Medicinal Product Shortages

The HPRA is responsible for co-ordinating the management of shortages of human medicines on the Irish market. For veterinary medicines, shortages are managed by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine. 

The HPRA works with a variety of stakeholders including manufacturers, wholesale distributors, marketing authorisation holders, healthcare professionals, the Health Service Executive, patients and representative groups to respond to potential shortages and reduce the impact of shortages on patients.

The definition of a shortage is when the supply of a medicinal product is inadequate to meet the needs of the patient. 

The HPRA, in collaboration with stakeholders, has published a framework for a multi-stakeholder approach to handling shortages of human medicinal products. The aim of the framework is to help prevent shortages from occurring and to reduce the impact of shortages on patients by co-ordinating the management of potential or actual shortages as they arise. You can see the shortages case study on Adrenaline auto-injectors (AAIs) as an example of how the framework operates in practice. 


Information on reporting shortages for:

Wholesale Distributors and Manufacturers

Patients and Healthcare Professionals

Please complete the Report of medicinal product shortage affecting the Irish market from patients and healthcare professionals form and return to  shortages@hpra.ie. When completing this form, please include as much information as possible.

Veterinary Medicines

 

Current and resolved shortages

The HPRA publishes a list of shortages currently affecting the Irish market that have been notified to us and that may have a medium or high impact on patients. This list can be found below. More information on the impact level can be found in the framework for a multi-stakeholder approach to handling shortages of human medicinal products.

The HPRA maintains a consolidated list of resolved shortages for a period of six months. Details of shortages that have been resolved in the last six months can be found here.


Please use search function below to find relevant product or active ingredient


Product name Active ingredient Reason for shortage Date of shortage
Additional information
Abidec Multivitamin Oral Drops Solution 

PA1186/001/001
 Various Regulatory issue Date of shortage: 
18th July 2022

Expected return date: 
November 2022
Last updated: 
8th September 2022
Actilyse 20mg Powder and Solvent for Solution for Injection and Infusion

PA0775/011/002
 Alteplase Unexpected increase in demand 

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage:
Week commencing 3rd October 2022

Expected return date:
Week commencing 7th November 2022
Last updated: 
23rd September 2022
Actilyse Cathflo 2mg Powder for Solution for Injection and Infusion

PA0775/011/001
Alteplase
Unexpected increase in demand

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 9th May 2022

Expected return date: 
2024 
Last updated: 
10th May 2022

HCP letter
Aldactone 25mg Film Coated Tablets

PA0822/110/001
 Spironolactone Unexpected increase in demand  Date of shortage: 
Mid August 2022

Expected return date: 
Week commencing 10th October 2022
Last updated
5th October 2022

HCP letter
Alprazolam 0.25 mg Tablets

PA0711/140/001
Alprazolam Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage: 
Late August 2022

Expected return date: 
Week commencing 3rd October 2022
Last updated: 
5th October 2022
Amorolfine 5%w/v Medicated Nail Lacquer

PA0711/309/001
Amorolfine  Manufacturing delays Date of shortage: 
Late August 2022

Expected return date: 
Unknown at present 
Last updated: 
15th September 2022 
Amoxicillin 250mg/5ml Powder for Oral Suspension

PA0126/282/004
Amoxicillin  Manufacturing delays Date of shortage: 
4th July 2022

Expected return date: 
17th October 2022
Last updated: 
5th October 2022
Antabuse 400mg Effervescent Tablets

PA1380/008/001
Disulfiram
 API unavailability 

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 25th July 2022

Expected return date: 
Awaiting update
Last updated: 
30th September 2022 
Areloger 7.5mg Tablets

PA0577/057/001
 Meloxicam Manufacturing delays
Date of shortage: 
Mid April 2022

Expected return date: 
End October 2022
Last updated: 
26th August 2022
Areloger 15mg Tablets

PA0577/057/002
 Meloxicam Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage:
End May 2022

Expected return date 

End October 2022
 Last updated: 
26th August 2022
Artelac 3.2mg/ml Eye Drops, Solution 

PA23259/004/001
Hypromellose
Manufacturing delays 

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage: 
Late July 2022

Expected return date: 
End October 2022
Last updated: 
26th August 2022
Astilin 10mg Tablet

PA23163/001/001
Amitriptyline  Manufacturing delay   Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 6th June 2022

Expected return date: 
Mid October 2022
Last updated: 
22nd September 2022
Azromax 250mg Film Coated Tablets

PA0577/122/001
Azithromycin  Shipment delay Date of shortage: 
24th May 2022

Expected return date
Awaiting update
Last updated: 
25th August 2022
Azithromycin Clonmel 250mg Film Coated Tablets

PA0126/150/001
Azithromycin  Quality issue 

(multiple countries impacted)
Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 18th April 2022

Expected return date: 
Early November 2022
Last updated: 
4th October 2022
BCG-Medac Powder and Solvent for Suspension for Intravesical Use

PA0623/004/001 
Bacillus Calmette Guerin bacteria  Manufacturing delays

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
1st October 2019

Expected return date:
2023
Last updated:
24th January 2022
Buscopan Ampoules 20mg/ml Solution for Injection

PA23180/016/001
Hyoscine butylbromide
Manufacturing delays Date of shortage: 
5th September 2022

Expected return date: 
Week commencing 10th October 2022
Last updated: 
3rd October 2022
Brufen 400mg Film-Coated Tablets

PA2010/002/001
Ibuprofen  Unexpected increase in demand  Date of shortage: 
18th August 2022

Expected return date: 
December 2022 
Last updated: 
14th September 2022 
Calcium Acetate 500mg Tablets

PA0281/063/001
Calcium Acetate API unavailability  Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 26th July 2021

Expected return date: 
Unknown at present
Last updated: 
9th August 2022
Calcipotriol/Betamethasone Rowex 50mcg/g + 0.5mg/g Ointment

PA0711/254/001
Calcipotriol & betamethasone
Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage: 
2nd August 2022

Expected return date: 
October 2022 
Last updated: 
3rd August 2022 
Canesten 500mg Pessary

PA1410/039/009
Clotrimazole  Unexpected increase in demand Date of shortage; 
End May 2022

Expected return date:
Early October 2022
Last updated: 
8th July 2022
Cardura 1mg Tablets 

PA0822/192/001
 Doxazosin Unexpected increase in demand  Date of shortage: 
7th June 2022

Expected return date: 
Awaiting update 
Last updated: 
30th September  2022
Canesten Combi Pessary & Cream

PA1410/039/001
 Clotrimazole Unexpected increase in demand

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage: 
15th September 2022

Expected return date: 
End of October 2022 
Last updated: 
5th September 2022
Canesten Thrush Cream

PA1410/039/012
 Clotrimazole Unexpected increase in demand 

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage: 
15th September 2022 

Expected return date: 
End of October 2022
Last updated: 
5th September 2022 
Caverject 20mcg Powder and Solvent for Solution for Injection

PA0822/115/003
 Alprostadil Manufacturing delay

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 26th September 2022 

Expected return date: 
Week commencing 24th October 2022
Last updated: 
16th September 2022 
Cefotaxime 1g Powder for solution for injection or infusion

PA0281/223/002 
Cefotaxime Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage: 
30th November 2021 

Expected return date: 
Unknown at present 
Last updated: 
17th June 2022
Ceftazidime 2g Powder for Solution for Injection or Infusion

PA0281/224/002
Ceftazidime  Unexpected increase in demand   Date of shortage: 
End August 2022

Expected return date:
November 2022
Last updated: 
25th August 2022
Ceftriaxone 1g Powder for solution for injection or infusion

PA0281/225/001
Ceftriaxone
Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage: 
Early August 2022

Expected return date: 
Unknown at present 
Last updated: 
7th September 2022
Centrax 10mg Tablets

PA0822/010/001
Prazepam
Quality issue

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage: 
End June 2022 

Expected return date: 
Late 2023
Last updated: 
8th September 2022
Champix 0.5mg Film Coated Tablet

EU/1/06/360/001
Varenicline 
Quality issue

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 21st June 2021 

Expected return date: 
Unknown at present 
Last updated:
18th June 2021

HCP letter
Champix 1mg Film Coated Tablet

EU/1/06/360/005
Varenicline Quality issue

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 21st June

Expected return date: 
Unknown at present 
Last updated: 
18th June 2021

HCP letter
Champix 0.5 mg + 1 mg Film Coated Tablet

EU/1/06/360/003
Varenicline 
Quality issue 

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 21st June 

Expected return date: 
Unknown at present 
Last updated: 
18th June 2021

HCP letter
Clonfolic 0.4mg Film Coated Tablets

PA0126/095/001
 Folic Acid API unavailability Date of shortage: 
3rd March 2022

Expected return date: 
23rd November 2022
Last updated:
8th July 2022
Clopidogrel 75mg Film-Coated Tablets

PA2315/198/001
Clopidogrel  Quality issue  Date of shortage:
26th September 2022

Expected return date: 
December 2022
Last updated: 
19th September 2022 
Clonazepam Rosemont 0.5mg/5 ml Oral Solution

PA23081/009/001
Clonazepam Unexpected increase in demand Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 26th September 2022 

Expected return date: 
December 2022
Last updated: 
28th September 2022 
Co-Amoxiclav Teva 500 mg/100 mg Powder for Solution for Injection/Infusion

PA0749/011/001
Amoxicillin & Clavulanic acid
Quality issue

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage: 
19th September 2022

Expected return date: 
Week commencing 14th November 2022 
Last updated: 
12th September 2022 
Cosartal Plus 50mg/12.5mg Film Coated Tablets

PA2315/190/001
Losartan & hydrochlorothiazide
Quality issue 

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage
Early February 2022

Expected return date: 
Awaiting update 
Last updated: 
1st July 2022
Cosartal Plus 100mg/25mg Film Coated Tablets

PA2315/190/002
Losartan & hydrochlorothiazide
Quality issue

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage
Early February 2022 

Expected return date: 
Awaiting update
Last updated: 
1st July 2022
Dalacin T Topical Lotion 10mg/ml Cutaneous Emulsion

PA0822/121/001
Clindamycin  Manufacturing delays Date of shortage: 
14th October 2022

Expected return date: 
7th November 2022 
Last updated: 
5th October 2022 
Desmospray Desmopressin Nasal Spray

PA1009/005/001 
Desmopressin  Quality issue

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
22nd July 2020

Expected return date:
Late 2023
Last updated:
9th February 2022 
Diazemuls 5mg/ml Emulsion for Injection

PA2315/098/001 
Diazepam  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage:
Mid February 2020

Expected return date:
Unknown at present
Last updated:
30th March 2021 
Difflam Spray, 0.15% w/v, Oromucosal Spray

PA2010/030/003
Benzydamine
Manufacturing delays Date of shortage: 
Early August 2022

Expected return date: 
End October 2022
Last updated: 
23rd September 2022
Dioralyte Citrus Powder for Oral Solution
(20 pack)

PA0540/098/002
Sodium chloride, potassium chloride, glucose, disodium hydrogen citrate
Unexpected increase in demand Date of shortage: 
17th September 2021

Expected return date: 
Awaiting update
Last updated: 
29th April 2022
Dukoral

EU/1/03/263/002
Cholera vaccine Unexpected increase in demand 

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage: 
1st September 2022

Expected return date:
January 2023
Last updated: 
16th September 2022
Easofen 200mg Film Coated Tablets 

PA0126/060/001
 Ibuprofen API delays

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 20th June 2022

Expected return date: 
10th October 2022
Last updated: 
3rd October 2022
Emerade 150mcg Solution in a Pre-Filled Pen

PA1696/009/001 
Adrenaline  Quality issue

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
30th September 2019

Expected return date:
Unknown at present 
Last updated:
18th December 2020

Alternatives are available 
Emerade 300mcg Solution in a Pre-Filled Pen

PA1696/009/002 
Adrenaline  Quality issue

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
30th September 2019

Expected return date:
Unknown at present 
Last updated:
18th December 2020

Alternatives are available 
Emerade 500mcg Solution in a Pre-Filled Pen

PA1696/009/003 
Adrenaline  Quality issue

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
30th September 2019

Expected return date:
Unknown at present 
Last updated:
18th December 2020

Alternatives are available 
Emtricitabine/Tenofovir disoproxil Accordpharma 200mg/245mg Film Coated Tablets

PA2315/200/002
Emtricitabine & Tenofovir  Manufacturing delays Date of shortage: 
24th May 2022

Expected return date: 
October 2022
Last updated: 
5th August 2022
Epivir 10 mg/ml Oral Solution

EU/1/96/015/002
Lamivudine  Unexpected increase in demand  Date of shortage: 
29th September 2022

Expected return date: 
10th October 2022 
Last updated: 
29th September 2022 
Estradot 37.5mcg/24 hours, Transdermal Patch

PA0896/010/001
 Estradiol Unexpected increase in demand

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage: 
Mid February 2022 

Expected return date: 
Mid October 2022
Last updated: 
28th September 2022

HSE guidance 1

HSE guidance 2

HCP letter
Estradot 50mcg/24 hours, Transdermal Patch

PA0896/010/002
 Estradiol Unexpected increase in demand 

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage: 
Early February 2022

Expected return date
Mid October 2022
Last updated: 
28th September 2022

HSE guidance 1

HSE guidance 2

HCP letter

Evorel 50mcg Transdermal Patch

PA22668/008/001
 Estradiol Unexpected increase in demand

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 8th August 2022

Expected return date
Late October 2022
Last updated: 
28th September 2022

HSE guidance 1

HSE guidance 2
Exelon 9.5 mg/24 hours Transdermal Patch

EU/1/98/066/040 
Rivastigmine  Unexpected increase in demand  Date of shortage: 
10th October 2022

Expected return date:
27th October 2022 
Last updated: 
3rd October 2022 
Ezetimibe/Simvastatin Rowex 10mg/80mg Tablets

PA0711/262/003
Ezetimibe & simvastatin
Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage: 
22nd July 2021

Expected return date:
Unknown at present
Last updated: 
15th June 2022
Ezetimibe/Simvastatin 10mg/80mg Tablets

PA0577/180/003
Ezetimibe & Simvastatin
Unexpected increase in demand   Date of shortage: 
11th November 2021 

Expected return date: 
Unknown at present
Last updated: 
4th May 2022
Fentanyl 500mcg in 10ml Solution for Injection

PA0073/122/002
Fentanyl  Regulatory issue  Date of shortage: 
8th July 2022 

Expected return date: 
Unknown at present
Last updated: 
9th August 2022
Flucloxacillin 1g Powder for Solution for Injection or Infusion

PA0281/122/003
flucloxacillin
Manufacturing delays Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 11th July 2022

Expected return date: 
Unknown at present
 Last updated: 
28th June 2022
Fluorouracil 25mg/ml Solution for Injection or Infusion

(100ml presentation only)

PA0822/223/001
Fluorouracil  Quality issue Date of shortage:
25th February 2022

Expected return date: 
February 2023
Last updated
5th September 2022

HCP letter
Frovex 2.5mg Film Coated Tablets

PA0865/009/001
 Frovatriptan Quality issue

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage: 
11th January 2022 

Expected return date: 
September 2023
 Last updated:
23rd September 2022
Fucibet 20 mg/g + 1 mg/g Cream

(15g presentation only)


PA0046/040/001
Betamethasone & fusidic acid
Unexpected increase in demand Date of shortage: 
21st June 2022

Expected return date: 
November 2022
Last updated: 
25th August 2022
Fungizone 50 mg Powder for sterile concentrate

PA2239/004/001
Amphotericin
Manufacturing delays
Date of shortage: 
4th July 2022 

Expected return date: 
September 2022
Last updated: 
3rd August 2022 2022
Gerax 500mcg Tablets

PA1445/024/002
Alprazolam  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage: 
July 2022

Expected return date: 

April 2023
Last updated: 
5th October 2022
Glycerol Suppositories BP for Adults

PA0549/028/003
 Glycerol  Manufacturing delays Date of shortage: 
6th June 2022

Expected return date: 
End October 2022
Last updated: 
10th August 2022
Gyno-Pevaryl Once 150 mg Vaginal Pessary

PA22650/006/001
Econazole nitrate
Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage: 
March 2022

Expected return date: 
Unknown at present 
Last updated: 
9th March 2022 
Hydromorphone 20mg/ml Solution for Injection/Infusion

PA0549/030/001 
Hydromorphone  Manufacturing delays

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
Mid June 2020

Expected return date:
Unknown at present 
Last updated:
25th July 2022
Hydromorphone 50mg/ml Solution for Injection/Infusion

PA0549/030/002 
Hydromorphone  Manufacturing delays

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
Mid August 2020

Expected return date:
Unknown at present
Last updated:
25th July 2022
Ibandronic Acid Mylan 150mg Film coated Tablets

PA0577/111/001
Ibandronic Acid API unavailability  Date of shortage: 
8th August 2022

Expected return date: 
Awaiting update
Last updated:
5th October 2022
Innohep 10,000 IU in 0.5 ml, Solution for Injection

PA0046/060/010
Tinzaparin sodium  Manufacturing delays

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage: 
13th September 2022

Expected return date: 
Week commencing 3rd October 2022
Last updated: 
5th October 2022
Instanyl 100mcg Nasal Spray 

EU/1/09/531/014-017
Fentanyl  Quality issue

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage: 
2nd April 2021

Expected return date: 
End February 2023
Last updated: 15th July 2022
Instanyl 200mcg Nasal Spray

EU/1/09/531/018-021
Fentanyl  Quality issue

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage
2nd April 2021

Expected return date: 
End February 2023
Last updated:
15th July 2022
Keflex 500mg Film-Coated Tablets

PA1226/002/004
Cefalexin 
Unexpected increase in demand Date of shortage: 
20th September 2022

Expected return date: 
November 2022 
Last updated: 
21st September 2022 
Keflex 125mg/5ml Powder for Oral Suspension

PA1226/002/002
Cefalexin Unexpected increase in demand  Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 26th September 2022

Expected return date
Mid November 2022
Last updated: 
21st September 2022 
Kopen 250mg Tablets

PA0298/007/001
Phenoxymethylpenicillin 
Unexpected increase in demand Date of shortage: 
Late April 2022

Expected return date: 
Unknown at present
Last updated:
31st August 2022
Kopen Sugar Free 125mg/5ml Powder for Oral Solution

PA0298/007/002
Phenoxymethylpenicillin 
Unexpected increase in demand  Date of shortage: 
1st April 2022

Expected return date:
Unknown at present 
Last updated:
31st August 2022
Kopen Sugar Free 250mg/5ml Powder for Oral Solution

PA0298/007/003
Phenoxymethylpenicillin 
Unexpected increase in demand Date of shortage: 
1st April 2022

Expected return date: 
Unknown at present
Last updated: 
31st August 2022
Lantus 100 Units/ml Solution for Injection in a Vial

EU/1/00/134/012
Insulin glargine
Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage: 
28th September 2022

Expected return date: 
Week commencing 17th October 2022
Last updated
30th September 2022 
Lasix 20mg/2ml Solution for Injection or Infusion

PA0540/052/002
Furosemide  Manufacturing delay

(manufacturing delay) 
Date of shortage: 
14th September 2022

Expected return date: 
Unknown at present
Last updated: 
16th September 2022 
Lercanidipine Clonmel 20mg Tablets

PA0126/187/002
Lercanidipine API unavailability   Date of shortage: 
End July 2022

Expected return date:
Awaiting update
Last updated: 
6th October 2022
Levobupivacaine 1.25mg/ml Solution for Infusion

A2059/009/002
Levobupivacaine API unavailability  

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 29th August 2022

Expected return date: 
Awaiting update
Last updated:
9th September 2022
Levobupivacaine 2.5mg/ml Solution for Injection/Infusion

PA2059/009/003
 Levobupivacaine API unavailability

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 29th August 2022

Expected return date
Awaiting update
Last updated: 
14th September 2022 2022
Levobupivacaine 5mg/ml Solution for Injection/Infusion

PA2059/009/004
 Levobupivacaine API unavailability

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 5th September 2022

Expected return date
November 2022 
Last updated: 
18th August 2022 
Lyclear 5% w/w Dermal Cream

PA1077/066/001
 Permethrin Manufacturing delays 

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 11th July 2022

Expected return date: 
January 2023
Last updated: 
27th June 2022
Lyrica 200mg Hard Capsules

EU/1/04/279/021
Pregabalin Capacity constraints  Date of shortage: 
18th July 2022

Expected return date: 
Late September 2022
Last updated: 
12th August 2022 
Macrolief 13.8g Sachet, Powder for Oral Solution

PA0711/224/001
Various Unexpected increase in demand Date of shortage:
30th August 2022

Expected return date
Mid October 2022
Last updated: 
15th September 2022 
Marcain 0.25% w/v with Adrenaline (Epinephrine, 5 micrograms per ml) (1:200,000) Solution for Injection

PA1691/025/001
Bupivacaine & adrenaline Manufacturing delays 

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage:
Early June 2022

Expected return date: 
17th October 2022
Last updated: 
12th August 2022
Marcain 0.5% w/v with Adrenaline (Epinephrine, 5 micrograms per ml) (1:200,000) Solution for Injection

PA1691/025/002
Bupivacaine & adrenaline Manufacturing delay

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage: 
1st July 2021

Expected return date: 
Late January 2022
Last updated: 
12th August 2022 
Mefac 250mg Capsule

PA0074/015/001 
Mefenamic acid  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage:
End of June 2019

Expected return date:
Unknown at present
Last updated:
23rd April 2021
 
Melfen 200mg Film Coated Tablets

PA0126/012/001
Ibuprofen
 Manufacturing delays 

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage: 
Early August 2022

Expected return date: 
10th October 2022
Last updated: 
3rd October 2022
Melfen 400mg Film Coated Tablets

PA0126/012/002
Ibuprofen API delays

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage: 
20th May 2022

Expected return date: 
10th October 2022
Last updated: 
3rd October 2022
Meronepem Aurobindo 1g Powder for Solution for Injection or Infusion 

PA1445/014/002
Meropenem  Shipping delay  Date of shortage:
Week commencing 3rd October 2022

Expected return date: 
Week commencing 17th October 2022
Last updated: 
26th September 2022 
Metalyse 50mg Powder and Solvent for Solution for Injection

EU/1/00/169/006

Tenecteplase
Manufacturing delays

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage: 
29th July 2022 2022

Expected return date
2024
Last updated: 
23rd September 2022

HCP letter
Methylthioninium Chloride Proveblue 5mg/ml solution for Injection

EU/1/11/682/001
Methylthionium Regulatory issue  Date of shortage:
Week commencing 3rd October 2022

Expected return date: 

Unknown at present
Last updated: 
28th September 2022 
Minims Artificial Tears 0.35% w/w + 0.44% w/w Eye Drops, Solution

PA22698/009/001
Sodium chloride & hydroxyethylcellulose
Quality issue  Date of shortage:
April 2022

Expected return date: 
Week commencing 10th October 2022 
Last updated: 
8th August 2022
Minims Cyclopentolate Hydrochloride 1% w/v Eye Drops, solution 

PA23259/011/001
Cyclopentolate Quality issue  Date of shortage: 
17th September 2022 

Expected return date:
7th November 2022
Last updated: 
23rd September 2022
Minims Povidone Iodine 5% w/v Eye Drops, Solution

PA22698/015/001
Iodinated povidone
Quality issue  Date of shortage:
Early September 2022

Expected return date: 
Awaiting update
Last updated: 
7th September 2022 
Minocin SA 100mg Modified Release Capsules

PA2010/060/001
Minocycline Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage: 
29th August 2022

Expected return date: 
Week commencing 10th October 2022
Last updated: 
29th September 2022 
Miochol-E 20mg Powder and Solvent for Instillation Solution for Inraocular Use 

PA1245/002/001
Acetylcholine   API  unavailability 

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage: 
20th March 2022

Expected return date: 
Awaiting update
Last updated: 
29th September 2022
Mivacron 2mg/ml Solution for Injection

PA1691/031/001 
Mivacurium chloride
Manufacturing delays Date of shortage: 
20th June 2022

Expected return date: 
10th December 2022 
Last updated: 
1st July 2022
Molipaxin 100mg Hard Capsules 

PA540/056/002
 Trazodone
Manufacturing delays Date of shortage: 
20th June 2022

Expected return date: 
Unknown at present
Last updated: 
6th October 2022

HCP letter
Monotrim 100mg Tablets

PA22643/002/002
Trimethoprim
Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage: 
July 2022

Expected return date: 
Week commencing 17th October 2022
Last updated: 
3rd October 2022
Monotrim 200mg Tablets

PA22643/002/003
Trimethoprim
Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage: 
August 2022

Expected return date: 
November 2022
Last updated: 
3rd October 2022
Morphine Sulphate 10mg/ml Solution for Injection

PA0073/020/001
Morphine   Manufacturing delays Date of shortage: 
25th July 2022

Expected return date: 
Awaiting update
Last updated: 
15th August 2022
Nasacort 55mcg/dose Nasal Spray, Suspension

PA23180/001/001
Triamcinolone
Quality issue 

(multiple countries impacted)
Date of shortage:
1st April 2022

Expected return date: 
End October 2022
Last updated: 
14th  September 2022
Nasofan Aqueous 50mcg Nasal Spray Suspension

PA1986/084/001
 Fluticasone propionate API unavailability  Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 29th August 2022

Expected return date: 
Week commencing 17th October 2022 
Last updated:
15th August 2022 
Nebilet Plus 5mg /25mg Film Coated Tablets

PA0865/015/002
Nebivolol
& hydrochlorothiazide
 Manufacturing delays Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 29th August 2022

Expected return date
End October 2022
Last updated: 
30th August 2022 
Nozinan 25mg/ml Solution for Injection/Infusion

PA0540/115/001
Levomepromazine Manufacturing delays Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 6th June 2022

Expected return date
Early October 2022
Last updated: 
15th September 2022

HSE guidance

HCP letter
Nu-seals 300mg Gastro-Resistant Tablets

PA2325/010/002
 Acetylsalicylic acid
 Quality issue

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage: 
15th August 2022

Expected return date:
Unknown at present 
Last updated: 
16th September 2022 
Ondansetron 2mg/ml Solution for Injection

(4ml presentation)

PA1122/004/001
Ondansetron Unexpected increase in demand  Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 3rd October 2022

Expected return date: 
End October 2022
Last updated: 
6th October 2022 
Ondansetron 2 mg/ml Solution for Injection or Infusion

(4ml presentation)

PA0577/083/001
 Ondansetron
Manufacturing delay  Date of shortage: 
Late July 2022

Expected return date: 
November 2022
Last updated:
6th October 2022 
Opticrom Allergy Single Dose 2% w/v Eye Drops, Solution

PA23180/010/003
Sodium cromoglicate
Quality issue

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage: 
27th January 2022 

Expected return date:
Awaiting update
Last updated: 
9th September 2022
Osteomel Once Weekly 70mg Tablets

PA0126/148/002
Alendronic acid
 Shipping delay Date of shortage: 18th July 2022

Expected return date: 
Awaiting update
Last updated: 
23rd September 2022
Oxycodone hydrochloride 50mg/ml Solution for Injection or Infusion

PA0281/235/002
Oxycodone  Manufacturing delays   Date of shortage: 
1st November 2021 

Expected return date: 
Unknown at present
Last updated: 
23rd August 2022
OxyContin 10mg Prolonged Release Tablets

PA1688/005/002
Oxycodone  Manufacturing delays Date of shortage:
Week commencing 19th September 2022

Expected return date: 
20th October 2022 
Last updated:
15th September 2022 
Palladone SR 2mg Prolonged Release Capsules

PA1688/007/007
Hydromorphone  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage:
9th September 2022

Expected return date: 
Week commencing 10th October 2022
Last updated: 
5th October 2022 
Palexia 20mg/ml Oral Solution

PA2242/012/011 
Tapentadol  Quality issue

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
15th February 2021

Expected return date:
October 2022
Last updated: 
21st April 2022
Palladone 1.3mg Capsules

PA1688/007/001
 Hydromorphone Manufacturing delays Date of shortage:
Week commencing 8th August 2022

Expected return date: 
November 2022
Last updated: 
28th July 2022 
Pantoflux 40mg Gastro Resistant Tablets 

PA2315/187/002
Pantoprazole  Distribution issue  Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 12th September 2022

Expected return date: 

December 2022 
Last updated:
5th September 2022 
Paracetamol 500mg Tablets 

(24 pack)

PA2315/065/003
 Paracetamol Unexpected increase in demand Date of shortage: 
24th May 2022 

Expected return date:
Week commencing 3rd October 2022
Last updated: 
26th September 2022
Paracetamol 500mg Film Coated Tablets

(100 pack)

PA2315/065/003
Paracetamol  Shipping delay  Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 19th September 2022

Expected return date: 
Awaiting update
Last updated: 
30th September 2022
Paralief 500mg Tablets

(100 pack only)

PA0126/020/001 
 Paracetamol API unavailability   Date of shortage: 
Mid August 2022

Expected return date:
11th October 2022
Last updated: 
5th October 2022
Praxilene 100mg Capsules

PA2286/003/001
Naftidrofuryl hydrogen oxalate  API unavailability

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage: 
Mid August 2022

Expected return date: 

January 2023 
Last updated
10th August 2022
Prednisolone 1mg Tablets

PA0126/027/002
Prednisolone Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage
13th July 2022

Expected return date: 
Awaiting update
Last updated: 
20th September 2022
Prednisolone 5mg Tablets

PA0126/027/001
Prednisolone  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage: 
13th July 2022

Expected return date
Awaiting update
Last updated: 
30th September 2022
Pregabalin Accord 75mg Hard Capsules

EU/1/15/1027/025
Pregabalin
Manufacturing delays Date of shortage: 
May 2022

Expected return date

October 2022 
Last updated: 
19th August 2022 
Pregabalin Krka 75mg Hard Capsules

PA1347/050/003
Pregabalin  Unexpected increase in demand  Date of shortage: 
14th September 2022

Expected return date:
Mid October 2022
Last updated: 
14th September 2022 
Pregabalin Sandoz 25mg Capsules
EU/1/15/1011/003,5
 Pregabalin  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage: 
2nd August 2022

Expected return date: 
Late October 2022 
Last updated:
15th September 2022 
Pregabalin Sandoz 50mg Capsules

EU/1/15/1011/021
Pregabalin  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage: 
2nd August 2022

Expected return date: 
Late October 2022  
Last updated: 
15th September 2022
Pregabalin Sandoz 75mg Capsules 

EU/1/15/1011/021
Pregabalin  Manufacturing delays Date of shortage: 
2nd August 2022

Expected return date: 
Late October 2022 
Last updated: 
15th September 2022
Pregabalin Sandoz 100mg Capsules

EU/1/15/1011/038
 Pregabalin  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage
4th October 2022

Expected return date: 
End October 2022 
Last updated:
5th October 2022 
Pregabalin Sandoz 150mg Capsules

EU/1/15/1011/045
Pregabalin  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage: 
2nd August 2022

Expected return date: 
Late October 2022 
Last updated: 
15th September 2022 
Provigil 100 mg Tablets

PA0749/198/001
Modafinil
Unexpected increase in demand  Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 19th September 2022

Expected return date: 
November 2022
Last updated:
22nd September 2022 
Provigil 200 mg Tablets

PA0749/198/002
Modafinil
 Quality issue Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 5th September 2022

Expected return date: 
Unknown at present 
Last updated: 
20th September 2022 
Quetex XR 50mg Prolonged-Release Tablets

PA0711/258/001
Quetiapine  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage: 
4th October 2022
 

Expected return date: 
Mid October 2022
Last updated:
5th October 2022
Raporsin 8mg Prolonged Release Tablets

PA2315/005/001
Doxazosin  Regulatory issue Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 12th September 2022

Expected return date: 
November 2022 
Last updated: 
5th September 2022 
Rifadin 300mg Capsules 

PA540/066/002
Rifampicin
Manufacturing delays Date of shortage: 
13th September 2022

Expected return date: Week commencing 24th October 2022
Last updated: 
26th September 2022 
Risonate Once Weekly 35mg Film Coated Tablets

PA0749/064/001
Risedronate    API unavailability 

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 27th June 2022

Expected return date: 
Week commencing 26th December 2022
Last updated: 
13th June 2022 
Rivotril 0.5mg Tablets

PA2239/020/001
Clonazepam  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage: 
12th August 2022

Expected return date: 
Awaiting update
Last updated:
5th October 2022
Rowalief 500mg Film Coated Tablets

(300 pack)

PA0074/065/001
 Paracetamol Unexpected increase in demand  Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 3rd October 2022

Expected return date: 
December 2022
Last updated:
5th October 2022 
Rotarix

EU/1/05/330/010
Human rotavirus, live attenuated
Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 18th July 2022

Expected return date: 
October 2022
 Last updated: 
11th July 2022 
Six Plus Parapaed Paracetamol Oral Suspension 250mg/5ml

PA0281/002/003
Paracetamol Quality issue Date of shortage: 
January 2022 

Expected return date:
October 2022
Last updated: 
14th March 2022
Skinoren 15% Gel

PA1025/009/001
Azelaic acid
Manufacturing delays Date of shortage: 
11th August 2022

Expected return date: 

Late October 2022
Last updated: 
5th October 2022
Solpadeine Soluble Tablets

(12 pack and 60 pack)

PA1186/011/001
Paracetamol, codeine & caffeine
Manufacturing delays 

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
Early September 2022

Expected return date:
Late October 2022 
Last updated: 
5th September 2022 
Sprilon 12.5% Zinc Oxide & 1.04% Dimethicone Cutaneous Spray Suspension

PA22906/001/001 
Zinc oxide & Dimethicone  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage:
October 2019

Expected return date:
Unknown at present
Last updated:
25th July 2022
Stemetil 12.5mg/ml Solution for Injection

PA0540/127/002 
Prochlorperazine mesilate   Manufacturing delays 

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage: 
24th August 2022

Expected return date
Late November 2022 
Last updated: 
27th August 2022 
Suboxone 2 mg/0.5mg Sublingual Tablet

EU/1/06/359/002
Naloxone & Buprenorphine  Unexpected increase in demand Date of shortage: 
April 2022

Expected return date: 
Week commencing 17th October 2022
Last updated
6th October 2022 
Suboxone 8mg/2mg Sublingual Tablet

EU/1/06/359/004
Naloxone & Buprenorphine  Unexpected increase in demand   Date of shortage: 
April 2022

Expected return date
Week commencing 17th October 2022 
Last updated:
6th October 2022
Subutex 2mg Sublingual Tablets

PA22617/001/002
 Buprenorphine Unexpected increase in demand  Date of shortage: 
19th August 2022

Expected return date:
Mid November 20222
Last updated: 
5th September 2022 
Subutex 8mg Sublingual Tablets

PA22617/001/003
Buprenorphine  Unexpected increase in demand Date of shortage: 
23rd September 2022

Expected return date
28th October 2022 
Last updated: 
15th September 2022 
Tamox 10mg Film Coated Tablets

PA0711/022/001
Tamoxifen Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage
Late February 2022

Expected return date: 
Mid October 2022
Last updated: 
5th October 2022
Tavanic 5 mg/ml Solution for Infusion

PA0540/077/001
Levofloxacin Unexpected increase in demand  Date of shortage
29th June 2022

Expected return date: 
Awaiting update
Last updated; 
30th September 2022
Tevanate Once Weekly 70mg Tablets

PA0749/016/001
Alendronic acid  Manufacturing delays

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 4th April 2022 

Expected return date: 
Mid October 2022
Last updated: 
13th September 2022
Tipol 125mg Suppository

PA0126/331/002
Paracetamol  Unexpected increase in demand  Date of shortage: 
9th May 2022

Expected return date: 
Awaiting update
Last updated: 
5th October 2022
Tradol 50mg Effervescent Tablets 

PA0074/094/001
Tramadol Unexpected increase in demand  Date of shortage:
Late August 2022

Expected return date: 
November 2022 
Last updated: 
15th September 2022 
Triapin 5mg/5mg Prolonged Release Tablet

PA0540/082/002
Felodipine & ramipril
 Manufacturing delays Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 10th October 2022

Expected return date: 
Week commencing 31st October 2022 
Last updated: 
29th September 2022
Tritace 10mg Tablets

PA1445/014/002
Ramipril  Manufacturimg delay

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
Week commencing 3rd October 2022

Expected return date
Week commencing 17th October 2022 
Last updated: 
26th September 2022 
Valaciclovir 500mg Film-Coated Tablets

PA2315/102/001
Valaciclovir
API unavailability  Date of shortage:
Week commencing 26th September 2022

Expected return date
December 2022 
Last updated:
14th September 2022 
Vidisic Preservative Free Single Dose Unit

PA23259/008/002
Carbomer
Manufacturing delays 

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage: 
Early August 2022

Expected return date: 
Awaiting update
Last updated
30th September 2022 
Warfant 1mg Tablets

PA0073/139/001
Warfarin  API unavailability  Date of shortage: 
End September 2022

Expected return date: 
Unknown at present 
Last updated: 
19th September 2022 
Warfant 5mg Tablets

PA0073/139/003
Warfarin   API unavailability   Date of shortage: 
22nd August 2022

Expected return date: 
Unknown at present
Last update:
8th August 2022 
Zydol 50mg Hard Capsules

PA2242/005/001
Tramadol Unexpected increase in demand Date of shortage: 
Late July 2022

Expected return date: 
16th November 2022 
Last updated: 
9th August 2022 
Xomolix 2.5mg/ml Solution for Injection

PA2288/003/002
Droperidol  Quality issue

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage: 
29th May 2021

Expected return date: 
Unknown at present  
Last updated: 
2nd July 2021
Xylocaine 2% with Adrenaline (Epinephrine) (1:200,000) Solution for Injection

PA1691/027/001
Lidocaine and adrenaline Manufacturing delay 

(multiple countries impacted)
Date of shortage: 
2nd February 2022

Expected return date: 
Late December 2022
Last updated: 
12th August 2022
Xymel 50mg Capsules

PA0126/099/001
Tramadol  Unexpected increase in demand  Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 29th August 2022

Expected return date:
Unknown at present
Last updated: 
30th August 2022 
Zithromax Powder for Oral Suspension 200mg/5ml

15ml presentation

PA0822/191/002
Azithromycin  Unexpected increase in demand  Date of shortage:
Early October 2022

Expected return date
Mid October 2022
Last updated: 
27th September 2022 
Zithromax Powder for Oral Suspension 200mg/5ml

22.5ml presentation

PA0822/191/002
Azithromycin  Unexpected increase in demand  Date of shortage: 
Early September 2022

Expected return date:
Week commencing 21st November 2022 
Last updated: 
27th September 2022 
Zithromax Capsules 250mg

PA0822/191/001
 Azithromycin
Unexpected increase in demand Date of shortage: 
Mid October 2022

Expected return date: 
Early November 
Last updated: 
27th September 2022 

Menveo (EU/1/10/614/003) Meningococcal Group A, C, W135 and Y conjugate vaccine PIL
Menveo (EU/1/10/614/003) Meningococcal Group A, C, W135 and Y conjugate vaccine PIL
Menveo (EU/1/10/614/003) Meningococcal Group A, C, W135 and Y conjugate vaccine PIL



Date of shortage: 
2nd July 2021

Expected return date
Unknown at present  
Date of shortage: 
2nd July 2021

Expected return date
Unknown at present  

Date of shortage: 
18th October 2021 

Expected return date: 
Early January 2022 
Date of shortage: 
18th October 2021 

Expected return date: 
Early January 2022 

Product name Active ingredient Reason for shortage Date of shortage
Additional information
Abstral 100mcg Sublingual Tablets

PA2288/004/002
 Fentanyl  Manufacturing delay 

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage: 
3rd September 2021 

Expected return date: 
Week commencing 1st October 2021
Last updated: 
22nd October 2021
Abstral 200mcg Sublingual Tablets

PA2288/004/003
Fentanyl Manufacturing delays 

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage:
15th August 2021

Return date: 
Week commencing 25th October 2021
Last updated: 
22nd October 2021
Abstral 300mcg Sublingual Tablets

PA2288/004/004
Fentanyl  Manufacturing delays 

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage: 
5th October 2021

Expected return date: 
Week commencing 25th October 2021
Last updated: 
22nd October 2021
Abstral 400mcg Sublingual Tablets

PA2288/004/005
Fentanyl  Manufacturing delays 

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage: 
4th October 2021

Expected return date: 
Early December 2021
Last updated: 
22nd October 2021
Abstral 600mcg Sublingual Tablets

PA2288/004/006
Fentanyl   Manufacturing delay 

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage: 
2nd September 2021 

Expected return date:
 
Week commencing 25th October 2021
Last updated: 
22nd October 2021
Abstral 700mcg Sublingual Tablets

PA2288/004/007
Fentanyl Manufacturing delay 

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage: 
2nd September 2021

Expected return date: 
Early December 2021
Last updated: 
22nd October 2021
Adizem-XL 180mg Prolonged Release Capsules

PA1688/001/005
Dilitazem  Manufacturing delays Date of shortage: 
1st October 2021

Expected return date: 
November 2021 
Last updated: 
27th September 2021
Amitriptyline 25mg Film Coated Tablets

PA0126/041/001
Amitriptyline
API unavailability Date of shortage: 
2nd September 2021 

Expected return date: 
Late October 2021
Last updated: 
7th September 2021 

HCP letter
Astilin 10mg Tablets

PA23163/001/001
Amitriptyline  Awaiting update Date of shortage: 
27th August 2021

Expected return date: 
29th October 2021
Last updated: 
5th October 2021

HCP letter
Ativan 4mg/ml Solution for Injection

PA0822/090/002 
Lorazepam  Manufacturing delays

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
Early August 2020

Expected return date:
Unknown at present
Last updated:
14th May 2021 
 
HCP letter
BCG-Medac Powder and Solvent for Suspension for Intravesical Use

PA0623/004/001 
Bacillus Calmette Guerin bacteria  Manufacturing delays

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
1st October 2019

Expected return date:
2022
Last updated:
3rd February 2021
Bendroflumethiazide 2.5mg Tablets

PA22749/021/001
Bendroflumethiazide
 Regulatory issue Date of shortage:
3rd September 2021

Expected return date:
 
Awaiting update
Last updated: 
1st October 2021
Beromun 1mg Powder for Solution for Infusion

EU/1/99/097/001 
Tasonermin  Manufacturing delays

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
December 2020

Expected return date:
November 2021
Last updated:
1st June 2021
Calcium Acetate 500mg Tablets

PA0281/063/001
Calcium Acetate API unavailability  Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 26th July 2021

Expected return date: 
Late December 2021
Last updated: 
30th September 2021
Canesten HC 1% w/w + 1% w/w Cream

PA1410/040/002
Clotrimazole & Hydrocortisone  Manufacturing delays Date of shortage: 
30th September 2021 

Expected return date:
5th November 2021
Last updated: 
22nd September 2021
Catapres Tablets 100mcg

PA2256/003/001
 Clonidine Manufacturing delays

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage: 
25th July 2021

Expected return date: 
25th October 2021
Last updated: 
21st June 2021 
Champix 0.5mg Film Coated Tablet

EU/1/06/360/001
Varenicline 
Quality issue

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 21st June 2021 

Expected return date: 
Unknown at present 
Last updated:
18th June 2021

HCP letter
Champix 1mg Film Coated Tablet

EU/1/06/360/005
Varenicline Quality issue

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 21st June

Expected return date: 
Unknown at present 
Last updated: 
18th June 2021

HCP letter
Champix 0.5 mg + 1 mg Film Coated Tablet

EU/1/06/360/003
Varenicline 
Quality issue 

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 21st June 

Expected return date: 
Unknown at present 
Last updated: 
18th June 2021

HCP letter
Chlorhexidine Acetate 0.015% w/v and Cetrimide 0.15% w/v Irrigation Solution

PA2299/005/001
Chlorhexidine acetate & cetrimide
Unexpected increase in demand Date of shortage: 
September 2021 

Expected return date: 
Mid November 2021 
Last updated: 
20th October 2021
Chlorpromazine Elixir BP 25mg/5ml Oral Solution

PA0281/124/001 
Chlorpromazine hydrochloride  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage:
End of February 2021

Expected return date:
End January 2022
Last updated:
5th October 2021
 
HCP letter
Clexane Forte 12,000 IU (120mg) /0.8ml Solution for Injection in Pre Filled Syringes 

PA0540/097/008
Enoxaparin sodium  API unavailability   Date of shortage: 
22nd October 2021 

Expected return date: 
Unknown at present
Last updated: 
13th October 2021
Co-Amoxiclav 500mg/100mg Powder for Solution for Injection/Infusion

PA1457/001/001
Amoxicillin & Clavulanic acid
Manufacturing delays Date of shortage: 
13th October 2021 

Expected return date: 
Awaiting update
Last updated: 
18th October 2021 
Co-Amoxiclav 1000mg/200mg Powder for Solution for Injection/Infusion

PA1457/001/002
Amoxicillin & clavalunic acid Unexpected increase in demand Date of shortage:
5th February 2020

Expected return date:
Awaiting update
Last updated:
19th October 2021
CoAprovel 300mg/12.5mg Tablets

EU/1/98/086/004
Irbesartan & Hydrochlorothiazide  Shipping delay  Date of shortage: 
5th November 2021

Expected return date: 
Late November 2021  
Last updated: 
22nd October 2021 
Cyklokapron 100 mg/mL Solution for Injection/Infusion

PA0822/117/001
Tranexamic acid Manufacturing delays Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 18th October 2021

Expected return date
Week commencing 15th November 2021 
Last updated: 
5th October 2021 
Deslor 5mg Film Coated Tablets

PA0711/202/001
Desloratidine Awaiting information   Date of shortage: 
19th September  2021  

Expected return date: 
Late December 2021
Last updated: 
October 2021 
Desmopressin 100mcg/ml Nasal Drop Solution

PA1009/001/001 
Desmopressin  Manufacturing delays due to quality issue

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
Mid December 2020

Expected return date:
2022 
Last updated:
11th December 2020 
Desmospray Desmopressin Nasal Spray

PA1009/005/001 
Desmopressin  Quality issue

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
22nd July 2020

Expected return date:
2022 
Last updated:
11th December 2020 
Diazemuls 5mg/ml Emulsion for Injection

PA2315/098/001 
Diazepam  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage:
Mid February 2020

Expected return date:
Unknown at present
Last updated:
30th March 2021 
Dioralyte Blackcurrant Powder for Oral Solution (20 pack)

PA0540/098/001
Sodium chloride, potassium chloride, glucose, disodium hydrogen citrate  Unexpected increase in demand  Date of shortage: 
17th September 2021

Expected return date: 
1st November 2021
Last updated: 
30th September 2021
Dioralyte Citrus Powder for Oral Solution
(20 pack)

PA0540/098/002
Sodium chloride, potassium chloride, glucose, disodium hydrogen citrate
Unexpected increase in demand Date of shortage: 
17th September 2021

Expected return date: 
1st November 2021
Last updated: 
30th September 2021
Dioralyte Rebalance Citrus Powder for Oral Solution
(6 pack)

PA0540/194/002
Sodium chloride, potassium chloride, glucose, disodium hydrogen citrate
Unexpected increase in demand Date of shortage: 
17th September 2021

Expected return date: 
1st November 2021
Last updated: 
30th September 2021
Doxatan 4mg Tablets

PA0126/202/003 
Doxazosin  Manufacturing delay   Date of shortage: 
4th October 2021

Expected return date:
Week commencing 1st November 2021
Last updated: 
20th October 2021
Emerade 150mcg Solution in a Pre-Filled Pen

PA1696/009/001 
Adrenaline  Quality issue

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
30th September 2019

Expected return date:
Unknown at present 
Last updated:
18th December 2020

Alternatives are available 
Emerade 300mcg Solution in a Pre-Filled Pen

PA1696/009/002 
Adrenaline  Quality issue

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
30th September 2019

Expected return date:
Unknown at present 
Last updated:
18th December 2020

Alternatives are available 
Emerade 500mcg Solution in a Pre-Filled Pen

PA1696/009/003 
Adrenaline  Quality issue

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
30th September 2019

Expected return date:
Unknown at present 
Last updated:
18th December 2020

Alternatives are available 
Epanutin Infatabs 50mg Chewable Tablets

PA0822/011/005
Phenytoin Manufacturing delays

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage:
Early November 2019

Expected return date:
Unknown at present
Last updated:
4th June 2020
 
HCP Letter
Esomeprazole Ticerin 40mg Powder for Solution for Injection of Infusion

PA1852/002/001 
Esomeprazole  Unavailability of API  Date of shortage:
Early October 2020

Expected return date:
Late November 2021
Last updated:
12th October 2021
Ezetimibe Rowa 10mg Tablets

PA0074/074/001
Ezetimibe Awaiting information  Date of shortage: 
19th October 2021 

Expected return date: 
Late November 2021 
Last updated: 
21st October 2021
Ezetimibe Teva 10mg tablets

PA1986/012/001
Ezetimibe  Quality Issue  Date of shortage: 
18th October 2021 

Expected return date: 
13th December 2021
Last updated: 
4th October 2021
Ezetimibe 10mg tablets

PA0577/198/001
Ezetimibe
Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage: 
Late August 2021 

Expected return date: 
Early November 2021
Last updated: 
4th October 2021
Ezetimibe/Simvastatin Rowex 10mg/20mg Tablets

PA0711/262/001
Ezetimibe & simvastatin
Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage: 22nd July 2021

Expected return date: 
October 2021
Last updated: 
20th September 2021
Ezetimibe/Simvastatin Rowex 10mg/80mg Tablets

PA0711/262/003
Ezetimibe & simvastatin
Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage: 
22nd July 2021

Expected return date: 
End November 2021
Last updated: 
20th October 2021 
Ezetimibe/Simvastatin Teva Pharma 10mg/80mg Tablets

PA1986/067/003
Ezetimibe & simvastatin
API unavailability

(multiple countries impacted) 
Date of shortage: 
30th August 2021 

Expected return date: 
Awaiting update
Last updated: 
20th October 2021 
Ezetimibe/Simvastatin Clonmel 10mg/20mg Tablets

PA0126/281/002

Ezetimibe & simvastatin
Manufacturing delays   Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 20th September 2021

Expected return date: 
Unknown at present
Last updated: 
20th September 2021
Ezetimibe/Simvastatin Clonmel 10mg/80mg Tablets

PA0126/281/004
Ezetimibe & simvastatin
Manufacturing delays Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 20th September 2021

Expected return date:  
Unknown at present
Last updated: 
20th September 2021
Folinic Acid (as Calcium Folinate) 7.5mg/ml Solution for Injection

PA0822/198/002
Folinic Acid  Unexpected increase in demand Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 27th September 2021

Expected return date: 
Awaiting update
Last updated:
18th October 2021
Fomicyt 40mg/ml Powder for Solution for Infusion

PA1972/001/001
Fosfomycin sodium Regulatory issue  Date of Shortage: 
October 2021 

Expected return date: 
Unknown at present
Last updated: 
12th October 2021
Gentisone HC 0.3% w/v & 1.0% w/v Ear Drops, Suspension

PA1142/014/001
Gentamicin & Hydrocortisone Unavailability of API 

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage
23rd August 2021

Expected return date:
Late November 2021
Last updated: 
9th August 2021
Hydromorphone 20mg/ml Solution for Injection/Infusion

PA0549/030/001 
Hydromorphone  Manufacturing delays

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
Mid June 2020

Expected return date:
February 2022
Last updated:
18th October 2021
Hydromorphone 50mg/ml Solution for Injection/Infusion

PA0549/030/002 
Hydromorphone  Manufacturing delays

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
Mid August 2020

Expected return date:
February 2022
Last updated:
18th October 2021
Imodium Plus 2mg/125mg Tablets

PA0330/050/001
Loperamide & simeticone  Manufacturing delay  Date of shortage: 
11th October 2021 

Expected return date:
Week commencing 22nd November 2021
Last updated: 
20th October 2021
Innohep 10,000 IU/ml Solution for Injection

PA0046/060/002
Tinzaparin sodium
Unexpected increase in demand

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage: 
20th September 2021

Expected return date: 
Mid-November 2021
Last updated: 
23rd September 2021
Instanyl 50mcg Nasal Spray 

EU/1/09/531/010-013
Fentanyl  Quality issue 
(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage: 
1st August 2021 

Expected return date: 
February 2022
Last updated: 
20th August 2021
Instanyl 100mcg Nasal Spray 

EU/1/09/531/014-017
Fentanyl  Quality issue

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage: 
2nd April 2021

Expected return date: 
February 2022
Last updated
20th August 2021
Instanyl 200mcg Nasal Spray

EU/1/09/531/018-021
Fentanyl  Quality issue

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage
2nd April 2021

Expected return date: 
February 2022
Last updated:
20th August 2021
Invokana 300mg Film Coated Tablets

EU/1/13/884/005-008
Canagliflozin
Unexpected increase in demand  Date of shortage: 
18th October 2021

Expected return date: 
Early November 2021 
Last updated: 
12th October 2021
Letrozole 2.5mg Film Coated Tablets

PA2315/109/001
Letrozole  Awaiting information   Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 25th October 2021

Expected return date: 
End November 2021
Last updated: 
18th October 2021 
Letrozole 2.5mg Film Coated Tablets

PA0126/198/001
Letrozole  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage: 
22nd October 2021 

Expected return date: 
22nd December 2021
Last updated: 
18th October 2021
Letrozole Teva 2.5 mg Film Coated Tablets

PA0749/085/001
Letrozole  API unavailability 

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 9th August 2021

Expected return date: 
January 2021
Last updated: 
5th October 2021
Lispril Hydrochlorothiazide 20mg/12.5mg Tablet

PA0711/051/002 
Lisinopril & Hydrochlorothiazide  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage:
8th September 2020

Expected return date:
Week commencing 1st November 2021
Last updated:
20th October 2021
Losartan 50mg Tablet 

PA2315/059/002 
Losartan  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage:
25th September 2019

Expected return date:
Unknown at present 
Last updated:
13th April 2021
Losartan 100mg Tablet

PA2315/059/003 
Losartan  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage:
October 2019

Expected return date:
Unknown at present
Last updated:
13th April 2021
Losartan/Hydrochlorothiazide Teva 50mg/12.5mg Film-Coated Tablets

PA0749/026/001
Losartan & Hydrochlorothiazide
 Quality issue Date of shortage: Late October 2021  

Expected return date: 
March 2022
Last updated: 
22nd October 2021
Losartan/Hydrochlorothiazide Teva 100mg/25mg Film-Coated Tablets

PA0749/026/002
Losartan & Hydrochlorothiazide
Quality issue  Date of shortage: 
Late October 2021

Expected return date: 

March 2022
Last updated: 
22nd October 2021
Marcain 0.5% w/v with Adrenaline (Epinephrine, 5 micrograms per ml) (1:200,000) Solution for Injection

PA1691/025/002
Bupivacaine & adrenaline Manufacturing delay

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage: 
1st July 2021

Expected return date: 
Unknown at present 
Last updated: 
24th September  2021 
Mefac 250mg Capsule

PA0074/015/001 
Mefenamic acid  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage:
End of June 2019

Expected return date:
Unknown at present
Last updated:
23rd April 2021
 
Metaraminol 10mg/ml Solution for Injection or Infusion 

PA22893/001/001
Metaraminol  Awaiting update Date of shortage: 
Early April 2021 

Expected return date:
Awaiting update
Last updated: 
30th June 2021
Metformin Hydrochloride 500mg/5ml Oral Solution

PA23081/008/001
Metformin  Regulatory Issue Date of shortage
13th August 2021

Expected return date: 
Unknown at present
Last updated: 
10th August 2021
Mydrilate 1.0% w/v Eye Drops

PA22709/003/002
Cyclopentolate Manufacturing delay  Date of shortage:
Early September 2021

Expected return date: 
Mid-October 2021
Last updated: 
27th September 2021 
Naloxone Hydrochloride 400mcg/ml Solution for Injection or Infusion 

PA0073/111/002
Naloxone Manufacturing delay  Date of shortage: 
18th October 2021

Expected return date: 
3rd December 2021 
Last updated: 
19th October 2021
Nanocis 0.24mg Kit for Radiopharmaceutical Preparation

PA0677/006/001
Rhenium sulphide
Awaiting information  Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 20th September 2021 

Expected return date: 
Week commencing 8th November 2021
Last updated: 
1st October 2021
Odrik 2mg Hard Capsule

PA2010/005/003
Trandolapril
Manufacturing delays Date of shortage: 
5th October 2021

Expected return date: 
Late October 2021 
Last updated: 
28th September 2021
Oramox 125mg/5ml Powder for Oral Suspension

PA0298/019/001
Amoxicillin
Unexpected increase in demand  Date of shortage:
22nd October 2021 

Expected return date: 
Unknown at present 
Last updated: 
19th October 2021 
OxyContin 5mg Prolonged Release Tablets 

PA1688/005/001
 Oxycodone Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage: 
18th October 2021

Expected return date: 
Early November 2021
Last updated:
12th October 2021
OxyNorm Dispersa 5mg Orodispersible Tablets

PA1688/006/007
Oxycodone  Unexpected increase in demand  Date of shortage: 
5th October 2021 

Expected return date: 
4th November 2021
Last updated: 
18th October 2021
OxyNorm Dispersa 10mg Orodispersible Tablets

PA1688/006/008
Oxycodone Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage: 
18th October 2021

Expected return date:
Unknown at present 
 Last updated: 
12th October 2021
OxyNorm Dispersa 20mg Orodispersible Tablets

PA1688/006/009
Oxycodone Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage: 
26th October 2021 

Expected return date:
February 2022
Last updated: 
20th October 2021 
Palexia 4mg/ml Oral Solution

PA2242/012/010 
Tapentadol hydrochloride  Quality issue

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
15th February 2021

Expected return date:
Unknown at present 
Last updated: 
22nd February 2021
Paralief 500mg Tablets 

24 pack only

PA0126/020/001
Paracetamol API unavailability  Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 23rd August 2021

Expected return date: 
27th October 2021
Last updated: 
28th August 2021
Perinal Cutaneous Spray hydrocortisone 0.2% w/w / lidocaine hydrochloride monohydrate 1.0% w/w

PA0278/017/002
Hydrocortisone & Lidocaine Hydrochloride  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage:
February 2021

Expected return date:
January 2022
Last updated: 
8th April 2021
Qlaira Film Coated Tablets

PA1410/058/001
 Estradiol API unavailability  Date of shortage: 
Mid November 2021

Expected return date: 
Q2 2022
Last updated: 
7th October 2021

HCP letter
Questran 4g Powder for Oral Suspension

PA2239/005/001 
Colestyramine  Manufacturing delays

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
Mid June 2019

Expected return date:
January 2022
Last updated:
30th March 2021 
Rifater 50mg/300mg/120mg Tablets

PA0822/143/002
Isoniazid & Pyrazinamide & Rifampicin Quality issue

(multiple countries impacted)
Date of shortage: 
23rd July 2021

Expected return date: 
26th October 2021
Last updated:
18th October 2021

AMRIC guidance V3
Rosuvastatin 5mg Film Coated Tablets

PA2315/068/001
Rosuvastatin Quality issue  Date of shortage:
27th August 2021

Expected return date: 
Q2 2022
 Last updated: 
30th August 2021
Rosuvastatin 10mg Film Coated Tablets

PA2315/068/002
Rosuvastatin  Quality issue Date of shortage: 
27th August 2021 

Expected return date: 
Q2 2022 
Last updated: 
30th August 2021 
Rosuvastatin 20mg Film Coated Tablets

PA2315/068/003
Rosuvastatin   Distribution issue Date of shortage: 
18th October 2021 

Expected return date: 
Early January 2022 
Last updated: 
21st October 2021 
Rosuvastatin 40mg Film Coated Tablets

PA2315/068/004
Rosuvastatin   Distribution issue
Date of shortage: 
18th October 2021 

Expected return date: 
Early January 2022 
Last updated: 
21st October 2021 
Sevelamer Carbonate 800mg Film Coated Tablets

PA0577/205/001
Sevelamer  Manufacturing delays Date of shortage: 
Late October

Expected return date: 
Unknown at present  
Last updated: 
22nd October 2021
Sprilon 12.5% Zinc Oxide & 1.04% Dimethicone Cutaneous Spray Suspension

PA22906/001/001 
Zinc oxide & Dimethicone  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage:
October 2019

Expected return date:
Mid-December 2021
Last updated:
22nd October 2021
Stesolid Rectal Solution 5mg

PA2315/137/001
Diazepam  Manufacturing delays Date of shortage: 
Late August 2021

Expected return date: 
November 2021
Last updated: 
12th August 2021
Stesolid Rectal Solution 10mg

PA2315/137/002
 Diazepam Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 19th July 2021. 

Expected return date: 
November 2021
Last updated: 
21st July 2021
Targin 20mg/10mg Prolonged Release Tablets

PA1688/010/001
Oxycodone & Naloxone  Shipping delays Date of shortage: 
27th September 2021 

Expected return date: 
28th October 2021
Last updated: 
22nd October 2021
Telmisartan Rowa 40mg Tablets

PA0074/078/002
Telmisartan  Unexpected increase in demand  Date of shortage: 
7th September 2021

Expected return date: 
Late November 2021
 Last updated: 
20th October 2021
Tevanate Once Weekly 70mg Tablets

PA0749/016/001
Alendronic acid API unavailability  Date of shortage: 
6th September 2021 

Expected return date: 
Late November 2021 
Last updated: 
23rd August 2021 
Tracrium 10 mg/ml, Solution for injection or infusion

(25ml ampoule)

PA1691/029/002
Atracurium  Unexpected increase in demand Date of shortage: 
24th September 2021 

Expected return date: 
20th November 2021 
Last updated: 
24th September 2021
Trandate 200mg Film Coated Tablet

PA1638/006/003 
Labetalol hydrochloride  Manufacturing delays

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
July 2019

Expected return date:
End October 2021
Last updated:
11th October 2021
TPN – various B. Braun products
Various  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage: 
4th October 2021

Expected return date: 
Unknown at present
Last updated: 
5th October 2021

HCP letter
Ultraproct 0.92mg/ + 0.95mg/g + 5mg/g Rectal Ointment

PA22650/004/001
Fluocortolone Pivalate; Fluocortolone caproate; Cinchocaine hydrochloride  Regulatory issue Date of shortage: 
Late September 2021

Expected return date: 
Late December 2021
Last updated: 
15th September 2021
Uniphyllin Continus 200mg Prolonged Release Tablets

PA1688/011/001
Product name Active ingredient Reason for shortage Date of shortage
Additional information
Abstral 100mcg Sublingual Tablets

PA2288/004/002
 Fentanyl  Manufacturing delay 

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage: 
3rd September 2021 

Expected return date: 
Week commencing 1st October 2021
Last updated: 
22nd October 2021
Abstral 200mcg Sublingual Tablets

PA2288/004/003
Fentanyl Manufacturing delays 

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage:
15th August 2021

Return date: 
Week commencing 25th October 2021
Last updated: 
22nd October 2021
Abstral 300mcg Sublingual Tablets

PA2288/004/004
Fentanyl  Manufacturing delays 

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage: 
5th October 2021

Expected return date: 
Week commencing 25th October 2021
Last updated: 
22nd October 2021
Abstral 400mcg Sublingual Tablets

PA2288/004/005
Fentanyl  Manufacturing delays 

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage: 
4th October 2021

Expected return date: 
Early December 2021
Last updated: 
22nd October 2021
Abstral 600mcg Sublingual Tablets

PA2288/004/006
Fentanyl   Manufacturing delay 

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage: 
2nd September 2021 

Expected return date:
 
Week commencing 25th October 2021
Last updated: 
22nd October 2021
Abstral 700mcg Sublingual Tablets

PA2288/004/007
Fentanyl Manufacturing delay 

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage: 
2nd September 2021

Expected return date: 
Early December 2021
Last updated: 
22nd October 2021
Adizem-XL 180mg Prolonged Release Capsules

PA1688/001/005
Dilitazem  Manufacturing delays Date of shortage: 
1st October 2021

Expected return date: 
November 2021 
Last updated: 
27th September 2021
Amitriptyline 25mg Film Coated Tablets

PA0126/041/001
Amitriptyline
API unavailability Date of shortage: 
2nd September 2021 

Expected return date: 
Late October 2021
Last updated: 
7th September 2021 

HCP letter
Astilin 10mg Tablets

PA23163/001/001
Amitriptyline  Awaiting update Date of shortage: 
27th August 2021

Expected return date: 
29th October 2021
Last updated: 
5th October 2021

HCP letter
Ativan 4mg/ml Solution for Injection

PA0822/090/002 
Lorazepam  Manufacturing delays

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
Early August 2020

Expected return date:
Unknown at present
Last updated:
14th May 2021 
 
HCP letter
BCG-Medac Powder and Solvent for Suspension for Intravesical Use

PA0623/004/001 
Bacillus Calmette Guerin bacteria  Manufacturing delays

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
1st October 2019

Expected return date:
2022
Last updated:
3rd February 2021
Bendroflumethiazide 2.5mg Tablets

PA22749/021/001
Bendroflumethiazide
 Regulatory issue Date of shortage:
3rd September 2021

Expected return date:
 
Awaiting update
Last updated: 
1st October 2021
Beromun 1mg Powder for Solution for Infusion

EU/1/99/097/001 
Tasonermin  Manufacturing delays

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
December 2020

Expected return date:
November 2021
Last updated:
1st June 2021
Calcium Acetate 500mg Tablets

PA0281/063/001
Calcium Acetate API unavailability  Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 26th July 2021

Expected return date: 
Late December 2021
Last updated: 
30th September 2021
Canesten HC 1% w/w + 1% w/w Cream

PA1410/040/002
Clotrimazole & Hydrocortisone  Manufacturing delays Date of shortage: 
30th September 2021 

Expected return date:
5th November 2021
Last updated: 
22nd September 2021
Catapres Tablets 100mcg

PA2256/003/001
 Clonidine Manufacturing delays

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage: 
25th July 2021

Expected return date: 
25th October 2021
Last updated: 
21st June 2021 
Champix 0.5mg Film Coated Tablet

EU/1/06/360/001
Varenicline 
Quality issue

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 21st June 2021 

Expected return date: 
Unknown at present 
Last updated:
18th June 2021

HCP letter
Champix 1mg Film Coated Tablet

EU/1/06/360/005
Varenicline Quality issue

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 21st June

Expected return date: 
Unknown at present 
Last updated: 
18th June 2021

HCP letter
Champix 0.5 mg + 1 mg Film Coated Tablet

EU/1/06/360/003
Varenicline 
Quality issue 

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 21st June 

Expected return date: 
Unknown at present 
Last updated: 
18th June 2021

HCP letter
Chlorhexidine Acetate 0.015% w/v and Cetrimide 0.15% w/v Irrigation Solution

PA2299/005/001
Chlorhexidine acetate & cetrimide
Unexpected increase in demand Date of shortage: 
September 2021 

Expected return date: 
Mid November 2021 
Last updated: 
20th October 2021
Chlorpromazine Elixir BP 25mg/5ml Oral Solution

PA0281/124/001 
Chlorpromazine hydrochloride  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage:
End of February 2021

Expected return date:
End January 2022
Last updated:
5th October 2021
 
HCP letter
Clexane Forte 12,000 IU (120mg) /0.8ml Solution for Injection in Pre Filled Syringes 

PA0540/097/008
Enoxaparin sodium  API unavailability   Date of shortage: 
22nd October 2021 

Expected return date: 
Unknown at present
Last updated: 
13th October 2021
Co-Amoxiclav 500mg/100mg Powder for Solution for Injection/Infusion

PA1457/001/001
Amoxicillin & Clavulanic acid
Manufacturing delays Date of shortage: 
13th October 2021 

Expected return date: 
Awaiting update
Last updated: 
18th October 2021 
Co-Amoxiclav 1000mg/200mg Powder for Solution for Injection/Infusion

PA1457/001/002
Amoxicillin & clavalunic acid Unexpected increase in demand Date of shortage:
5th February 2020

Expected return date:
Awaiting update
Last updated:
19th October 2021
CoAprovel 300mg/12.5mg Tablets

EU/1/98/086/004
Irbesartan & Hydrochlorothiazide  Shipping delay  Date of shortage: 
5th November 2021

Expected return date: 
Late November 2021  
Last updated: 
22nd October 2021 
Cyklokapron 100 mg/mL Solution for Injection/Infusion

PA0822/117/001
Tranexamic acid Manufacturing delays Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 18th October 2021

Expected return date
Week commencing 15th November 2021 
Last updated: 
5th October 2021 
Deslor 5mg Film Coated Tablets

PA0711/202/001
Desloratidine Awaiting information   Date of shortage: 
19th September  2021  

Expected return date: 
Late December 2021
Last updated: 
October 2021 
Desmopressin 100mcg/ml Nasal Drop Solution

PA1009/001/001 
Desmopressin  Manufacturing delays due to quality issue

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
Mid December 2020

Expected return date:
2022 
Last updated:
11th December 2020 
Desmospray Desmopressin Nasal Spray

PA1009/005/001 
Desmopressin  Quality issue

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
22nd July 2020

Expected return date:
2022 
Last updated:
11th December 2020 
Diazemuls 5mg/ml Emulsion for Injection

PA2315/098/001 
Diazepam  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage:
Mid February 2020

Expected return date:
Unknown at present
Last updated:
30th March 2021 
Dioralyte Blackcurrant Powder for Oral Solution (20 pack)

PA0540/098/001
Sodium chloride, potassium chloride, glucose, disodium hydrogen citrate  Unexpected increase in demand  Date of shortage: 
17th September 2021

Expected return date: 
1st November 2021
Last updated: 
30th September 2021
Dioralyte Citrus Powder for Oral Solution
(20 pack)

PA0540/098/002
Sodium chloride, potassium chloride, glucose, disodium hydrogen citrate
Unexpected increase in demand Date of shortage: 
17th September 2021

Expected return date: 
1st November 2021
Last updated: 
30th September 2021
Dioralyte Rebalance Citrus Powder for Oral Solution
(6 pack)

PA0540/194/002
Sodium chloride, potassium chloride, glucose, disodium hydrogen citrate
Unexpected increase in demand Date of shortage: 
17th September 2021

Expected return date: 
1st November 2021
Last updated: 
30th September 2021
Doxatan 4mg Tablets

PA0126/202/003 
Doxazosin  Manufacturing delay   Date of shortage: 
4th October 2021

Expected return date:
Week commencing 1st November 2021
Last updated: 
20th October 2021
Emerade 150mcg Solution in a Pre-Filled Pen

PA1696/009/001 
Adrenaline  Quality issue

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
30th September 2019

Expected return date:
Unknown at present 
Last updated:
18th December 2020

Alternatives are available 
Emerade 300mcg Solution in a Pre-Filled Pen

PA1696/009/002 
Adrenaline  Quality issue

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
30th September 2019

Expected return date:
Unknown at present 
Last updated:
18th December 2020

Alternatives are available 
Emerade 500mcg Solution in a Pre-Filled Pen

PA1696/009/003 
Adrenaline  Quality issue

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
30th September 2019

Expected return date:
Unknown at present 
Last updated:
18th December 2020

Alternatives are available 
Epanutin Infatabs 50mg Chewable Tablets

PA0822/011/005
Phenytoin Manufacturing delays

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage:
Early November 2019

Expected return date:
Unknown at present
Last updated:
4th June 2020
 
HCP Letter
Esomeprazole Ticerin 40mg Powder for Solution for Injection of Infusion

PA1852/002/001 
Esomeprazole  Unavailability of API  Date of shortage:
Early October 2020

Expected return date:
Late November 2021
Last updated:
12th October 2021
Ezetimibe Rowa 10mg Tablets

PA0074/074/001
Ezetimibe Awaiting information  Date of shortage: 
19th October 2021 

Expected return date: 
Late November 2021 
Last updated: 
21st October 2021
Ezetimibe Teva 10mg tablets

PA1986/012/001
Ezetimibe  Quality Issue  Date of shortage: 
18th October 2021 

Expected return date: 
13th December 2021
Last updated: 
4th October 2021
Ezetimibe 10mg tablets

PA0577/198/001
Ezetimibe
Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage: 
Late August 2021 

Expected return date: 
Early November 2021
Last updated: 
4th October 2021
Ezetimibe/Simvastatin Rowex 10mg/20mg Tablets

PA0711/262/001
Ezetimibe & simvastatin
Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage: 22nd July 2021

Expected return date: 
October 2021
Last updated: 
20th September 2021
Ezetimibe/Simvastatin Rowex 10mg/80mg Tablets

PA0711/262/003
Ezetimibe & simvastatin
Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage: 
22nd July 2021

Expected return date: 
End November 2021
Last updated: 
20th October 2021 
Ezetimibe/Simvastatin Teva Pharma 10mg/80mg Tablets

PA1986/067/003
Ezetimibe & simvastatin
API unavailability

(multiple countries impacted) 
Date of shortage: 
30th August 2021 

Expected return date: 
Awaiting update
Last updated: 
20th October 2021 
Ezetimibe/Simvastatin Clonmel 10mg/20mg Tablets

PA0126/281/002

Ezetimibe & simvastatin
Manufacturing delays   Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 20th September 2021

Expected return date: 
Unknown at present
Last updated: 
20th September 2021
Ezetimibe/Simvastatin Clonmel 10mg/80mg Tablets

PA0126/281/004
Ezetimibe & simvastatin
Manufacturing delays Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 20th September 2021

Expected return date:  
Unknown at present
Last updated: 
20th September 2021
Folinic Acid (as Calcium Folinate) 7.5mg/ml Solution for Injection

PA0822/198/002
Folinic Acid  Unexpected increase in demand Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 27th September 2021

Expected return date: 
Awaiting update
Last updated:
18th October 2021
Fomicyt 40mg/ml Powder for Solution for Infusion

PA1972/001/001
Fosfomycin sodium Regulatory issue  Date of Shortage: 
October 2021 

Expected return date: 
Unknown at present
Last updated: 
12th October 2021
Gentisone HC 0.3% w/v & 1.0% w/v Ear Drops, Suspension

PA1142/014/001
Gentamicin & Hydrocortisone Unavailability of API 

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage
23rd August 2021

Expected return date:
Late November 2021
Last updated: 
9th August 2021
Hydromorphone 20mg/ml Solution for Injection/Infusion

PA0549/030/001 
Hydromorphone  Manufacturing delays

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
Mid June 2020

Expected return date:
February 2022
Last updated:
18th October 2021
Hydromorphone 50mg/ml Solution for Injection/Infusion

PA0549/030/002 
Hydromorphone  Manufacturing delays

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
Mid August 2020

Expected return date:
February 2022
Last updated:
18th October 2021
Imodium Plus 2mg/125mg Tablets

PA0330/050/001
Loperamide & simeticone  Manufacturing delay  Date of shortage: 
11th October 2021 

Expected return date:
Week commencing 22nd November 2021
Last updated: 
20th October 2021
Innohep 10,000 IU/ml Solution for Injection

PA0046/060/002
Tinzaparin sodium
Unexpected increase in demand

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage: 
20th September 2021

Expected return date: 
Mid-November 2021
Last updated: 
23rd September 2021
Instanyl 50mcg Nasal Spray 

EU/1/09/531/010-013
Fentanyl  Quality issue 
(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage: 
1st August 2021 

Expected return date: 
February 2022
Last updated: 
20th August 2021
Instanyl 100mcg Nasal Spray 

EU/1/09/531/014-017
Fentanyl  Quality issue

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage: 
2nd April 2021

Expected return date: 
February 2022
Last updated
20th August 2021
Instanyl 200mcg Nasal Spray

EU/1/09/531/018-021
Fentanyl  Quality issue

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage
2nd April 2021

Expected return date: 
February 2022
Last updated:
20th August 2021
Invokana 300mg Film Coated Tablets

EU/1/13/884/005-008
Canagliflozin
Unexpected increase in demand  Date of shortage: 
18th October 2021

Expected return date: 
Early November 2021 
Last updated: 
12th October 2021
Letrozole 2.5mg Film Coated Tablets

PA2315/109/001
Letrozole  Awaiting information   Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 25th October 2021

Expected return date: 
End November 2021
Last updated: 
18th October 2021 
Letrozole 2.5mg Film Coated Tablets

PA0126/198/001
Letrozole  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage: 
22nd October 2021 

Expected return date: 
22nd December 2021
Last updated: 
18th October 2021
Letrozole Teva 2.5 mg Film Coated Tablets

PA0749/085/001
Letrozole  API unavailability 

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 9th August 2021

Expected return date: 
January 2021
Last updated: 
5th October 2021
Lispril Hydrochlorothiazide 20mg/12.5mg Tablet

PA0711/051/002 
Lisinopril & Hydrochlorothiazide  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage:
8th September 2020

Expected return date:
Week commencing 1st November 2021
Last updated:
20th October 2021
Losartan 50mg Tablet 

PA2315/059/002 
Losartan  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage:
25th September 2019

Expected return date:
Unknown at present 
Last updated:
13th April 2021
Losartan 100mg Tablet

PA2315/059/003 
Losartan  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage:
October 2019

Expected return date:
Unknown at present
Last updated:
13th April 2021
Losartan/Hydrochlorothiazide Teva 50mg/12.5mg Film-Coated Tablets

PA0749/026/001
Losartan & Hydrochlorothiazide
 Quality issue Date of shortage: Late October 2021  

Expected return date: 
March 2022
Last updated: 
22nd October 2021
Losartan/Hydrochlorothiazide Teva 100mg/25mg Film-Coated Tablets

PA0749/026/002
Losartan & Hydrochlorothiazide
Quality issue  Date of shortage: 
Late October 2021

Expected return date: 

March 2022
Last updated: 
22nd October 2021
Marcain 0.5% w/v with Adrenaline (Epinephrine, 5 micrograms per ml) (1:200,000) Solution for Injection

PA1691/025/002
Bupivacaine & adrenaline Manufacturing delay

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage: 
1st July 2021

Expected return date: 
Unknown at present 
Last updated: 
24th September  2021 
Mefac 250mg Capsule

PA0074/015/001 
Mefenamic acid  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage:
End of June 2019

Expected return date:
Unknown at present
Last updated:
23rd April 2021
 
Metaraminol 10mg/ml Solution for Injection or Infusion 

PA22893/001/001
Metaraminol  Awaiting update Date of shortage: 
Early April 2021 

Expected return date:
Awaiting update
Last updated: 
30th June 2021
Metformin Hydrochloride 500mg/5ml Oral Solution

PA23081/008/001
Metformin  Regulatory Issue Date of shortage
13th August 2021

Expected return date: 
Unknown at present
Last updated: 
10th August 2021
Mydrilate 1.0% w/v Eye Drops

PA22709/003/002
Cyclopentolate Manufacturing delay  Date of shortage:
Early September 2021

Expected return date: 
Mid-October 2021
Last updated: 
27th September 2021 
Naloxone Hydrochloride 400mcg/ml Solution for Injection or Infusion 

PA0073/111/002
Naloxone Manufacturing delay  Date of shortage: 
18th October 2021

Expected return date: 
3rd December 2021 
Last updated: 
19th October 2021
Nanocis 0.24mg Kit for Radiopharmaceutical Preparation

PA0677/006/001
Rhenium sulphide
Awaiting information  Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 20th September 2021 

Expected return date: 
Week commencing 8th November 2021
Last updated: 
1st October 2021
Odrik 2mg Hard Capsule

PA2010/005/003
Trandolapril
Manufacturing delays Date of shortage: 
5th October 2021

Expected return date: 
Late October 2021 
Last updated: 
28th September 2021
Oramox 125mg/5ml Powder for Oral Suspension

PA0298/019/001
Amoxicillin
Unexpected increase in demand  Date of shortage:
22nd October 2021 

Expected return date: 
Unknown at present 
Last updated: 
19th October 2021 
OxyContin 5mg Prolonged Release Tablets 

PA1688/005/001
 Oxycodone Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage: 
18th October 2021

Expected return date: 
Early November 2021
Last updated:
12th October 2021
OxyNorm Dispersa 5mg Orodispersible Tablets

PA1688/006/007
Oxycodone  Unexpected increase in demand  Date of shortage: 
5th October 2021 

Expected return date: 
4th November 2021
Last updated: 
18th October 2021
OxyNorm Dispersa 10mg Orodispersible Tablets

PA1688/006/008
Oxycodone Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage: 
18th October 2021

Expected return date:
Unknown at present 
 Last updated: 
12th October 2021
OxyNorm Dispersa 20mg Orodispersible Tablets

PA1688/006/009
Oxycodone Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage: 
26th October 2021 

Expected return date:
February 2022
Last updated: 
20th October 2021 
Palexia 4mg/ml Oral Solution

PA2242/012/010 
Tapentadol hydrochloride  Quality issue

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
15th February 2021

Expected return date:
Unknown at present 
Last updated: 
22nd February 2021
Paralief 500mg Tablets 

24 pack only

PA0126/020/001
Paracetamol API unavailability  Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 23rd August 2021

Expected return date: 
27th October 2021
Last updated: 
28th August 2021
Perinal Cutaneous Spray hydrocortisone 0.2% w/w / lidocaine hydrochloride monohydrate 1.0% w/w

PA0278/017/002
Hydrocortisone & Lidocaine Hydrochloride  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage:
February 2021

Expected return date:
January 2022
Last updated: 
8th April 2021
Qlaira Film Coated Tablets

PA1410/058/001
 Estradiol API unavailability  Date of shortage: 
Mid November 2021

Expected return date: 
Q2 2022
Last updated: 
7th October 2021

HCP letter
Questran 4g Powder for Oral Suspension

PA2239/005/001 
Colestyramine  Manufacturing delays

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
Mid June 2019

Expected return date:
January 2022
Last updated:
30th March 2021 
Rifater 50mg/300mg/120mg Tablets

PA0822/143/002
Isoniazid & Pyrazinamide & Rifampicin Quality issue

(multiple countries impacted)
Date of shortage: 
23rd July 2021

Expected return date: 
26th October 2021
Last updated:
18th October 2021

AMRIC guidance V3
Rosuvastatin 5mg Film Coated Tablets

PA2315/068/001
Rosuvastatin Quality issue  Date of shortage:
27th August 2021

Expected return date: 
Q2 2022
 Last updated: 
30th August 2021
Rosuvastatin 10mg Film Coated Tablets

PA2315/068/002
Rosuvastatin  Quality issue Date of shortage: 
27th August 2021 

Expected return date: 
Q2 2022 
Last updated: 
30th August 2021 
Rosuvastatin 20mg Film Coated Tablets

PA2315/068/003
Rosuvastatin   Distribution issue Date of shortage: 
18th October 2021 

Expected return date: 
Early January 2022 
Last updated: 
21st October 2021 
Rosuvastatin 40mg Film Coated Tablets

PA2315/068/004
Rosuvastatin   Distribution issue
Date of shortage: 
18th October 2021 

Expected return date: 
Early January 2022 
Last updated: 
21st October 2021 
Sevelamer Carbonate 800mg Film Coated Tablets

PA0577/205/001
Sevelamer  Manufacturing delays Date of shortage: 
Late October

Expected return date: 
Unknown at present  
Last updated: 
22nd October 2021
Sprilon 12.5% Zinc Oxide & 1.04% Dimethicone Cutaneous Spray Suspension

PA22906/001/001 
Zinc oxide & Dimethicone  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage:
October 2019

Expected return date:
Mid-December 2021
Last updated:
22nd October 2021
Stesolid Rectal Solution 5mg

PA2315/137/001
Diazepam  Manufacturing delays Date of shortage: 
Late August 2021

Expected return date: 
November 2021
Last updated: 
12th August 2021
Stesolid Rectal Solution 10mg

PA2315/137/002
 Diazepam Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage: 
Week commencing 19th July 2021. 

Expected return date: 
November 2021
Last updated: 
21st July 2021
Targin 20mg/10mg Prolonged Release Tablets

PA1688/010/001
Oxycodone & Naloxone  Shipping delays Date of shortage: 
27th September 2021 

Expected return date: 
28th October 2021
Last updated: 
22nd October 2021
Telmisartan Rowa 40mg Tablets

PA0074/078/002
Telmisartan  Unexpected increase in demand  Date of shortage: 
7th September 2021

Expected return date: 
Late November 2021
 Last updated: 
20th October 2021
Tevanate Once Weekly 70mg Tablets

PA0749/016/001
Alendronic acid API unavailability  Date of shortage: 
6th September 2021 

Expected return date: 
Late November 2021 
Last updated: 
23rd August 2021 
Tracrium 10 mg/ml, Solution for injection or infusion

(25ml ampoule)

PA1691/029/002
Atracurium  Unexpected increase in demand Date of shortage: 
24th September 2021 

Expected return date: 
20th November 2021 
Last updated: 
24th September 2021
Trandate 200mg Film Coated Tablet

PA1638/006/003 
Labetalol hydrochloride  Manufacturing delays

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
July 2019

Expected return date:
End October 2021
Last updated:
11th October 2021
TPN – various B. Braun products
Various  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage: 
4th October 2021

Expected return date: 
Unknown at present
Last updated: 
5th October 2021

HCP letter
Ultraproct 0.92mg/ + 0.95mg/g + 5mg/g Rectal Ointment

PA22650/004/001
Fluocortolone Pivalate; Fluocortolone caproate; Cinchocaine hydrochloride  Regulatory issue Date of shortage: 
Late September 2021

Expected return date: 
Late December 2021
Last updated: 
15th September 2021
Uniphyllin Continus 200mg Prolonged Release Tablets

PA1688/011/001

Date of shortage: 
20th October 2021 

Expected return date: 
Unknown at present

Anapen 300 micrograms in 0.3ml solution for injection in a pre-filled syringe

Cholera vaccine
Cholera vaccine


Contact us:

Medicinal Product Shortages Unit
Health Products Regulatory Authority 
Kevin O’Malley House
Earlsfort Terrace,
Dublin 2
Tel: +353 1 676 4971
Fax: +353 1 676 7836
shortages@hpra.ie