Medicinal Product Shortages - update - 9 November 2022

Notice type: Advisory

Date: 09/11/2022


Further Information:

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

  • Abstral 100mcg Sublingual Tablets - PA2288/004/002
  • Atorvastatin Mylan 40mg Film Coated Tablets - PA0577/118/003
  • Atorvastatin Mylan 80mg Film Coated Tablets - PA0577/118/004
  • Co-amoxiclav 500mg/100mg Powder for Solution for Injection/Infusion - PA2220/002/001
  • Emtricitabine/Tenofovir disoproxil Mylan 200mg/245mg Film Coated Tablets - EU/1/16/1133/001-009
  • Etoricoxib 60mg Film Coated Tablets - PA0711/232/002
  • Fesoterodine Aristo 4mg Prolonged Release Tablets - PA1983/007/001
  • Fesoterodine Aristo 8mg Prolonged Release Tablets - PA1983/007/002
  • Haemopressin 1mg Powder and Solvent for Solution for Injection - PA2325/004/001
  • Menopur 75IU Powder and Solvent for Solution or Injection - PA1009/015/001
  • Menopur 600IU Powder and Solvent for Solution or Injection - PA1009/015/002
  • Menopur 1200IU Powder and Solvent for Solution or Injection - PA1009/015/003
  • Norditropin FlexPro 15mg/1.5ml Solution for Injection in Pre Filled Pen - PA0218/040/013
  • Sodium Iodide (I131) Capsule T - PA0690/006/002
  • Radiopharmaceutical Kits for use with Technetium
  • Triapin 2.5mg/2.5mg Prolonged Release Tablet - PA0540/082/001
  • Uniphyllin Continus 300 mg Prolonged-Release Tablets - PA1688/011/001
  • Zyban 150mg Prolonged Release Tablets - PA1077/017/001


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

  • Alprazolam 0.25mg Tablets - PA0711/140/001
  • Canesten 500mg Pessary - PA1410/039/009
  • Cardura 1mg Tablets - PA0822/192/001
  • Evorel 50mcg Transdermal Patch - PA22668/008/001
  • Nozinan 25mg/ml Solution for Injection/Infusion - PA0540/115/001
  • Paralief 500mg Tablets (100 pack) - PA0126/020/001
  • Pregabalin Sandoz 150mg Capsules - EU/1/15/1011/045
  • Subutex 8mg Sublingual Tablets - PA22617/001/003
  • Tamox 10mg Film Coated Tablets - PA0711/022/001
  • Zithromax Capsules 250mg - PA0822/191/001
  • Zithromax Powder for Oral Suspension 200mg/5ml - PA0822/191/002


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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