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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 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.

Caution in Use Communication Reminder - Sinemet® Plus (carbidopa/levodopa) 25mg/100mg Tablets & Sinemet® (carbidopa/levodopa) 12.5mg/50mg Tablets

On June 2nd, 2020, we wrote to Healthcare Professionals advising them on guidance regarding tablet subdivision and tablet removal from blister packaging for MSD’s Sinemet® Plus (carbidopa/levodopa) 25mg/100mg Tablets & Sinemet (carbidopa/levodopa) 12.5mg/50mg Tablets.  A reminder letter was also issued on December 14th, 2020, highlighting the advice previously issued and asking all healthcare professionals to communicate this information to patients.  These letters can be accessed here

Zoely® 2.5 mg/1.5 mg film-coated tablets

As of 1st July 2020, Zoely® 2.5 mg/1.5 mg film-coated tablets is no longer supplied by MSD - refer to Theramex for more information.

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.


False 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 DescriptionSupply StatusShortage FromShortage ToSpc Link
ZERBAXA 1G/0.5G 10X20ML VIAL IRLOut of Stock
17th Dec'20Currently no indication on expected resupplyPreview
JANUVIA 50MG 4X14TABOut of Stock8th Jan'22Expected restock mid/late Feb'22Januvia film-coated tablets | Tablet | MSD Ireland (Human Health) Limited | Medicines.ie

PRODUCTS DISCONTINUED

Product DescriptionTherapy AreaDate Discontinued From
ZISPIN SOLTAB 15MG 30 TABAntidepressantDec-20
COZAAR 2.5MG/ML SACHET FOR ORAL SUSPENSIONHypertensionOct-19
ELOCON 0.1% w/w SCALP LOTION
Dermatology
Jun-20
ORGALUTRAN 250MCG/0.5ML 1SYRFertilityDec-19
PUREGON 300IU/0.36ML CARTRIDGEFertilityDec-19
PUREGON 900IU/1.08ML CARTRIDGEFertilityDec-19
PUREGON PEN INJECTORFertilityDec-19
RESTANDOL 40MG 60CAPTestosterone replacement therapyNov-19
SIVEXTRO IV 200MG 6Anti-MicrobialJan-20
SIVEXTRO TABS 200MG 6Anti-MicrobialJan-20
ZISPIN 30MG 30 TABAntidepressantJun-20
ARCOXIA 120MG 7TABPainFeb-19
ARCOXIA 90MG 5TABPain & InflammationMar-18
ASMANEX TWISTHALER 200MCG 30DOSERespiratoryFeb-19
ASMANEX TWISTHALER 200MCG 60DOSERespiratoryFeb-19
ASMANEX TWISTHALER 400MCG 30 DOSERespiratoryFeb-19
ASMANEX TWISTHALER 400MCG 60DOSERespiratoryFeb-19
ELONVA 100MCG SYRFertilityJun-18
ELONVA 150MCG SYRFertilityJun-18
INNOZIDE 20/12.5MG 4X7TABCardiovascularJun-19
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
MODURET 2.5/25mg 28 TABDiureticOct-18
MULTILOAD CU 375 1PCContraceptionMar-14
NORCURON 10MG 10X5ML VIALAnaesthesiaApr-14
NUVARING 0.120MG/0.015MG 3RINGContraceptionJun-16
PREGNYL 5000IU 1AMPFertilityDec-17
PUREGON 600IU/0.72ML CARTRIDGEFertilitySep-19
PUREGON SOLUTION 100IU/0.5ML VLFertilityJun-18
PUREGON SOLUTION 50IU/0.5ML VIAL FertilityJun-18
REBETOL 200MG 4X21CAP Anti-Viral / Hep C
Dec-17
REBETOL 200MG 7X20CAP Anti-Viral / Hep CDec-17
SINGULAIR 4MG 4X7TABRespiratoryFeb-19
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 TABSHep CJun-19
ZINPLAVA 1000MG VIALAnti-MicrobialJun-19

FUTURE DISCONTINUATIONS

Product DescriptionTherapy AreaDate Discontinued From
REBETOL ORAL SOL 40mg/ml 100mlAnti-Viral / Hep C30th May 2022