Medicinal Product Shortages - update - 01 May 2024

Notice type: Advisory

Date: 01/05/2024

This is the HPRA’s latest weekly update on medicines shortages. We publish this information each week to keep patients and healthcare professionals informed of current and resolved shortages.

We recognise that medicine shortages can be challenging for those who rely on medicines for their health and well-being. It is the case that for many medicines supplied in Ireland, there is more than one strength, form, pack size or brand available from different suppliers.

Your doctor or pharmacist will often be able to supply an alternative strength, form or product to ensure continuity of treatment if the medicine you have been taking is unavailable.

Resolved shortages

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

Product

Active Ingredient(s)

Chloromycetin 0.5% w/v Redidrops Eye Drops

PA1142/021/001

Amdipharm Limited

Chloramphenicol

Claforan Powder for Solution for Injection 1g

PA1142/041/001

Amdipharm Limited

Cefotaxime

Dozept 5mg Film Coated Tablets

PA0711/141/001

Rowex Ltd

Donepezil

Dupixent 300mg Solution for injection

EU/1/17/1229/006

Sanofi Winthrop Industrie

Dupilumab

Equasym XL 10mg Modified Release Hard Capsules

PA23211/001/001

Takeda Pharmaceuticals International AG Ireland Branch

Methylphenidate

Intuniv 3mg Prolonged Release Tablets

EU/1/15/1040/006

Takeda Pharmaceuticals International AG Ireland Branch

Guanfacine

Intuniv 4mg Prolonged Release Tablets

EU/1/15/1040/008

Takeda Pharmaceuticals International AG Ireland Branch

Guanfacine

Konakion MM Paediatric Ampoules 2 mg/ 0.2 ml oral solution or solution for injection

PA2239/002/002

CHEPLAPHARM Arzneimittel GmbH

Phytomenadione

Letrozole Teva 2.5mg Film Coated Tablets

PA0749/085/001

Teva Pharma B.V.

Letrozole

Lispril-Hydrochlorothiazide 10mg/12.5mg Tablets

PA0711/051/001

Rowex Ltd

Lisinopril & hydrochlorothiazide

Lispril-Hydrochlorothiazide 20mg/12.5mg Tablets

PA0711/051/002

Rowex Ltd

Lisinopril & hydrochlorothiazide

Mirtazapine 15mg Film Coated Tablets

PA2315/072/001

Accord Healthcare Ireland Ltd.

Mirtazapine

Mirtazapine 45mg Film Coated Tablets

PA2315/072/003

Accord Healthcare Ireland Ltd.

Mirtazapine

Sitagliptin/Metformin hydrochloride Rowa 50mg/85 mg Film Coated Tablets

PA0074/090/001

Rowa Pharmaceuticals Limited

Sitagliptin &

metformin

Valoid 50mg Tablets

PA1142/001/002

Amdipharm Limited

Cyclizine

Zinnat 500mg Film Coated Tablets

PA23311/003/004

Sandoz Pharmaceuticals d.d.

Cefuroxime

Zolmitriptan 2.5mg Orodispersible Tablets

PA2315/232/001

Accord Healthcare Ireland Ltd.

Zolmitriptan

Newly notified shortages

The HPRA has been notified of a shortage of the following products:

Product

Active Ingredient(s)

Adcortyl Intra-articular/Intradermal Injection 10 mg/ml, Suspension for Injection, 5ml

PA0002/018/003

Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceuticals UC

Triamcinolone

Aripiprazole Teva 30mg Tablets

PA1986/019/004

Teva B.V.

Aripiprazole

Cymevene 500mg powder for concentrate for solution for infusion

PA2239/003/001

CHEPLAPHARM Arzneimittel GmbH

Ganciclovir

Ezetimibe/Simvastatin Teva Pharma

10mg/80mg Tablets

PA1986/067/003

Teva B.V

Ezetimibe & simvastatin

Flucol 150mg Hard Capsules

PA0711/057/003

Rowex Ltd

Fluconazole

Flucol 200mg Hard Capsules

PA0711/057/004

Rowex Ltd

Fluconazole

Hypnovel 10mg/2ml Solution for Injection

PA2239/007/001

CHEPLAPHARM Arzneimittel GmbH

Midazolam

Mirap 30mg Film Coated Tablets

PA0711/062/002

Rowex Ltd

Mirtazapine

Mometasone 50 microgram/dose, Nasal spray, Suspension

PA0711/196/001

Rowex Ltd

Mometasone

Propess 10mg Vaginal Delivery System

PA1009/029/001

Ferring Ireland Ltd

Dinoprostone

Ritalin LA 40mg Prolonged Release Capsules

PA1972/002/004

InfectoPharm Arzneimittel und Consilium GmbH

Methylphenidate

Salamol Steri-Neb 2.5mg/2.5ml Nebuliser Solution

PA1986/086/001

Teva B.V.

Salbutamol

Ultiva 1mg Powder for Concentrate for Solution for Infusion

PA1691/032/001

Aspen Pharma Trading Limited

Remifentanil

Ultiva 2mg Powder for Concentrate for Solution for Infusion

PA1691/032/002

Aspen Pharma Trading Limited

Remifentanil

Please see the shortages section of the HPRA website for further information

The HPRA sends weekly updates concerning medicinal product shortages. However, the above webpage will be updated as new information is provided to the HPRA.



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