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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Current Supply Shortages

Product DescriptionSupply StatusShortage FromShortage ToSPC link
  • ARCOXIA 120MG 4x7 TAB
Out of Stock14/10/2019Dec-19Click Here
  • COZAAR 12.5MG 2x14 TAB
Back in Stock05/11/201920/11/2019Click Here
  • ELOCON OINTMENT 30GM
Out of Stock04/10/2019Dec-19Click Here
  • HBVAXPRO 10MCG/1ML 1
Out of StockApr-17Out of Stock for Private MarketClick Here
  • HBVAXPRO 40MCG/1ML 1
Out of StockNov-19End 2020Click Here
  • INNOVACE 20MG 4x7 TAB
Out of Stock01/10/2019Dec-19Click Here
  • NASONEX 50MCG NASAL SPRAY 
Back in Stock04/10/201920/11/2019Click Here
  • PNEUMOVAX 23 0.5ML 1DOSE SYR
Out of Stock29/10/2019Out of Stock for Private MarketClick Here
  • ZOELY 2.5MG/1.5MG 28TAB
Out of StockAug-19End 2020Click 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
  • KEYTRUDA 50MG VIAL
OncologySep-19
  • 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 600IU/0.72ML CARTRIDGE
FertilitySep-19
  • 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 1PEN
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
  • COZAAR 2.5MG/ML SACHET FOR ORAL SUSPENSION
HypertensionDec-19
  • ORGALUTRAN 250MCG/0.5ML 1SYR
FertilityDec-19
  • PUREGON 300IU/0.36ML CARTRIDGE
FertilityDec-19
  • PUREGON 900IU/1.08ML CARTRIDGE
FertilityDec-19
  • PUREGON PEN INJECTOR
FertilityDec-19
  • RESTANDOL 40MG 60CAP
Testosterone replacement therapyNov-19
  • SIVEXTRO IV 200MG 6
Anti-MicrobialJan-20
  • SIVEXTRO TABS 200MG 6
Anti-MicrobialJan-20