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 a Medicinal Product Shortage 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.
 

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) shortages

21st September 2020: HRT shortages have affected multiple countries over the past year and are not restricted to Ireland. While there are shortages of some specific brands, supply of other brands has recently resumed and alternative products are available to meet patient need. The shortages are due to manufacturing delays. The HPRA continues to be in frequent contact with the suppliers to maintain efforts to expediate re-supply as soon as possible. The HPRA will be updated as additional information is made available.

 

If a patient has any concerns about their medicine, the HPRA advises that they should discuss their treatment a doctor or pharmacist.


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

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

PA2288/004/002 
Fentanyl  Qulaity issue

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

Expecetd return date:
End of November 2020
Last updated:
19th October 2020 
Abstral 200mcg Sublingual Tablet

PA2288/004/003
Fentanyl  Quality issue

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

Expected return date:
End of November 2020
Last updated:
19th October 2020 
Abstral 300mcg Sublingual Tablet

PA2288/004/004 
Fentanyl  Quality issue

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

Expected return date:
End of November 2020
Last updated:
19th October 2020 
Abstral 400mcg Sublingual Tablet

PA2288/004/005 
Fentanyl  Quality issue

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

Expected return date:
End of November 2020
Last updated:
19th October 2020 
Abstral 600mcg Sublingual Tablet

PA2288/004/006 
Fentanyl  Quality issue

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

Expected return date:
End of November 2020
Last updated:
19th October 2020 
Abstral 800mcg Sublingual Tablet

PA2288/004/007 
Fentanyl  Quality issue

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

Expected return date:
End of November 2020
Last updated:
19th October 2020 
Adalat LA 20mg Prolonged Release Tablet

PA1410/025/005
Nifedipine  Manufacturing delays

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage:
November 2017
 
Expected return date:
Not before 2021
Last updated:
29th November 2019
 
Adalat LA 30mg Prolonged Release Tablet

PA1410/025/006
Nifedipine  Manufacturing delays

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage:
24th June 2018

Expected return date:
Not before 2021
Last updated:
29th November 2019 
 
Adalat LA 60mg Prolonged Release Tablet

PA1410/025/007 
Nifedipine Manufacturing delays

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage:
September 2018

Expected return date:
Not before 2021
Last updated:
29th November 2019
 
Aldactone 100mg Film Coated Tablet

PA0822/110/003 
Spironolactone  Manufactuirng delays  Date of shortage:
Week commencing 19th October 2020

Expected return date:
Week commencing 9th December 2020 
Last updated:
20th Ocotber 2020 
Amisulpride 50mg Tablet

PA0577/182/001 
Amisulpride  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage:
July 2019

Expected return date:
Awaiting update
Last updated:
13th October 2020 
Anapen 150mcg Solution for Injection in Pre-filled Syringe

PA22580/001/001 
Epinephrine  Manufacturing delays

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

Expected return date:
Week commencing 19th October 2020 
Last updated:
19th October 2020 
Anastrazole 1mg Film Caoted Tablet

PA0749/028/001 
Anastrazole  Unavailability of API

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
Week commencing 12th October 2020

Expected return date:
January 2021 
Last updated:
29th September 2020 
Ancotil 2.5mg/250ml Solution for Infusion

PA2010/048/001 
Flucytosine  Manufacturing delays
 
(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage:
17th September 2020

Expected return date:
Unknown at present 
Last updated:
21st September 2020 
Anusol Cream

PA22647/001/001 
Bismuth oxide; Balsam Peru & Zinc Oxide  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage:
October 2020

Expected return date:
Mid December 2020 
Last updated:
20th October 2020 
Anusol HC 2.8mg Suppository

PA22647/002/002 
Hydrocortisone; Benzyl benzoate; Bismuth subgallate; Bismuth oxide; Balsam Peru & Zinc Oxide   Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage:
October 2020

Expected return date:
Mid December 2020 
Last updated:
20th October 2020 
Anusol HC Ointment

PA22647/002/001 
Hydrocortisone; Benzyl benzoate; Bismuth subgallate; Bismuth oxide; Balsam Peru & Zinc Oxide  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage:
October 2020

Expected return date:
Mid December 2020
 
Last updated:
20th October 2020 
Anusol Ointment

PA22647/001/002 
Bismuth oxide, Balsam Peru & Zinc Oxide  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage:
October 2020

Expected return date:
Mid December 2020 
Last updated:
20th October 2020 
Anusol Suppository

PA22647/001/003 
Bismuth oxide; Balsam Peru & Zinc Oxide  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage:
October 2020

Expected return date:
Mid December 2020 
Last updated:
20th October 2020 
Areloger 15mg Film Coated Tablet

PA0577/057/002 
Meloxicam  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage:
Early August 2019

Expected return date:
Awaiting update
Last updated:
13th October 2020 
Aripiprazole 30mg Tablet

PA1986/019/004 
Aripiprazole  Manufacturing delays

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

Expected return date:
March 2021
Last updated:
12th August 2020 
Atecor CT 50mg/12.5mg Tablet

PA0711/020/001
Chlortalidone & Atenolol  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage:
Early July 2020

Expected return date:
Mid November 2020 
Last updated:
7th October 2020 
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:
25th September 2020 

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:
2021
Last updated:
20th August 2020
Buplex Rx 400mg Tablet

(100 pack size only)

PA1380/088/002 
Ibuprofen  API on allocation  Date of shortage:
Mid September 2020

Expected return date:
End of November 2020 
Last updated:
23rd October 2020 
Burinex 1mg Tablet

PA22650/001/001
Bumetanide  Manufacturing delays

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
15th October 2020

Expected return date:
Week commencing 30th November 2020 
Last updated:
22nd October 2020 
Centyl K 2.5mg + 573mg Tablet

PA22650/002/002 
Bendroflumethiazide & Potassium hydrochloride  Unepxected Increase in demand  Date of shortage:
6th August 2020

Expected return date:
End of October 2020 
Last updated:
5th August 2020 
Ciprofloxacin Teva 250mg Film Coated Tablet


PA0749/031/002 
Ciprofloxacin  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage:
Early September 2019

Expected return date:
December 2020
Last updated:
24th September 2020
Co-Amoxiclav 1000mg/200mg Powder for solution for injection/infusion

PA1339/005/002
Amoxicillin & clavalunic acid Unexpected increased demand Date of shortage:
5th February 2020

Expected return date:
December 2020
Last updated:
14th October 2020 
Creon 10000 Gastro-Resistant Capsule

PA2010/008/001 
Pancreatin  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage:
9th October 2020

Expected return date:
Week commencing 26th October 2020 
Last updated:
23rd October 2020 
Deslor 0.5mg/ml Oral Solution

PA0711/202/002 
Desloratidine  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage:
Mid June 2020

Expected return date:
Mid November 2020
Last updated:
27th October 2020 
Desmospray Desmopressin Nasal Spray

PA1009/005/001 
Desmopressin  Quality issue

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

Expected return date:
Unknown at present 
Last updated:
23rd July 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:
17th July 2020 
Differin Cream 0.1%

PA22743/005/001 
Adapalene  Manufacturing delays 

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage:
12th October 2020

Expected return date:
Early January 2021 
Last updated:
22nd October 2020 
Differin Gel 0.1%

PA22743/005/002 
Adapalene  Manufacturing delays

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
12th October 2020

Expected return date:
Early January 2021 
Last updated:
22nd October 2020 
Diltam 90mg Prolonged Release Tablet

PA0711/004/002 
Diltiazem hydrochloride  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage:
20th October 2020

Expected return date:
Unknown at present 
Last updated:
27th October 2020 
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:
30th September 2019

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:
30th September 2019

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:
30th September 2019

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
Erythrocin 500mg Tablet

PA1142/008/003 
Erythrocin  Manufacturing delays

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
End of February 2020

Expected return date:
Awaiting update
Last updated:
8th October 2020 
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:
Unknown at present 
Last updated:
29th September 2020 
Estradot 50mcg/day Transdermal Patch

PA0896/010/002 
Estradiol  Manufacturing delays

(multiple countries affected)
 
Date of shortage:
2nd September 2020

Expected return date:
Mid December 2020 
Last updated:
6th October 2020 

MMP Guidance for Prescribers
Estradot 75mcg/day Transdermal Patch

PA0896/010/003 
Estradiol  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage:
2nd September 2020

Expected return date:
Mid November 2020 
Last updated:
6th October 2020 

MMP Guidance for Prescribers
Estradot 100mcg/day Transdermal Patch

PA0896/010/004 
Estradiol  Manufacturing delays

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

Expected return date:
Mid November 2020 
Last updated:
6th October 2020
                         
MMP Guidance for Prescribers
Ezetimibe Teva 10mg Tablet

PA1986/012/001 
Ezetimibe  Manufacturing delays

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
24th September 2020

Expected return date:
December 2020 
Last updated:
24th September 2020 
Flixotide 0.5mg/2ml Nebules

PA1077/044/016 
Fluticasone  Manufacturing delays

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
13th May 2020

Expected return date:
By the end of 2020 
Last updated:
12th October 2020 
Foznol 750mg Chewable Tablet

PA1575/002/003 
Ianthanum carbonate hydrate  Manufacturing delays

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
12th June 2020

Expected return date:
Awaiting update
Last updated:
28th September 2020 
Foznol 1000mg Chewable Tablet

PA1575/002/004 
Ianthanum carbonate hydrate  Manufacturing delays

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
12th June 2020

Expected return date:
Awaiting update
Last updated:
28th September 2020 
Gamanil 70mg Film Coated Tablet

PA1884/001/001 
Lofepramine  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage:
September 2020

Expected return date:
Awaiting update 
Last updated:
21st September 2020 
Gaviscon Advance Oral Suspension

PA0979/015/001 
Sodium alginate & Potassium hydrogen carbonate  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage:
June 2020

Expected return date:
Awaiting update 
Last updated:
21st September 2020 
Gentamicin 40 mg/ml Injection, vials

PA0822/203/001
Gentamicin
Manufacturing delays

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage:
9th December 2019

Expected return date:
Unknown at present
Last updated:
28th August 2020
Gerozac 20mg Capsule

PA0577/200/001 
Fluoxetine  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage:
Early December 2019

Expected return date:
Awaiting update
Last updated:
13th October 2020 
Gerozac 60mg Capsule

PA0577/071/001 
Fluoxetine  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage:
Early December 2020

Expected return date:
Awaiting update
Last updated:
13th October 2020 
Glycopyrronium bromide & Neostigmine Metisulfate 0.5mg/2.5ml Solution for Injection

PA0857/002/001
Glycopyrronium & Neostigmine  Manufacturing delays

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

Expected return date:
January 2021 
Last updated:
16th October 2020 
HBVAXPRO 5mcg Suspension for Injection

EU/1/01/183/004 
Hepatitis B  Manufacturing delays

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
September 2020

Expected return date:
Unknown at present 
Last updated:
23rd September 2020 
HBVAXPRO 40mcg Suspension for Injection

EU/1/01/183/015 
Hepatitis B  Manufacturing delays

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
12th November 2019

Expected return date:
End of 2020 
Last updated:
13th November 2019 
Hyaluronidase 1500IU Powder for Solution for Injection or Infusion

PA1339/011/001 
Hyaluronidase  Unavailability of API

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

Expected return date:
End of November 2020 
Last updated:
12th October 2020 
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:
November 2020 
Last updated:
25th August 2020 
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:
November 2020 
Last updated:
25th August 2020 
Hypovase 1mg Tablet

PA0822/195/002 
Prazosin hydrochloride  Manufacturing delay 

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

Expected return date:
Unknown at present
Last updated:
25th September 2020
Hytrin 2mg Tablet

PA1142/005/002 
Terazosin  Manufacturing delay 

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

Expected return date:
Unknown at present
Last updated:
9th October 2020 
Imuran 50mg Film Coated Tablet

PA1691/003/003
Azatioprine  Unexpected increase in demand  Date of shortage:
7th September 2020

Expected return date:
6th November 2020 
Last updated:
5th October 2020 
Inspra 50mg Film Coated Tablet

PA0822/020/002 
Eplerenone  Manufacturing delays

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage:
End of May 2020

Expected return date:
Week commencing 2nd November 2020 
Last updated:
9th October 2020 
Irprestan 150mg Film Coated Tablet

PA1380/021/002 
Irprestan  Active substance impurity

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
February 2019

Expected return date:
October 2020
Last updated:
3rd July 2019 
Kemadrin 5mg Tablet

PA1691/005/001 
Procyclidine  Manufacturing delay

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

Expected return date:
Mid December 2020 
Last updated:
26th August 2020 
Lercanidipine Mylan 10mg Tablet

PA0577/155/001
Lercanidipine  Unexpected increase in demand  Date of shortage:
Early November 2019

Expected return date:
October 2020 
Last updated:
21st January 2020 
Lercanidipine Mylan 20mg Tablet

PA0577/155/002 
Lercanidipine  Unexpected increase in demand  Date of shortage:
Early November 2019

Expected return date:
October 2020 
Last updated:
21st January 2020
Lipantil 145mg Film Coated Tablet

PA2010/015/003 
Fenofibrate  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage:
24th June 2020

Expected return date:
Mid October 2020
Last updated:
9th September 2020 
Lispril Hydrochlorothiazide 10mg/12.5mg Tablet

PA0711/051/001 
Lisinopril & Hydrochlorothiazide  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage:
22nd July 2020

Expected return date:
February 2021
Last updated:
7th October 2020 
Lispril Hydrochlorothiazide 20mg/12.5mg Tablet

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

Expected return date:
April 2021
Last updated:
29th September 2020 
Losartan 50mg Tablet 

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

Expected return date:
April 2021 
Last updated:
22nd April 2020
Losartan 100mg Tablet

PA0749/090/004 
Losartan  Unavailability of API

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

Expected return date:
February 2021
Last updated:
15th October 2020 
Losartan 100mg Tablet

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

Expected return date:
April 2021
Last updated:
22nd April 2020 
Losartan Hydrochlorothiazide 50mg/12.5mg Tablet

PA0749/026/001 
Losartan & Hydrochlorothiazide  Unavailability of API

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
24th November 2019

Expected return date:
Early November 2020
Last updated:
23rd October 2020 
Mefac 250mg Capsule

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

Expected return date:
Q1 2021
Last updated:
29th April 2020
 
Minulet 75mcg/30mcg Film Coated Tablet

PA0822/093/001 
Ethinyloestradiol & Gestrone  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage:
Week commencing 5th October 2020

Expected return date:
Early November 2020 
Last updated:
30th September 2020 
Morphine Sulphate Injection BP 30mg/ml Solution for Injection

PA0361/004/005 
Morphine Sulphate  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage:
October 2018

Expected return date:
End of November 2020
Last updated:
14th October 2020 
Muse 250mcg Urethral Stick

PA2010/028/002
Alprostadil  Manufacturing delays

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
Mid March 2019
 
Expected return date:
Awaiting update
Last updated:
13th October 2020
Nexium Control 20mg Tablet

(7 pack and 14 pack only)

EU/1/13/860/001-002 
Esomeprazole  Manufcaturing delays  Date of shortage:
20th October 2020

Expected return date:
Early November 2020 
Last updated:
20th October 2020 
Octreotide 100mcg/ml Solution for Injection

PA0822/218/002 
Octreotide  Manufacturing delays

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
17th August 2020

Expected return date:
February 2021 
Last updated:
13th August 2020 
Parox 10mg Film Coated Tablet

PA0711/052/003 
Paroxetine  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage:
6th October 2020

Expected return date:
Week commencing 2nd November 2020 
Last updated:
27th October 2020 
Perdamel 0.5mg Film Coated Tablet

PA0126/169/002 
Risperidone  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage:
20th January 2020

Expected return date:
End of September 2020
Last updated:
25th September 2020 
Piperacillin with Tazobactam 2.25g Powder for Solution for Injection

PA1339/001/001 
Piperacillin sodium & Tazobactam sodium Manufacturing delays

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage:
January 2018

Expected return date:
Unknown at present
Last updated:
12th July 2019
Piperacillin with Tazobactam 4.5g Powder for Solution for Injection

PA1339/001/002 
Piperacillin sodium & Tazobactam sodium Manufacturing delays

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage:
January 2018

Expected return date:
Unknown at present
Last updated:
12th July 2019
Pipercin 4g/0.5g Powder for Solution for Infusion

PA0126/180/002
Pipercillin & Tazobactam  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage:
Early August 2020

Expected return date:
December 2020 
Last updated:
17th August 2020 
Pneumovax 23 Solution for Injection in Pre-filled Syringe

PA1286/055/002 
Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vacine  Unexpected increase in demand

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage:
16th March 2020

Expected return date:
September 2021
Last updated:
24th September 2020 
Propafenone hydrochloride 150mg Tablet

PA2315/116/001
Propafenone hydrochloride  Manufacturing delays

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
End of July 2020

Expected return date:
End of 2021 
Last updated:
12th August 2020

HCP Letter 
Propafenone hydrochloride 300mg Tablet

PA2315/116/002 
Propafenone hydrochloride  Manufacturing delays

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
End of July 2020

Expected return date:
End of 2021 
Last updated:
12th August 2020 

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:
Q1 2021 
Last updated:
22nd April 2020 
Rifidin 150mg Capsule

PA0540/066/001 
Rifampicin  Unexpected increase in demand & Manufacturing delays

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
End of September 2020

Expected return date:
Unknown at present 
Last updated:
30th September 2020 
Rifinah 300mg/150mg Tablet

PA0540/068/001 
Rifampicin & Isoniazid  Manufacturing delays

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
6th October 2020

Expected return date:
10th November 2020 
Last updated:
27th October 2020 
Scheriproct 1mg + 1mg Suppository

PA1025/011/002
Prednisolone & Cinchocaine Manufacturing delays
 
(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage:
13th July 2020

Expected return date:
10th November 2020
Last updated:
20th October 2020
Scheriproct Ointment

PA0125/028/001 
Prednisolone & Cinchocaine  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage:
10th September 2020

Expected return date:
Week commencing 26th October 2020
Last updated:
20th October 2020 
Seretral 50mg Film Coated Tablet

PA0749/023/001 
Sertraline  API on allocation

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

Expected return date:
December 2020 
Last updated:
8th October 2020 
Serlan 50mg Film Coated Tablet

PA0711/065/001 
Sertraline  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage:
20th October 2020

Expected return date:
18th November 2020
Last updated:
28th October 2020 
Sofradex Ear/Eye Drops

PA0540/070/002 
Framycetin, Gramicidin & Dexamethasone  Manufacturing delays

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

Expected return date:
Unknown at present
Last updated:
10th March 2020 
Spectrila 10,000IU Powder and Solvent for Solution for Injection/Infusion

EU/1/15/1072/001-002 
Recombinant L-asparaginase  Manufacturing delays

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

Expected return date:
Awaiting update 
Last updated:
23rd October 2020 
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:
24th September 2020 
Tambocor 50mg Tablet

PA2010/026/002 
Flecainide acetate  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage:
14th October 2020

Expected return date:
Late November 2020 
Last updated:
20th October 2020 
Tefin 75mg Suppositories

PA1684/001/001 
Ibuprofen  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage:
August 2019

Expected return date:
Awaiting update
Last updated:
16th October 2020
Tefin 150mg Suppositories

PA1684/001/002 
Ibuprofen  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage:
August 2019

Expected return date:
Awaiting update
Last updated:
16th October 2020 
Tipol 250mg Suppository

PA1684/002/003 
Paracetamol  Manufactuirng delays  Date of shortage:
Early April 2020

Expected return date: 
Awaiting update 
Last updated:
16th October 2020 
Tipol 500mg Suppository

PA1684/002/004 
Paracetamol  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage:
Early April 2020

Expected return date:
Awaiting update 
Last updated:
16th October 2020 
Trandate 100mg Film Coated Tablet

PA1638/006/002 
Labetalol hydrochloride  Manufacturing delays

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
July 2019

Expected return date:
November 2020
Last updated:
15th October 2020 
Trandate 200mg Film Coated Tablet

PA1638/006/003 
Labetalol hydrochloride  Manufacturing delays

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
July 2019

Expected return date:
November 2020
Last updated:
15th October 2020
Ranitic 75mg Film Coated Tablet

PA0711/024/004 
Ranitidine  Active substance impurity

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
23rd September 2019

Expected return date:
Unknown at present 
Last updated:
22nd October 2019

MMP Guidance for Prescribers
             
AHDMP Guidance for Prescribers
Ranitic 150mg Film Coated Tablet

PA0711/024/001 
Ranitidine  Active substance impurity

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
23rd September 2019

Expected return date:
Unknown at present 
Last updated:
22nd October 2019

MMP Guidance for Prescribers

AHDMP Guidance for Prescribers
 
Ranitic 300mg Film Coated Tablet

PA0711/024/002 
Ranitidine  Active substance impurity

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
23rd September 2019

Expected return date:
Unknown at present 
Last updated:
22nd October 2019

MMP Guidance for Prescribers
 
AHDMP Guidance for Prescribers
Ranitidine 150mg/10ml Oral Solution

PA22741/009/001 
Ranitidine  Active substance impurity

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
23rd September 2019

Expected return date:
Unknown at present 
Last updated:
22nd October 2019

MMP Guidance for Prescribers
 
AHDMP Guidance for Prescribers
Valsartan Actavis 40mg Film Coated Tablet 

PA1380/022/001
Valsartan Active substance impurity

(multiple countries affected)
                        
Date of shortage:
July 2018

Expected return date:
Awaiting update
Last updated: 
11th September 2020
Valsartan Actavis 80mg Film Coated Tablet

PA1380/022/002
     
Valsartan Active substance impurity

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage:
July 2018

Expected return date:
Awaiting update
Last updated:
11th September 2020
Valsartan Actavis 160mg Film Coated Tablet 

PA1380/022/003
Valsartan Active substance impurity

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage:
July 2018

Expected return date:
Awaiting update
 
Last updated:
11th September 2020
Valsartan Teva 80mg Film Coated Tablet

PA0749/084/002 
Valsartan Unexpected increase in demand

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage:
July 2018

Expected return date:
December 2020
Last updated:
17th July 2020
Valsartan Teva 160mg Film coated Tablet

PA0749/084/003 
Valsartan  Unexpected increase in demand

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage:
Awaiting update

Expected return date:
December 2020
Last updated:
17th July 2020
Valsartan / Hydrochlorothiazide 160mg/ 25mg Film Coated Tablet

PA2315/181/003 
Valsartan & Hydrochlorothiazide Active substance impurity

(multiple countries affected)
Date of shortage:
July 2018

Expected return date:
Awaiting update
Last updated: 
21st February 2020
Vatan 40mg Film Coated Tablet

PA0711/183/001
Valsartan  Active substance impurity

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
July 2018

Expected return date:
Awaiting update
Last updated:
11th September 2020
Vatan 80mg Film Coated Tablets

PA0711/183/002 
Valsartan  Active Substance Impurity

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
July 2018

Expected return date:
Awaiting update
Last updated:
11th September 2020
Vatan 160mg Film Coated Tablets

PA0711/183/003 
Valsartan Active Substance impurity

(multiple countries affected) 
 
Date of shortage:
July 2018

Expected return date:
Awaiting update
Last updated:
11th September 2020 
Vedixal XL 150mg Prolonged Release Capsule

PA1445/016/002 
Venlafaxine  Manufacturing delay  Date of shortage:
12th August 2020

Expected return date:
October 2020
Last updated:
17th September 2020 
Veramil 120mg Film Coated Tablet

PA1327/008/003 
Verapamil  Unexpected increase in demand  Date of shortage:
Early October 2020

Expected return date:
End of October 2020 
Last updated:
19th October 2020 
Verap 120mg Prolonged Release Tablet

PA0711/016/004 
Verapamil  Manufacturing delays  Date of shortage:
Mid February 2020

Expected return date:
1st January 2021
Last updated:
27th October 2020 
Visudyne 15mg Powder for Solution for Infusion

EU/1/00/140/001
Vertiporfin  Manufacturing delays

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
End of July 2020

Expected return date:
Week commenicng 26th October 2020
Last updated:
27th October 2020

HCP Letter
 
Yasmin 0.03mg/3mg Film Coated Tablet

PA1410/023/001 
Ethinylestradiol & Drospirenone  Manufacturing delays

(multiple countries affected) 
Date of shortage:
Week commencing 12th October 2020

Expected return date:
Week commencing 9th November 2020 
Last updated:
5th October 2020 
Yasminelle 0.2mg/3mg Film Coated Tablet

PA1410/024/001 
Ethinylestradiol & Drospirenone  Manufacturing delays

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

Expected return date:
November 2020 
Last updated:
26th August 2020 
Yaz 0.02mg/3mg Film Coated Tablet

PA1410/056/001 
Ethinylestradiol & Drospirenone  Manufacturing delays

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

Expected return date:
March 2021 
Last updated:
13th August 2020 
Zoely 2.5mg/1.5mg Film Coated Tablet 

EU/1/11/690/001
Nomegestrol acetate & Esradiol  Unavailability of API

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

Expected return date:
End of 2020
Last updated:
27th January 2020
 
HCP Letter
Zyban 150mg Prolonged Release Tablet

PA1077/017/001 
Bupropion hydrochloride  Unavailability of API

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

Expected return date:
December 2020 
Last updated:
13th August 2020 

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




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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