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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
PROPECIA MERCK CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 1MG Updated Report 2020-09-28 125076
AURO-ARIPIPRAZOLE AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 20MG New Report 2020-09-28 125203
AURO-TRANDOLAPRIL AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 4MG Updated Report 2020-09-28 114792
AURO-METRONIDAZOLE AURO PHARMA INC Resolved 500MG Updated Report 2020-09-28 124153
ELETRIPTAN PRO DOC LIMITEE Anticipated shortage 20MG New Report 2020-09-28 125196
NIFEDIPINE ER PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 60MG Updated Report 2020-09-28 116853
ESOMEPRAZOLE PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2020-09-28 121840
ESOMEPRAZOLE PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2020-09-28 114022
ELETRIPTAN PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2020-09-28 121563
TIMOPTIC-XE ELVIUM LIFE SCIENCES Actual shortage 0.5% Updated Report 2020-09-28 121996

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
ULTRAM JANSSEN INC Discontinued 50MG Updated Report 2020-09-26 112226
TYLENOL WITH CODEINE NO. 3 - TAB JANSSEN INC Discontinued 300MG 30MG 15MG Updated Report 2020-09-26 112235
TYLENOL WITH CODEINE NO. 2 - TAB JANSSEN INC Discontinued 300MG 15MG 15MG Updated Report 2020-09-26 112238
TEVA-VENLAFAXINE XR TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 150MG New Report 2020-09-24 124899
TEVA-AMITRIPTYLINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 10MG New Report 2020-09-24 124896