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Welcome to Drug Shortages Canada, the website for reporting drug shortages and discontinuations in Canada. The Food and Drug Regulations require drug sellers to report when they are not able to meet demand for a product or when they stop selling a product. Information about the website and the regulations can be found on the About & Resources Page.

A shortage means, in respect of a drug, a situation in which the manufacturer to whom a document was issued under subsection C.01.014.2(1) that sets out the drug identification number assigned for the drug is unable to meet the demand for the drug.

Below are the newest and most recently updated Shortage and Discontinuation reports.

Drug pills

Shortage Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
MINT-IRBESARTAN MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2019-06-15 80800
MINT-IRBESARTAN MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 300MG Updated Report 2019-06-15 80803
MINT-IRBESARTAN MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 75MG Updated Report 2019-06-15 71063
MINT-CANDESARTAN MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Resolved 8MG Updated Report 2019-06-15 80787
STERILE WATER FOR IRRIGATION USP ICU MEDICAL CANADA INC Actual shortage 100% Updated Report 2019-06-15 85285
SUBLINOX VALEANT CANADA LP/VALEANT CANADA S.E.C. Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2019-06-15 86505
AURO-VENLAFAXINE XR AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 37.5MG Updated Report 2019-06-14 82566
CYCLOMEN SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Actual shortage 50MG Updated Report 2019-06-14 58113
CYCLOMEN SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Actual shortage 200MG Updated Report 2019-06-14 76396
CYCLOMEN SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2019-06-14 80353

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
APO-GEMFIBROZIL CAP 300MG USP APOTEX INC Discontinued New Report 2019-06-12 86557
APO-EXEMESTANE APOTEX INC Discontinued New Report 2019-06-12 86552
APO-CIPROFLOX APOTEX INC Discontinued New Report 2019-06-12 86547
APO-CEFPROZIL APOTEX INC Discontinued New Report 2019-06-12 86542
APO-TOLTERODINE APOTEX INC Discontinued 2MG Updated Report 2019-06-12 60828