Medicinal Product Shortages - update - 18 August 2021

Notice type: Advisory

Date: 18/08/2021


Further Information:

The Health Products Regulatory Authority has been notified of a shortage of the following products:

  • Efexor XL 37.5mg Prolonged Release Capsules - PA0822/072/001
  • Iopidine 1%w/v Eye Drops - PA0896/014/002
  • Noriday 350mcg Tablets - PA0822/131/001
  • OxyNorm Dispersa 5mg Orodispersible Tablets - PA1688/006/007
  • OxyNorm 5mg Capsules - PA1688/006/004
  • Palladone SR 2mg Prolonged Release Capsules - PA1688/007/007
  • Paralief 500mg Tablets (24 pack only) - PA0126/020/001
  • Targin 15mg/7.5mg Prolonged Release Tablets - PA0822/131/001


The following shortages have been resolved and supply has resumed to the Irish market:

  • Allopurinol 100mg Tablets - PA2315/056/001
  • Allopurinol 300mg Tablets - PA2315/056/002
  • Lispril Hydrochlorothiazide 10mg/12.5mg Tablets - PA0711/051/001
  • Voriconazole 200mg Powder for Solution for Infusion - PA2059/020/001
  • Zyvox 2mg/ml Solution for Infusion - PA0822/143/002


Please see the shortages section of the HPRA website for further information.

The HPRA will be sending weekly updates concerning medicinal product shortages. However, the above webpage will be updated as new information is provided to the HPRA.

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