Medicinal Product Shortages – update – 13 April 2022

Notice type: Advisory

Date: 13/04/2022


Further Information:

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

  • Co-Vatan 160mg/25mg Film Coated Tablets - PA0711/182/003
  • Levobupivacaine 2.5mg/ml Solution for Injection or Infusion - PA2059/009/003
  • MST Continus 10mg Prolonged Release Tablets - PA1688/004/002
  • Ovranette 150mcg/30mcg Coated Tablets - PA0822/094/001
  • Salazopyrin EN Tabs 500mg Gastro Resistant Tablets - PA0822/196/001
  • Solpadol 500mg/30mg Effervescent Tablets -PA23180/012/002
  • Zostavax Powder and Solvent for Suspension for Injection in a Pre Filled Syringe - EU/1/06/341/011
  • Zyban 150mg Prolonged Release Tablets - PA1077/017/001


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

  • Cardura XL 8mg Prolonged Release Tablets - PA0822/004/002
  • Dexamethasone Phosphate 4mg/ml Solution for Injection or Infusion - PA0281/237/002
  • Geodon 80mg Hard Capsules - PA23055/015/004
  • Linezolid 2mg/ml Solution for Infusion - PA1347/057/002
  • Saline Steri-Neb 0.9%w/v Nebuliser Solution - PA1986/087/001
  • Targin 5mg/2.5mg Prolonged Release Tablet - PA1688/010/001


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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