Medicinal Product Shortages – update – 2 March 2022

Notice type: Advisory

Date: 02/03/2022


Further Information:

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

  • Bactroban 2% w/w Ointment- PA1077/094/001
  • Clonfolic 0.4mg Film Coated Tablets
  • Duac Once Daily 10mg/g + 50mg/g Gel - PA1077/120/001
  • Estradot 100mcg Transdermal Patch - PA0896/010/004
  • Effentora Tablets 100mcg Buccal Tablet - EU/1/08/441/001
  • Paracetamol 500mg Film Coated Tablets - PA1186/009/001
  • Targin 30mg/15mg Prolonged Release Tablets - PA1688/010/007
  • Zofran Zydis 4mg Oral Lyophilisate - PA0896/036/007

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

  • Dexamethasone Phosphate Krka 4 mg/ml Solution for Injection/Infusion - PA1347/091/001
  • Evorel 50mcg per 24 hours Transdermal Patch - PA22668/008/001
  • Fortum 1g Powder for Solution for Injection or Infusion - PA1077/007/002
  • NeoRecormon 6000IU Solution for Injection in Pre Filled Syringe - EU/1/97/031/044
  • Palladone SR 24mg Prolonged Release Capsules- PA1688/007/011
  • Panadol 500mg Tablets (24 pack only) - PA0678/107/001
  • Visudyne 15mg Powder for Solution for Infusion - EU/1/00/140/001


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

The HPRA sends 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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