Medicinal Product Shortages – update – 3 November 2021

Notice type: Advisory

Date: 03/11/2021


Further Information:

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

  • Anapen 300mcg in 0.3ml Solution for Injection in a Pre Filled Syringe - PA22580/001/002
  • Caverject 10mcg Powder and Solvent for Solution for Injection - PA0822/115/002
  • Caverject 20mcg Powder and Solvent for Solution for Injection - PA0822/115/003
  • Exelon 9.5mg/day Transdermal Patch - EU/1/98/066/24
  • Hytrin 10mg Tablets -PA1142/005/004
  • Losartan Potassium Pinewood 50mg Film Coated Tablets - PA0281/154/002
  • Oramox 250mg/5ml Powder for Oral Suspension - PA0298/019/002
  • Oxycodone hydrochloride 50mg/ml Solution for Injection or Infusion - PA0281/235/002
  • Retrovir 10 mg/ml IV Concentrate for Solution for Infusion - PA22575/001/003
  • Sabril 500mg Granules for Oral Solution - PA0540/023/002
  • Strattera 10mg Capsules - PA2276/007/001
  • Strattera 25mg Capsules - PA2276/007/002
  • Strattera 40mg Capsules - PA2276/007/003


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

  • Abstral 100mcg Sublingual Tablets - PA2288/004/002
  • Abstral 200mcg Sublingual Tablets - PA2288/004/003
  • Abstral 300mcg Sublingual Tablets - PA2288/004/004
  • Abstral 600mcg Sublingual Tablets - PA2288/004/006
  • Nanocis 0.24mg Kit for Radiopharmaceutical Preparation - PA0677/006/001
  • Oestrogel Pump-Pack 750mcg/Actuation Gel - PA1054/004/001
  • Rifater 50mg/300mg/120mg Tablets - PA0540/067/001
  • Targin 20mg/10mg Prolonged Release Tablets - PA1688/010/003


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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