Medicinal Product Shortages - update - 2 November 2022

Notice type: Advisory

Date: 02/11/2022


Further Information:

 The Health Products Regulatory Authority has been notified of a shortage of the following products:

  • Bactroban 2%w/w Ointment - PA1077/094/001
  • Keflex 250mg Hard Capsules - PA1226/002/001
  • Nipent 10mg Powder for Solution for Injection, Powder for Solution for Infusion - PA0822/228/001
  • Normacol 62% w/w Granules - PA1336/008/001
  • Normacol Plus Granules Sterculia 62% w/w Frangula 8% w/w - PA1336/008/001
  • Prednesol 5mg Tablets - PA1113/001/001
  • Roaccutane 10mg Soft Capsules - PA2307/007/001
  • Saflutan 15mcg/ml Eye Drops - PA0879/008/001
  • Teicoplanin 400mg Powder and Solvent for Solution for Injection/Infusion or Oral Solution - PA1122/009/002
  • Xarelto 10mg Film Coated Tablets - EU/1/08/472/007
  • Xeljanz 5mg Film Coated Tablets - EU/1/17/1178/003


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

  • Caverject 10mcg Powder and Solvent for Solution for Injection - PA0822/115/002
  • Easofen 200mg Film Coated Tablets - PA0126/060/001
  • Gemcitabine Actavis 40mg/ml Concentrate for Solution for Infusion (25ml vial) - PA1380/182/001
  • Exelon 9.5mg/24 hours Transdermal Patch - EU/1/98/066/040
  • Marcain 0.25% w/v with Adrenaline (Epinephrine, 5 micrograms per ml) (1:200,000) Solution for Injection - PA1691/025/001
  • Melfen 200mg Film Coated Tablets - PA0126/012/001
  • Melfen 400mg Film Coated Tablets - PA0126/012/002
  • Minims Povidone Iodine 5% w/v Eye Drops - PA22698/015/001
  • Minocin SA 100mg Modified Release Capsules - PA2010/060/001
  • Suboxone 2mg/0.5mg Sublingual Tablets - EU/1/06/359/002
  • Suboxone 8mg/2mg Sublingual Tablets - EU/1/06/359/004


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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