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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.

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Shortage Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
SANDOZ GLICLAZIDE MR SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 60MG New Report 2020-04-06 111112
SANDOZ FAMCICLOVIR SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 250MG Updated Report 2020-04-06 109946
SANDOZ DONEPEZIL SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2020-04-06 109935
SANDOZ DILTIAZEM CD SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 120MG Updated Report 2020-04-06 59502
SANDOZ DICLOFENAC RAPIDE SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 50MG New Report 2020-04-06 111103
SANDOZ CANDESARTAN SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 8MG Updated Report 2020-04-06 79529
SANDOZ CANDESARTAN SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 8MG Updated Report 2020-04-06 79532
SANDOZ CANDESARTAN SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 8MG Updated Report 2020-04-06 70464
AZITHROMYCIN FOR INJECTION USP STERIMAX INC Actual shortage 500MG Updated Report 2020-04-06 111093
ETHACRYNATE SODIUM FOR INJECTION USP STERIMAX INC Actual shortage 50MG Updated Report 2020-04-06 94977
ASMANEX TWISTHALER MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 200MCG Updated Report 2020-04-06 108618
FRAXIPARINE ASPEN PHARMACARE CANADA INC. Anticipated shortage 9500UNIT New Report 2020-04-06 111066
APO-NALTREXONE APOTEX INC Anticipated shortage 50MG Updated Report 2020-04-06 111060
PROSCAR MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2020-04-06 102400
ZOCOR MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2020-04-06 109064
ELTROXIN ASPEN PHARMACARE CANADA INC. Resolved 100MCG Updated Report 2020-04-06 110177
ELTROXIN ASPEN PHARMACARE CANADA INC. Anticipated shortage 50MCG New Report 2020-04-06 111051
APO-ADEFOVIR APOTEX INC Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2020-04-06 104703
EXTRA STRENGTH IBUPROFEN LIQUID GEL CAPSULES APOTEX INC Actual shortage 400MG Updated Report 2020-04-06 91498
DOPAMINE HCL 0.8MG/ML DEXTROSE 5% INJ USP BAXTER CORPORATION Anticipated shortage .8MG 50MG Updated Report 2020-04-06 111045
ZOCOR MERCK CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 20MG New Report 2020-04-06 111042
SANDOZ LOSARTAN HCT SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 12.5MG 100MG Updated Report 2020-04-06 73152
SANDOZ LOSARTAN HCT SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 12.5MG 100MG Updated Report 2020-04-06 73155
EURO D 10 000 SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 10000UNIT New Report 2020-04-06 111034
SANDOZ CYCLOSPORINE SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 50MG New Report 2020-04-06 111031
SANDOZ CANDESARTAN SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 4MG Updated Report 2020-04-06 70461
SANDOZ CANDESARTAN SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 4MG Updated Report 2020-04-06 79524
SANDOZ CANDESARTAN SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 32MG Updated Report 2020-04-06 79519
SANDOZ CANDESARTAN SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 16MG Updated Report 2020-04-06 79513
SANDOZ CANDESARTAN SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 16MG Updated Report 2020-04-06 79516
SANDOZ CANDESARTAN SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 16MG Updated Report 2020-04-06 73116
SANDOZ CANDESARTAN PLUS SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 25MG 32MG Updated Report 2020-04-06 75449
APO-SIMVASTATIN APOTEX INC Resolved 80MG Updated Report 2020-04-06 99795
SANDOZ CANDESARTAN PLUS SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 12.5MG 32MG Updated Report 2020-04-06 76110
SANDOZ CANDESARTAN PLUS SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 12.5MG 16MG Updated Report 2020-04-06 73126
SANDOZ AMPHETAMINE XR SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 30MG Updated Report 2020-04-06 108901
ERYTHRO-BASE AA PHARMA INC Anticipated shortage 250MG New Report 2020-04-06 111006
BROMOCRIPTINE AA PHARMA INC Anticipated shortage 2.5MG Updated Report 2020-04-06 111002
BRIMONIDINE P AA PHARMA INC Actual shortage 0.15% Updated Report 2020-04-06 75649
BRIMONIDINE P AA PHARMA INC Actual shortage 0.15% Updated Report 2020-04-06 75644
APO-HYDROMORPHONE CR APOTEX INC Resolved 9MG Updated Report 2020-04-04 71127
APO-HYDROMORPHONE CR APOTEX INC Resolved 6MG Updated Report 2020-04-04 71124
APO-HYDROMORPHONE CR APOTEX INC Resolved 24MG Updated Report 2020-04-04 79039
APO-HYDROMORPHONE CR APOTEX INC Resolved 3MG Updated Report 2020-04-04 74019
APO-HYDROMORPHONE CR APOTEX INC Resolved 30MG Updated Report 2020-04-04 77858
APO-HYDROMORPHONE CR APOTEX INC Resolved 24MG Updated Report 2020-04-04 77855
APO-HYDROMORPHONE CR APOTEX INC Resolved 18MG Updated Report 2020-04-04 77852
APO-HYDROMORPHONE CR APOTEX INC Resolved 12MG Updated Report 2020-04-04 77849
APO-HYDROMORPHONE CR APOTEX INC Resolved 4.5MG Updated Report 2020-04-04 98562
ONE ALPHA CAPS 1MCG LEO PHARMA INC Anticipated shortage 1MCG New Report 2020-04-04 110953

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
M-EZETIMIBE MANTRA PHARMA INC To be discontinued 10MG New Report 2020-04-06 111090
PMS-RAMIPRIL PHARMASCIENCE INC To be discontinued 10MG New Report 2020-04-06 111084
PMS-RAMIPRIL PHARMASCIENCE INC To be discontinued 5MG New Report 2020-04-06 111081
PMS-LISINOPRIL PHARMASCIENCE INC To be discontinued 10MG New Report 2020-04-06 111078
PMS-CILAZAPRIL PHARMASCIENCE INC To be discontinued 5.0MG New Report 2020-04-06 111075
PMS-CILAZAPRIL PHARMASCIENCE INC To be discontinued 5.0MG New Report 2020-04-06 111072
PMS-CILAZAPRIL PHARMASCIENCE INC To be discontinued 2.5MG New Report 2020-04-06 111069
PMS-CILAZAPRIL PHARMASCIENCE INC To be discontinued 1.0MG New Report 2020-04-06 111063
APO-HYDROMORPHONE CR APOTEX INC Discontinued 9MG New Report 2020-04-04 110977
APO-HYDROMORPHONE CR APOTEX INC Discontinued 4.5MG New Report 2020-04-04 110974