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.

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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

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NOTIFICATION

From March 2019, Keytruda (pembrolizumab) will be supplied by MSD exclusively in the form of 100 mg vial (25 mg/mL concentrate for solution for infusion) and availability of the 50 mg vial as lyophilised powder (50 mg powder for concentrate for solution for infusion) will begin to cease. At that time, remaining stocks of the 50 mg vial of Keytruda (pembrolizumab) powder for concentrate for solution for infusion may continue to be used until the stock is finished.

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Current Supply Shortages

Product DescriptionSupply StatusShortage FromShortage ToSPC link
  • ARCOXIA 60MG 2x14 TAB
Out of Stock10 Sep-19Oct-19Click Here
  • COZAAR COMP 100/25 2x14 TAB
Out of StockSep -19Oct-19Click Here
  • FOSAVANCE 70MG/2800IU 4TAB
Out of Stock15th Aug-19Sep-19Click Here
  • HBVAXPRO 10MCG/1ML 1
Out of StockApr-17Out of Stock for Private MarketClick Here
  • ZOELY 2.5MG/1.5MG 28TAB
Out of StockAug 19TBCClick Here

PRODUCTS DISCONTINUED

Product DescriptionTherapy AreaDate Discontinued From
  • ARCOXIA 120MG 7TAB
PainFeb-19
  • ARCOXIA 90MG 5TAB
Pain & InflammationMar-18
  • ASMANEX TWISTHALER 200MCG 30DOSE
RespiratoryFeb-19
  • ASMANEX TWISTHALER 200MCG 60DOSE
RespiratoryFeb-19
  • ASMANEX TWISTHALER 400MCG 30 DOSE
RespiratoryFeb-19
  • ASMANEX TWISTHALER 400MCG 60DOSE
RespiratoryFeb-19
  • ELONVA 100MCG SYR
FertilityJun-18
  • ELONVA 150MCG SYR
FertilityJun-18
  • INNOZIDE 20/12.5MG 4X7TAB
CardiovascularJun-19
  • 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
  • MODURET 2.5/25mg 28 TAB
DiureticOct-18
  • MULTILOAD CU 375 1PC
ContraceptionMar-14
  • NORCURON 10MG 10X5ML VIAL
AnaesthesiaApr-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
  • REBETOL 200MG 8x21CAP
Hep CJun-19
  • SINGULAIR 4MG 4X7TAB
RespiratoryFeb-19
  • 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
  • ZEPATIER 100/50MG 2x14 TABS
Hep CJun-19
  • ZINPLAVA 1000MG VIAL
Anti-MicrobialJun-19

FUTURE DISCONTINUATIONS

Product DescriptionTherapy AreaDate Discontinued From
  • ORGALUTRAN 250MCG/0.5ML 1SYR
FertilityDec-19
  • PUREGON 300IU/0.36ML CARTRIDGE
FertilityDec-19
  • PUREGON 600IU/0.72ML CARTRIDGE
FertilityDec-19
  • PUREGON 900IU/1.08ML CARTRIDGE
FertilityDec-19
  • PUREGON PEN
FertilityDec-19
  • RESTANDOL 40MG 60CAP
Testosterone replacement therapyNov-19