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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
APO-VENLAFAXINE XR APOTEX INC Actual shortage 75.0MG Updated Report 2019-04-25 82022
OLMETEC MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2019-04-25 78421
PRIVA-AMLODIPINE PHARMAPAR INC Actual shortage 2.5MG New Report 2019-04-25 82441
APO-CLINDAMYCIN APOTEX INC Resolved 300MG Updated Report 2019-04-25 74867
MONTELUKAST SODIUM TABLETS ACCORD HEALTHCARE INC Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2019-04-25 62913
APO-CICLOPIROX APOTEX INC Actual shortage 8% Updated Report 2019-04-25 66919
DILTIAZEM - CD PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 240MG Updated Report 2019-04-25 69057
DILTIAZEM - CD PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 120MG Updated Report 2019-04-25 68421
DILTIAZEM - CD PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 180MG Updated Report 2019-04-25 80362
ALPRAZOLAM PRO DOC LIMITEE Anticipated shortage 1MG New Report 2019-04-25 82426
ACH-CANDESARTAN ACCORD HEALTHCARE INC Anticipated shortage 4MG New Report 2019-04-25 82422
INNOHEP LEO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 20000UNIT Updated Report 2019-04-25 79586
MAR-TRAMADOL/ACET MARCAN PHARMACEUTICALS INC Anticipated shortage 37.5MG 325MG Updated Report 2019-04-25 82413
TEVA-CARBAMAZEPINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 200MG Updated Report 2019-04-25 983
TEVA-CARBAMAZEPINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Anticipated shortage 200MG New Report 2019-04-25 82410
VIOKACE APTALIS PHARMA CANADA ULC Actual shortage 113400UNIT 112500UNIT 20880UNIT Updated Report 2019-04-25 73800
VASOTEC MERCK CANADA INC Avoided shortage 4MG Updated Report 2019-04-25 79334
VASOTEC MERCK CANADA INC Avoided shortage 16MG Updated Report 2019-04-25 79331
VASOTEC MERCK CANADA INC Avoided shortage 8MG Updated Report 2019-04-25 79328
VASERETIC MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 25MG 8MG Updated Report 2019-04-25 79221

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
GD-QUINAPRIL GENMED A DIVISION OF PFIZER CANADA ULC Discontinued 20MG Updated Report 2019-04-24 62050
VOLTAREN SR NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC To be discontinued 100MG Updated Report 2019-04-23 80298
RANITIDINE SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC To be discontinued 150MG Updated Report 2019-04-22 76211
ATORVASTATIN-10 SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC To be discontinued 10MG Updated Report 2019-04-22 70938
ATENOLOL SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC To be discontinued 50MG Updated Report 2019-04-22 70935
STATEX SYRUP 1MG/ML PALADIN LABS INC To be discontinued 1MG New Report 2019-04-18 81996
STATEX DPS 50MG/ML PALADIN LABS INC Discontinued Updated Report 2019-04-18 81954
RIVA-OLMESARTAN LABORATOIRE RIVA INC Discontinued 20MG Updated Report 2019-04-18 81926
RIVA-OLMESARTAN LABORATOIRE RIVA INC Discontinued 40MG Updated Report 2019-04-18 81929
ULTRAVIST 240 BAYER INC Discontinued 50% New Report 2019-04-17 81959