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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
ACYCLOVIR SODIUM INJECTION PFIZER CANADA ULC Resolved 25MG Updated Report 2020-09-24 118969
COVERSYL SERVIER CANADA INC Resolved 8MG Updated Report 2020-09-24 124490
DELATESTRYL BAUSCH HEALTH, CANADA INC. Actual shortage 200MG Updated Report 2020-09-23 116048
MINIMS PREDNISOLONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE 0.5% VALEANT CANADA LP/VALEANT CANADA S.E.C. Actual shortage 0.5% Updated Report 2020-09-23 104139
MINIMS CYCLOPENTOLATE HYDROCHLORIDE 1% VALEANT CANADA LP/VALEANT CANADA S.E.C. Actual shortage 1% Updated Report 2020-09-23 124032
ALTACE HCT VALEANT CANADA LP/VALEANT CANADA S.E.C. Actual shortage 25.0MG 5.0MG Updated Report 2020-09-23 106252
MINIMS PILOCARPINE NITRATE 2% VALEANT CANADA LP/VALEANT CANADA S.E.C. Resolved 2% Updated Report 2020-09-23 122122
ALTACE HCT VALEANT CANADA LP/VALEANT CANADA S.E.C. Actual shortage 2.5MG 12.5MG Updated Report 2020-09-23 114951
DEPO-TESTOSTERONE INJ 100MG/ML PFIZER CANADA ULC Anticipated shortage 100MG Updated Report 2020-09-23 124532
FLOVENT DISKUS GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Actual shortage 250MCG New Report 2020-09-23 124848

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
TIAMOL CREAM 0.05% TAROPHARMA, A DIVISION OF TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC. Discontinued 0.05% New Report 2020-09-22 124829
LYDERM CREAM 0.05% TAROPHARMA, A DIVISION OF TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC. Discontinued 0.05% New Report 2020-09-22 124826
TYLENOL WITH CODEINE NO. 4 JANSSEN INC Discontinued 300MG 60MG Updated Report 2020-09-22 112229
TRAMACET JANSSEN INC Discontinued 325MG 37.5MG Updated Report 2020-09-18 112223
M-RANITIDINE MANTRA PHARMA INC Discontinued 150MG New Report 2020-09-17 124442
M-RANITIDINE MANTRA PHARMA INC Discontinued 300MG New Report 2020-09-17 124425
SANDOZ QUETIAPINE SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Discontinued 100MG Updated Report 2020-09-16 124288
LARTRUVO ELI LILLY CANADA INC To be discontinued 190MG New Report 2020-09-14 124196
M-ESCITALOPRAM MANTRA PHARMA INC To be discontinued 20MG New Report 2020-09-11 108922
PRO-SOTALOL PRO DOC LIMITEE Discontinued 160MG Updated Report 2020-09-11 120560
ZOFRAN NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC To be discontinued 2MG New Report 2020-09-09 123900
ZOFRAN NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC To be discontinued 2MG New Report 2020-09-09 123894
ACT CELECOXIB TEVA CANADA LIMITED To be discontinued 200MG New Report 2020-09-03 123651
ACT CELECOXIB TEVA CANADA LIMITED To be discontinued 100MG New Report 2020-09-03 123648
BUSULFEX OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL CO LTD Discontinued 60MG Updated Report 2020-09-02 120940
AVANDIA GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Discontinued 2MG Updated Report 2020-09-01 113311
COUMADIN TAB 1MG BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CANADA Discontinued 1MG Updated Report 2020-09-01 112579
COUMADIN TAB 2.5MG BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CANADA Discontinued 2.5MG Updated Report 2020-09-01 112584
COUMADIN TAB 2MG BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CANADA Discontinued 2MG Updated Report 2020-09-01 112609
COUMADIN TAB 3MG BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CANADA Discontinued 3MG Updated Report 2020-09-01 112805