Product supply updates

Products

From time to time we may experience shortages of some products and may divest or discontinue others. The tables below provide further information on this.

For healthcare professionals who require more information about shortages, please contact MSD Ireland on +353 1 299 8700.

If you are a patient seeking information on how shortages may affect your treatment, we recommend that you consult your doctor.

For more information about our products, please call our medical information line via our switchboard on +353 1 299 8700.

SINEMET

MSD has informed the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) we are anticipating a stock shortage of some SINEMET® products, a product used by patients for the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease, in the Irish market in the coming months due to global manufacturing delays in production and resupply of these products.

The following products are out of stock and will be resupplied in Q1 2019 (by the end of March 2019).

SINEMET 25/250MG 10X10 Tablets

SINEMET PLUS 25/100MG 10X10 Tablets

MSD would like to assure you that we are working to resolve this situation as soon as reasonably possible and anticipate these products will be resupplied in Q1 2019 (by the end of March 2019).

We recommend that any prescription for carbidopa/levodopa is written generically as supplies of alternative carbidopa-levodopa may be available from wholesalers. The Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) has advised MSD that this alternative carbidopa/levodopa supply will be through the exempt medicines (unlicensed medicines) scheme.

 

Current Supply Shortages

Product DescriptionSupply StatusShortage FromShortage ToSPC link
  • HBVAXPRO 10MCG/1ML 1
Out of StockApr-17Out of Stock for Private MarketClick Here
  • RESTANDOL Testocaps 40MG 60
Back in Stock2016Back in stock since 5th April 2018Click Here
  • SINEMET 25/250MG 10X10 Tabs
Out of StockSep 27th 2018Q1 2019Click Here
  • SINEMET PLUS 25/100MG 10X10 Tabs
Out of StockOct 4th 2018Q1 2019Click Here
  • SINGULAIR Paediatric 5MG Chewable Tablets
Back in Stock27 July 2018Back in Stock -Limited SupplyClick Here
  • ZISPIN 30MG 30 Tabs
Back in StockJun-18Back in Stock since Oct 5th 2018Click Here

PRODUCTS DISCONTINUED

Product DescriptionTherapy AreaDate Discontinued From
  • ARCOXIA 90MG 5TAB
Pain & InflammationMar-18
  • ELONVA 100MCG SYR
FertilityJun-18
  • ELONVA 150MCG SYR
FertilityJun-18
  • MULTILOAD CU 375 1PC
ContraceptionMar-14
  • NORCURON 10MG 10X5ML VIAL
Anaesthesia - Muscle RelaxantApr-14
  • NUVARING 0.120MG/0.015MG 3RING
ContraceptionJun-16
  • PREGNYL 5000IU 1AMP
FertilityDec-17
  • PUREGON SOLUTION 100IU/0.5ML VL
FertilityJun-18
  • PUREGON SOLUTION 50IU/0.5ML VIAL 
FertilityJun-18
  • REBETOL 200MG 4X21CAP 
Anti-Viral / Hep CDec-17
  • REBETOL 200MG 7X20CAP 
Anti-Viral / Hep CDec-17
  • VICTRELIS 200MG 4X7X12CAP
Anti-Viral / Hep CJun-16
  • VIRAFERONPEG CLEARCK 100MCG 1PEN
Anti-Viral / Hep CJan-17
  • VIRAFERONPEG CLEARCK 120MCG 1PEN
Anti-Viral / Hep CJan-17
  • VIRAFERONPEG CLEARCK 150MCG 1PE
Anti-Viral / Hep CJan-17
  • VIRAFERONPEG CLEARCK 50MCG 1PEN
Anti-Viral / Hep CJan-17
  • VIRAFERONPEG CLEARCK 80MCG 1PEN
Anti-Viral / Hep CJan-17

FUTURE DISCONTINUATIONS

Product DescriptionTherapy AreaDate Discontinued From
  • INTRON A 10MIU VIAL 
OncologyDec-18
  • INTRON A 18MIU PEN
OncologyDec-18
  • INTRON A 25MIU 2.5ML VIAL
OncologyDec-18
  • INTRON A 30MIU PEN
OncologyDec-18
  • INTRON A 60MIU PEN
OncologyDec-18