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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
VOLUVEN FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Actual shortage 6% Updated Report 2021-04-17 137619
XYLOCAINE 2% ASPEN PHARMACARE CANADA INC. Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2021-04-17 137624
SODIUM PHOSPHATES INJECTION USP SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Resolved 276MG 268MG Updated Report 2021-04-17 133557
AMERGE GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Resolved 1MG Updated Report 2021-04-17 136050
M-PRAVASTATIN MANTRA PHARMA INC Resolved 40MG Updated Report 2021-04-16 136476
M-ESCITALOPRAM MANTRA PHARMA INC Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2021-04-16 123492
M-RANITIDINE MANTRA PHARMA INC Actual shortage 300MG Updated Report 2021-04-16 127453
M-RANITIDINE MANTRA PHARMA INC Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2021-04-16 127450
SALAZOPYRIN EN-TABS 500 MG PFIZER CANADA ULC Resolved 500MG Updated Report 2021-04-16 135852
DENTICARE CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE ORAL RINSE 0.12% AMD MEDICOM INC Actual shortage 0.12% Updated Report 2021-04-16 134122

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
ZOLEDRONIC ACID FOR INJECTION PFIZER CANADA ULC Discontinued 4MG Updated Report 2021-04-17 137600
DENTICARE PRO-FREEZE AMD MEDICOM INC Discontinued 18% 2% New Report 2021-04-16 137637
PHARMA-RAMIPRIL PHARMASCIENCE INC Discontinued 10MG New Report 2021-04-16 137572
ARICEPT RDT PFIZER CANADA ULC To be discontinued 10MG New Report 2021-04-14 137468
ARICEPT RDT PFIZER CANADA ULC To be discontinued 5MG New Report 2021-04-14 137465
INTRON A MERCK CANADA INC Discontinued 10000000UNIT Updated Report 2021-04-13 92451
INTRON A MERCK CANADA INC Discontinued 10000000UNIT Updated Report 2021-04-08 92460
IMURAN ASPEN PHARMACARE CANADA INC. Discontinued 50MG Updated Report 2021-04-08 128667
ZOLMITRIPTAN PRO DOC LIMITEE Discontinued 2.5MG Updated Report 2021-04-08 137050
CEFTRIAXONE SODIUM FOR INJECTION BP PFIZER CANADA ULC Discontinued 2G Updated Report 2021-04-06 136900
ZOLMITRIPTAN ODT PRO DOC LIMITEE Discontinued 2.5MG Updated Report 2021-04-03 136790
PRO-CEFADROXIL - 500 PRO DOC LIMITEE Discontinued 500MG Updated Report 2021-04-02 135383
TYPHIM VI SANOFI PASTEUR LIMITED Discontinued 25MCG Updated Report 2021-04-02 136117
RANITIDINE PRO DOC LIMITEE Reversed 300MG Updated Report 2021-04-01 120746
RANITIDINE PRO DOC LIMITEE Reversed 150MG Updated Report 2021-04-01 120743
BACITRACIN USP PFIZER CANADA ULC Discontinued 50000UNIT Updated Report 2021-04-01 135983
ERWINASE JAZZ PHARMACEUTICALS FRANCE SAS To be discontinued 10000UNIT Updated Report 2021-03-31 129623
NORPROLAC FERRING INC To be discontinued 0.15MG Updated Report 2021-03-30 135529
GLICLAZIDE-80 PRO DOC LIMITEE Discontinued 80MG Updated Report 2021-03-30 136513
LIDOCAINE HYDROCHLORIDE INJECTION USP PFIZER CANADA ULC Discontinued 20MG New Report 2021-03-29 136528