Gabitril Supply- Update; extension of shelf life measure accepted

Further to our most recent update regarding Gabitril supply in Ireland, Gabitril’s manufacturer TEVA have been in touch to confirm that the measure regarding the extension of shelf-life for 10mg & 15mg tablets has been accepted by the HPRA.

TEVA has stated that the HPRA are satisfied that they have demonstrated that batches of the product can be extended beyond its current expiry date and confirmed that the product is now available for purchases by pharmacies from their chosen wholesaler. A caution in use letter will be attached to the product to explain this information to users.

The shortage of 5mg stock remains with the expected return of supply being the end of October.

We will provide any further information we get on this as and when it becomes available. In the meantime, please contact your medical team should you have any concerns.