care Distribution Corporation (together, McKesson Specialty), ASD Specialty Healthcare, Inc. (ASD) and Cardinal Health.

ASD Specialty Healthcare, Inc.
1-800-746-6273

McKesson Specialty Care Distribution Corporation
1-800-482-6700

McKesson Plasma and Biologics, LLC 
1-877-625-2566

Cardinal Health
1-866-677-4844

REMS

No

Med Guide or Patient Info within PI
Ancillary Supplies Needed

None

Product Information
Packaging and Storage

200-mg tablets
Bottles of 120 tablets; NDC 0078-0670-66

Store at room temperature between 20°C and 25°C (68°F to 77°F); excursions permitted to 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F) [see USP Controlled Room Temperature].

Distribution & Ordering

Depot-Managed Distribution
Product is available only through McKesson Plasma and Biologics, LLC, and McKesson Specialty Care Distribution Corporation (together, McKesson Specialty), ASD Specialty Healthcare, Inc. (ASD) and Cardinal Health.

ASD Specialty Healthcare, Inc.
1-800-746-6273

McKesson Specialty Care Distribution Corporation
1-800-482-6700

McKesson Plasma and Biologics, LLC 
1-877-625-2566

Cardinal Health
1-866-677-4844

REMS

No

Med Guide or Patient Info within PI
Ancillary Supplies Needed

None

Product Information
Packaging and Storage

150 mg capsules
Bottles of 70 capsules; NDC 0078-0640-70

Store at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted between 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F) [see USP Controlled Room Temperature].

Distribution & Ordering

Depot-Managed Distribution
Product is available only through McKesson Plasma and Biologics, LLC, and McKesson Specialty Care Distribution Corporation (together, McKesson Specialty), ASD Specialty Healthcare, Inc. (ASD) and Cardinal Health.

ASD Specialty Healthcare, Inc.
1-800-746-6273

McKesson Specialty Care Distribution Corporation
1-800-482-6700

McKesson Plasma and Biologics, LLC 
1-877-625-2566

Cardinal Health
1-866-677-4844

REMS

No

Med Guide or Patient Info within PI
Ancillary Supplies Needed

None

Product Information