Medicinal Product Shortages - update - 08 May 2024

Notice type: Advisory

Date: 08/05/2024

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)

Co-amoxiclav 1000mg/200mg powder for solution for injection/infusion

PA2059/026/001

Fresenius Kabi Deutschland GmbH

Amoxicillin &

clavulanic acid

Cyklokapron 100 mg/ml solution for injection/infusion

PA2010/055/001

Mylan IRE Healthcare Limited

Tranexamic acid

Donepezil Teva 5mg Film Coated

Tablets

PA0749/194/001

Teva Pharma B.V.

Donepezil

Megace 160mg Tablets

PA1696/002/001

PharmaSwiss Ceska republika s.r.o.

Megrestol

Megace 40mg/ml Oral Suspension

PA22698/024/001

Bausch Health Ireland Limited

Megrestol 

Mysoline 250mg Tablets

PA1777/001/001

Laboratoires SERB

Primidone

Sildenafil Accord 100mg Film Coated Tablets

PA2315/069/003

Accord Healthcare Ireland Ltd.

Sildenafil

Telmisartan Rowa 40mg Tablets

PA0074/078/002

Rowa Pharmaceuticals Limited

Telmisartan

 

Newly notified shortages

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

Product

Active Ingredient(s)

Azyter 15mg/g eye drops, solution, in single-dose container

PA1107/004/001

Laboratoires Thea

Azithromycin

Clarithromycin Teva 250mg Film Coated Tablets

PA0749/148/001

Teva B.V

Clarithromycin

Creon 10000 Gastro Resistant Capsules

PA23355/006/001

Viatris Healthcare Limited

Pancreas powder

Famotidine Clonmel 20mg Film Coated Tablets

PA0126/344/001

Clonmel Healthcare Ltd

Famotidine

Famotidine Clonmel 40mg Film Coated Tablets

PA0126/344/002

Clonmel Healthcare Ltd

Famotidine

Folinic acid (as calcium folinate) 10mg/ml Solution for Injection or Infusion

 

PA2059/001/001

Fresenius Kabi Deutschland GmbH

Folinic acid

Ritalin LA 20mg prolonged-release capsules

PA1972/002/002

InfectoPharm Arzneimittel und Consilium GmbH

Methylphenidate

Warfarin Teva 1mg Tablets

PA2050/001/002

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Europe B.V.

Warfarin

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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