Medicinal Product Shortages – update – 22 September 2021

Notice type: Advisory

Date: 22/09/2021


Further Information:

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

  • Canesten HC 1% w/w + 1% w/w Cream - PA1410/040/002
  • Ezetimibe/Simvastatin Rowex 10mg/20mg Tablet - PA0711/262/001
  • Ezetimibe/Simvastatin Clonmel 10mg/20mg Tablets - PA0126/281/002
  • Ezetimibe/Simvastatin Rowex 10mg/80mg Tablets - PA0711/262/003
  • Ezetimibe/Simvastatin Teva Pharma 10mg/80mg Tablets - PA1986/067/003
  • Ezetimibe/Simvastatin Clonmel 10mg/80mg Tablets - PA0126/281/004
  • Folinic Acid (as Calcium Folinate) 7.5mg/ml Solution for Injection - PA0822/198/002
  • Kay-Cee-L Syrup 7.5% w/v - PA22637/004/001
  • Lamictal 2mg Chewable/Dispersible Tablets - PA1077/061/005
  • Targin 5 mg/2.5 mg Prolonged Release Tablets - PA1688/010/001
  • Targin 20mg/10 mg prolonged Release Tablets - PA1688/010/003
  • Tracrium 10mg/ml, Solution for Injection or Infusion (25ml ampoule) - PA1691/029/002


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

  • Betnesol 0.1% w/v Eye, Ear and Nasal Drops - PA1638/001/001
  • Desloratadine 5mg Film Coated Tablets - PA2315/016/001
  • Methylthioninium Chloride Proveblue 5mg/ml Solution for Injection - EU/1/11/682/001
  • Molipaxin 150mg Film Coated Tablets - PA0540/056/004
  • Phyllocontin Continus 225mg Prolonged Release Tablets - PA1688/008/001
  • Pregabalin Accord 200mg Hard Capsules - EU/1/15/1027/060
  • Tetralysal 300mg Hard Capsules - PA22743/016/001


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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