Medicinal Product Shortages – update – 11 August 2021

Notice type: Advisory

Date: 11/08/2021


Further Information:

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

  • Abstral 200mcg Sublingual Tablets - PA2288/004/003
  • Allopurinol 100mg Tablets - PA2315/056/001
  • Gentisone HC 0.3%w/v & 1.0%w/v Ear Drops, Suspension - PA1142/014/001
  • Glyceryl Trinitrate 5mg/ml Sterile Concentrate - PA0822/204/001
  • Integrilin 2mg/ml Solution for Injection - EU/1/99/109/002
  • Marcain 0.5%w/v with Adrenaline (Epinephrine, 5mcg per ml) (1:200,000) Solution for Injection - PA1691/025/002
  • Metformin Hydrochloride 500mg/5ml Oral Solution - PA23081/008/001
  • Tracrium 10mg/ml, Solution for Injection or Infusion (50mg/5ml ampoules only) - PA1691/029/001


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

  • Fostepor Once Weekly 70mg tablets - PA0577/086/002
  • Parlodel 2.5mg Tablets - PA2010/042/001
  • Rifadin 300mg Capsules - PA0540/066/002
  • Technescan DMSA 1.2mg Kit for Radiopharmaceutical Preparation - PA0690/011/001
  • Tipuric 300mg Tablets - PA0126/038/002


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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