Medicinal Product Shortages - update

Notice type: Advisory

Date: 21/09/2018


Further Information:

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

  • Ativan 4mg/ml Solution for Injection –PA0822/090/002
  • Stesolid 10mg Rectal Solution – PA1390/141/002


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

  • Quinine Sulphate 300mg Tablets – PA1986/052/001


Note on the availability of adrenaline auto-injectors:

There is intermittent supply of adrenaline auto-injectors (AAIs) affecting the Irish market. The availability of specific brands of AAIs may change. The HPRA is aware that there are alternative AAIs available. The HPRA is actively working with all companies who market AAIs in Ireland to maintain supplies of those medicines and minimise any impact on patients and healthcare professionals. Please check the list of shortages on the HPRA website for the most up-to-date information on AAIs that are out of stock at present. This list is updated on a continuous basis as information is provided to the HPRA.

Please see the shortages section of the HPRA website for further information.

The HPRA will be sending weekly updates concerning medicinal product shortages. However, the above webpage will be updated in real time.

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