Medicinal Product Shortages – update – 9 February 2022

Notice type: Advisory

Date: 09/02/2022


Further Information:

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

  • Arcoxia 60mg Tablets - PA0964/009/002
  • Dermovate 0.05%w/w Ointment - PA1077/005/002
  • Dexamethasone Phosphate Krka 4mg/ml Solution for Injection/Infusion - PA1347/091/001
  • Fluconazole 50mg Capsules- PA2315/090/001
  • Linezolid 2mg/ml Solution for Infusion - PA1347/057/002
  • Xylocaine 2% with Adrenaline (Epinephrine) (1:200,000) Solution for Injection - PA1691/027/001


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

  • Clexane Forte 12,000 IU (120mg)/0.8mL Solution for Injection in Pre Filled Syringes - PA0540/097/008
  • Cozaar Comp 100mg/12.5mg Film Coated Tablets - PA23198/001/001
  • Dexamethasone Phosphate 4mg/ml Solution for Injection - PA0822/201/001
  • Evorel Conti 50/170mcg per 24 hours Transdermal Patch - PA22668/009/001
  • Innohep 10,000 IU in 0.5 ml, Solution for Injection - PA0046/060/010
  • Exelon 9.5mg/day Transdermal Patch - EU/1/98/066/24
  • Zacin 0.025% w/w Cream - PA1986/090/001


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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