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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
PROTAMINE SULFATE INJECTION, USP FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Resolved 10MG Updated Report 2019-08-17 90060
TERBINAFINE SANIS HEALTH INC Actual shortage 250MG Updated Report 2019-08-17 90836
FOMEPIZOLE FOR INJECTION STERIMAX INC Actual shortage 1G Updated Report 2019-08-17 91678
COZAAR MERCK CANADA INC Resolved 100MG Updated Report 2019-08-17 88873
APO-EMTRICITABINE-TENOFOVIR APOTEX INC Resolved 300MG 200MG Updated Report 2019-08-17 89158
BREVIBLOC PREMIXED INJECTION BAXTER CORPORATION Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2019-08-17 91707
0.9% SODIUM CHLORIDE INJECTION, USP BAXTER CORPORATION Actual shortage 900MG Updated Report 2019-08-17 91720
0.9% SODIUM CHLORIDE INJECTION, USP BAXTER CORPORATION Actual shortage 900MG Updated Report 2019-08-17 91723
COZAAR MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 50MG Updated Report 2019-08-16 88869
0.9% SODIUM CHLORIDE INJECTION, USP BAXTER CORPORATION Actual shortage 900MG Updated Report 2019-08-16 91156
TRICIRA LO APOTEX INC Actual shortage 0.025MG 0.025MG 0.025MG 0.180MG 0.215MG 0.250MG Updated Report 2019-08-16 80931
APO-AMOXI CLAV APOTEX INC Actual shortage 875MG 125MG Updated Report 2019-08-16 87057
APO-OLMESARTAN APOTEX INC Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2019-08-16 55287
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE INJECTION BAXTER CORPORATION Actual shortage 7.46MG Updated Report 2019-08-16 89426
TWINRIX GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Actual shortage 720UNIT 20MCG Updated Report 2019-08-16 83033
TRIZIVIR VIIV HEALTHCARE ULC Anticipated shortage 300MG 300MG 150MG Updated Report 2019-08-16 90619
JALYN GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Resolved 0.4MG 0.5MG Updated Report 2019-08-16 84337
AURO-QUETIAPINE AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 25MG Updated Report 2019-08-16 89540
AURO-LACOSAMIDE AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2019-08-16 90209
AURO-BETAHISTINE AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 16MG New Report 2019-08-16 91692
AURO-RISEDRONATE AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 35MG Updated Report 2019-08-16 87274
AURO-REPAGLINIDE AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 1MG Updated Report 2019-08-16 72027
AURO-VENLAFAXINE XR AURO PHARMA INC Resolved 75MG Updated Report 2019-08-16 90212
MIDAZOLAM INJECTION FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Actual shortage 1MG Updated Report 2019-08-16 84727
CEFAZOLIN FOR INJECTION STERIMAX INC Actual shortage 10G Updated Report 2019-08-16 88566
CEFAZOLIN FOR INJECTION STERIMAX INC Actual shortage 1G Updated Report 2019-08-16 88563
TEVA-NABILONE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 1.0MG Updated Report 2019-08-16 91645
TEVA-DOXYCYCLINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 100MG Updated Report 2019-08-16 87705
PHARMA-AMLODIPINE PHARMASCIENCE INC Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2019-08-16 88031
PMS-SERTRALINE PHARMASCIENCE INC Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2019-08-16 90485
ACT LEVOFLOXACIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 750MG Updated Report 2019-08-16 68605
CALMYLIN PSE WITH CODEINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 30MG 3.3MG 100MG Updated Report 2019-08-16 87659
DIPYRIDAMOLE INJECTION, USP FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2019-08-16 88601
AVAPRO SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Actual shortage 300MG Updated Report 2019-08-16 89476
AVALIDE SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Actual shortage 12.5MG 300MG Updated Report 2019-08-16 89482
IRBESARTAN PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 300MG Updated Report 2019-08-16 91651
MENACTRA SANOFI PASTEUR LIMITED Actual shortage 4.0MCG 4.0MCG 4.0MCG 4.0MCG Updated Report 2019-08-15 91659
DEPO-PROVERA STERILE AQUEOUS SUSPENSION 150 MG/ML PFIZER CANADA ULC Anticipated shortage 150MG Updated Report 2019-08-15 88645
PRO-SOTALOL PRO DOC LIMITEE Anticipated shortage 80MG Updated Report 2019-08-15 91654
TEVA-ROSUVASTATIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2019-08-15 86917
TEVA-ROSUVASTATIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2019-08-15 86914
MAR-EZETIMIBE MARCAN PHARMACEUTICALS INC Resolved 10MG Updated Report 2019-08-15 55366
MAVIK BGP PHARMA ULC Anticipated shortage 2MG New Report 2019-08-15 91626
MAVIK BGP PHARMA ULC Anticipated shortage 0.5MG New Report 2019-08-15 91623
ISOPTIN SR BGP PHARMA ULC Anticipated shortage 240MG New Report 2019-08-15 91620
ANDROGEL BGP PHARMA ULC Resolved 1% Updated Report 2019-08-15 82876
ULTRA-TECHNEKOW V4 CURIUM CANADA INC Actual shortage 19 CI / GEN New Report 2019-08-15 91615
ULTRA-TECHNEKOW V4 CURIUM CANADA INC Actual shortage 19 CI / GEN New Report 2019-08-15 91609
MYLAN-TADALAFIL MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2019-08-15 45590
MYLAN-TADALAFIL MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2019-08-15 11788

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
TEVA-LISINOPRIL (TYPE Z) TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 10MG New Report 2019-08-15 91648
DIANEAL PD4 CAPD SOLUTION WITH 1.5% DEXTROSE AND 2.5MEQ/L CALCIUM BAXTER CORPORATION To be discontinued 448MG 1.5G 5.08MG 18.3MG 538MG New Report 2019-08-12 91388
DIANEAL PD4 CAPD SOLUTION WITH 2.5% DEXTROSE AND 2.5MEQ/L CALCIUM BAXTER CORPORATION To be discontinued 448MG 2.5G 5.08MG 18.3MG 538MG New Report 2019-08-12 91392
DIANEAL PD 101 CAPD SOLUTION W 1.5% DEXTROSE BAXTER CORPORATION To be discontinued 392MG 1.5G 15.2MG 23.9MG 567MG New Report 2019-08-12 91395
DIANEAL PD 101 CAPD SOLUTION W 2.5% DEXTROSE BAXTER CORPORATION To be discontinued 392MG 2.5G 15.2MG 23.9MG 567MG New Report 2019-08-12 91399
NUTRINEAL PD4 BAXTER CORPORATION To be discontinued 57MG 71.4MG 27MG 102MG 107.1MG 448MG 64.6MG 95.1MG 5.1MG 18.4MG 538MG 85MG 51MG 59.5MG 30MG 95.5MG 51MG 139.3MG 85MG New Report 2019-08-12 91385
NUTRINEAL PD4 BAXTER CORPORATION To be discontinued 57MG 71.4MG 27MG 102MG 107.1MG 448MG 64.6MG 95.1MG 5.1MG 18.4MG 538MG 85MG 51MG 59.5MG 30MG 95.5MG 51MG 139.3MG 85MG New Report 2019-08-12 91382
NUTRINEAL PD4 BAXTER CORPORATION To be discontinued 57MG 71.4MG 27MG 102MG 107.1MG 448MG 64.6MG 95.1MG 5.1MG 18.4MG 538MG 85MG 51MG 59.5MG 30MG 95.5MG 51MG 139.3MG 85MG New Report 2019-08-12 91378
TRAMADOL / ACETAMINOPHEN SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC To be discontinued 37.5MG 325MG Updated Report 2019-08-12 86439
TETRACYCLINE AA PHARMA INC To be discontinued 250MG New Report 2019-08-10 65441