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Product supply updates

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 product shortages, please contact MSD Ireland Human Health on +353 1 299 8700.

If you are a healthcare professional wishing to order an MSD Human Health Vaccine, please contact United Drug directly on 1800 200 845.

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 human health products, please call our medical information line via our switchboard on +353 1 299 8700.

COVID-19

We continue to track the COVID-19 outbreak closely and are focused on the safety of our employees and their families, continuity of supply and clinical trials, and supporting communities affected by this outbreak. Our thoughts are with the people of all affected areas.

FALSIFIED MEDICINES DIRECTIVE

In 2011 the European Commission passed the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD), requiring the implementation of safety features to avoid falsified medicines being dispensed to patients.  This came into effect in February 2019 and all prescription medicines must now be scanned by the pharmacist at the point of dispensing.

Pharmacists can report a suspected Falsified Medicine by phoning MSD Ireland at 01 299 8700.

If you have any additional queries or require any further information please contact the Irish Medicines Verification Organisation directly on their website at imvo.ie

CURRENT SUPPLY SHORTAGES

Product DescriptionTherapy AreaShortage FromShortage ToLatest Supply Status
Currently no supply shortages

PRODUCTS DISCONTINUED

Product DescriptionTherapy AreaDiscontinued From
INTRON A 10MIU VIALOncologyDec-18
INTRON A 18MIU PENOncologyDec-18
INTRON A 25MIU 2.5ML VIALOncologyDec-18
INTRON A 30MIU PENOncologyDec-18
INTRON A 60MIU PENOncologyDec-18
KEYTRUDA 50MG VIALOncologySep-19
NORCURON 10MG 10X5ML VIALAnaesthesiaApr-14
REBETOL 200MG 4X21CAP Anti-Viral / Hep CDec-17
REBETOL 200MG 7X20CAP Anti-Viral / Hep CDec-17
REBETOL ORAL SOL 40MG/ML 100MLAnti-Viral / Hep CMay-22
SIVEXTRO IV 200MG 6Anti-MicrobialJan-20
SIVEXTRO TABS 200MG 6Anti-MicrobialJan-20
VICTRELIS 200MG 4X7X12CAPAnti-Viral / Hep CJun-16
VIRAFERONPEG CLEARCK 100MCG 1PENAnti-Viral / Hep CJan-17
VIRAFERONPEG CLEARCK 120MCG 1PENAnti-Viral / Hep CJan-17
VIRAFERONPEG CLEARCK 150MCG 1PENAnti-Viral / Hep CJan-17
VIRAFERONPEG CLEARCK 50MCG 1PENAnti-Viral / Hep CJan-17
VIRAFERONPEG CLEARCK 80MCG 1PENAnti-Viral / Hep CJan-17
ZEPATIER 100/50MG 2x14 TABSAnti-Viral / Hep CJun-19
ZINPLAVA 1000MG VIALAnti-MicrobialJun-19

FUTURE DISCONTINUATIONS

Product DescriptionTherapy AreaDiscontinued From

PRODUCTS TRANSFERRED TO ORGANON (IRELAND) LTD

For product supply queries please contact Organon Ireland directly or visit their website www.organon.com/ireland for more details

Product name (A-Z)Product name (A-Z)Product name (A-Z)
ARCOXIAFOSAVANCEORGALUTRAN
ATOZETIMPLANONPREGNYL
CERAZETTEINEGYPROSCAR
COZAARINNOVACEPUREGON
COZAAR COMPLIVIALRESTANDOL
DIPROSALICMARVIOLSINEMET
ELOCONMERCILONSINGULAIR
ELONVANASONEXZISPIN
EZETROLNEOCLARITYNZOCOR
FOSAMAXNUVARINGZOELY