Medicinal Product Shortages - update - 3 August 2022

Notice type: Advisory

Date: 03/08/2022


Further Information:

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

  • Abstral 300mcg Sublingual Tablets - PA2288/004/004
  • Calcipotriol/Betamethasone Rowex 50 microgram/g + 0.5 mg/g Ointment - PA0711/254/001
  • Cytarabine 20mg/ml Solution for Injection or Infusion - PA0822/200/001
  • Fucibet Lipid 20mg/g + 1mg/g Cream - PA0046/040/002
  • Gemcitabine Actavis 40mg/ml Concentrate for Solution for Infusion (5ml vial) - PA1380/182/001
  • Hypnovel 10mg/2ml Solution for Injection - PA2239/007/001
  • Kentera Transdermal Patches - EU/1/03/270/001-2
  • Midazolam 5mg/ml Solution for Injection or Infusion - PA2315/063/006
  • Morphine Sulphate 10mg/ml Solution for Injection - PA0073/020/001
  • Palladone 1.3mg Capsules - PA1688/007/001
  • Tylex 30mg/500mg Hard Capsules - PA0891/014/001
  • Typhim Vi Solution for Injection Typhoid Polysaccharide Vaccine - PA2131/011/001


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

  • Anapen 300mcg in 0.3ml Solution for Injection in a Pre Filled Syringe - PA22580/001/002
  • Cernevit, Powder for Solution for Injection or Infusion - PA2299/019/001
  • Coversyl Arginine Plus 10mg/2.5mg Film-Coated Tablets - PA0568/022/002
  • Duac Once Daily 10mg/g + 50mg/g Gel 30g - PA1077/120/001
  • Januvia 25mg Film Coated Tablets - EU/1/07/383/002
  • Milrinone 1mg/ml Solution for Injection/Infusion - PA0281/244/001
  • Odrik 1mg Capsule - PA2010/005/002
  • Orencia Solution for Injection in Pre Filled Syringe - EU/1/07/389/008
  • Piriton 4mg Tablets - PA0678/080/001


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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