Medicinal Product Shortages - update - 22 May 2024

Notice type: Advisory

Date: 23/05/2024

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)

Abstral 600 microgram sublingual tablets

PA2288/004/006

Kyowa Kirin Holdings B.V.

Fentanyl

Burinex 1mg Tablets

PA22650/001/001

Karo Pharma AB

Bumetanide

Dolmatil 200mg Tablets

PA23229/010/001

Neuraxpharm Ireland Limited

Sulpiride

Finasteride 5 mg Film Coated Tablets

PA2315/089/001

Accord Healthcare Ireland Ltd.

Finasteride

Hydroxocobalamin 1mg/ml solution for injection

PA1770/002/001

G.L. Pharma GmbH

Hydroxocobalamin

Lioresal 10mg Tablets

PA0896/017/001

Novartis Ireland Limited

Baclofen

Trandate 200mg Film Coated Tablets

PA1638/006/003

RPH Pharmaceuticals AB

Labetalol

Newly notified shortages

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

Product

Active Ingredient(s)

Anidulafungin Teva 100mg Powder for Concentrate for Solution for Infusion

PA1986/045/001

Teva B.V.

Anidulafungin

Asacolon 1600mg Modified Release Tablets

PA2018/004/001

Tillotts Pharma GmbH

Mesalazine

Briviact 10mg/ml Oral Solution

EU/1/15/1073/021

UCB Pharma SA

Brivaracetam

Ciprofloxacin Teva 500mg Film Coated Tablets

20 pack

PA0749/031/002

Teva Pharma B.V.

Ciprofloxacin

Estradot 100 micrograms/24 hours, transdermal patch

PA0896/010/004

Novartis Ireland Limited

Estradiol

Ezetimibe 10mg Tablets

PA2315/088/001

Accord Healthcare Ireland Ltd.

Ezetimibe

Kytril 1mg/1ml solution for injection

PA22657/003/001

Atnahs Pharma Netherlands B.V.

Granisetron

Metformin Hydrochloride 500mg/5ml Oral Solution

PA23081/008/001

Taw Pharma (Ireland) Limited

Metformin

Novomix 30 FlexPen Suspension for injection

EU/1/00/142/ 009

Novo Nordisk A/S

Insulin

Ozempic 0.5mg solution for injection in pre-filled pen

EU/1/17/1251/003

Novo Nordisk A/S

Semaglutide

Perdamel 0.5 mg Film Coated Tablets

PA0126/169/002

Clonmel Healthcare Ltd

Risperidone

Sandimmun 100mg Soft Capsules

PA0896/027/004

Novartis Ireland Limited

Ciclosporin

Venlafex XL 75 mg prolonged-release capsules, hard

PA1347/036/002

KRKA, d.d., Novo mesto

Venlafaxine

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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