Medicinal Product Shortages - update - 15 May 2024

Notice type: Advisory

Date: 15/05/2024

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)

Abilify 7.5mg/ml Solution for Injection

EU/1/04/276/036

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Netherlands

B.V

Aripiprazole

Abstral 100 microgram Sublingual Tablets

PA2288/004/002

Kyowa Kirin Holdings B.V.

Fentanyl

Betnovate Ointment 0.1% w/w

(30g presentation)

PA1077/001/002

GlaxoSmithKline (Ireland) Limited

Betamethasone

Bisoprolol 2.5mg Film Coated Tablets

PA2315/194/001

Accord Healthcare Ireland Ltd.

Bisoprolol

Creon 25000 Gastro Resistant Capsules

PA23355/006/00

Viatris Healthcare Limited

Pancreas powder, lipase,

amylase & protease

 

Cozatan 50mg Film Coated Tablets

PA0126/167/001

Clonmel Healthcare Limited

Losartan

Erwinase 10 000 U powder for solution for injection/infusion

PA23208/001/001

Porton Biopharma Limited

Crisantaspase

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

Flucol 150mg Hard Capsules

PA0711/057/003

Rowex Ltd

Fluconazole

Mestinon 60mg Tablets

PA2010/052/001

Mylan IRE Healthcare Limited

Pyridostigmine

Ondansetron 2mg/ml Solution for Injection

(4ml ampoule)

PA1122/004/001

Noridem Enterprises Limited

Ondansetron

Testogel 50mg transdermal gel in sachet

PA1054/002/002

Laboratoires Besins International

Testosterone

 

Newly notified shortages 

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

Product

Active Ingredient(s)

Abiraterone Teva 500mg Film-Coated Tablets

PA1986/103/001

Teva B.V

Abiraterone

Aripiprazole Accord 30mg Tablets

EU/1/15/1045/020

Accord Healthcare S.L.U.

Aripiprazole

Burinex 1mg Tablets

PA22650/001/001

KARO PHARMA AB

Bumetanide

Cefotaxime 1g Powder for solution for injection or infusion

PA0281/223/002

Pinewood Laboratories Ltd

Cefotaxime

Finasteride 5mg Film Coated Tablets

PA2315/089/001

Accord Healthcare Ireland Ltd.

Finasteride

Furosemide 20mg in 2ml Solution for Injection

PA0073/059/004

Mercury Pharmaceuticals (Ireland) Ltd

Furosemide

Granpidam 20mg Film Coated Tablets

EU/1/16/1137/004

Accord Healthcare Ireland Ltd.

Sildenafil

Linezolid 600mg Film Coated Tablets

PA2315/104/001

Accord Healthcare Ireland Ltd.

Linezolid

Memantine Accord 10mg Film Coated Tablets

28 pack and 56 pack size

EU/1/13/880/017-018

Accord Healthcare S.L.U.

Memantine

Montelukast Paediatric 5mg Chewable Tablets

PA2315/110/002

Accord Healthcare Ireland Ltd

Montelukast

Mycophenolate Mofetil Accord 250 mg capsules

PA2315/064/001

Accord Healthcare Ireland Ltd.

Mycophenolate

Quetiapine 25mg Film Coated Tablets

PA2315/117/001

Accord Healthcare Ireland Ltd

Quetiapine

Rasagiline Accord 1mg Tablets

PA2315/174/001

Accord Healthcare Ireland Ltd

Rasagiline

Scheriproct 1.5mg/g + 5mg/g rectal ointment

PA22650/005/001

Karo Pharma AB

Prednisolone & cinchocaine

Spironolactone 100mg film-coated tablets

PA2315/119/003

Accord Healthcare Ireland Ltd.

Spironolactone

Sumatriptan 50mg Film Coated Tablets

PA2315/070/001

Accord Healthcare Ireland Ltd

Sumatriptan

Tymbrineb 300 mg/5ml Nebuliser Solution

PA0749/117/001

Teva Pharma B.V.

Tobramycin

Warfarin Teva 5mg Tablets

PA2050/001/006

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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