Medicinal Product Shortages - update - 8 February 2023

Notice type: Advisory

Date: 08/02/2023

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:

  • Aripiprazole Teva 10mg Tablets - PA1986/019/002
  • Ativan 1mg Tablets - PA0822/090/001
  • Clonactil 25mg Film Coated Tablets - PA0126/026/003
  • Emtricitabine/Tenofovir disoproxil Mylan 200mg/245mg Film Coated Tablets - EU/1/16/1133/001
  • Ozempic 0.25mg Solution for Injection in Pre Filled Pen - EU/1/17/1251/002
  • Zofran Zydis 4mg Oral Lyophilisate – PA0896/036/007
  • Zofran Zydis 8mg Oral Lyophilisate - PA0896/036/008


Newly notified shortages

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

  • Betnovate Cream 0.1% w/w - PA1077/001/001
  • Deslor 5mg Film Coated Tablets - PA0711/202/001
  • Ezetimibe Krka 10mg Tablets - PA1347/066/001
  • Ezetimibe Rowa 10mg Tablets - PA0074/074/001
  • Fortum 500mg Powder for Solution for Injection or Infusion - PA23311/001/001
  • Fortum 1g Powder for Solution for Injection or Infusion - PA23311/001/002
  • Fortum 2g Powder for Solution for Injection or Infusion - PA23311/001/003
  • Furosemide 20mg in 2ml Solution for Injection - PA0073/059/004
  • Lecalpin 20mg Film Coated Tablets - PA2315/186/002
  • Lercanidipine Clonmel 20mg Film Coated Tablets - PA0126/187/002
  • Luveris 75 IU, Powder and Solvent for Solution for Injection - EU/1/00/155/004
  • Naloxone Hydrochloride 400mcg/ml Solution for Injection or Infusion - PA0073/111/002
  • Nebivolol Teva 5mg Tablets - PA0749/078/001
  • NeoMercazole 5mg Tablets - PA1142/002/001
  • RoActemra 162mg Solution for Injection in Pre Filled Pen - EU/1/08/492/009
  • RoActemra 162mg Solution for Injection in Pre Filled Syringe - EU/1/08/492/007
  • Sandimmun 100mg Soft Capsules - PA0896/027/004
  • Tambocor 100mg Tablets - PA2010/026/003
  • Teveten 600mg Film Coated Tablets - PA2010/017/002
  • Teveten Plus 600mg/12.5mg Film Coated Tablets - PA2010/018/001
  • Warfant 3mg Tablets - PA0073/139/002


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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