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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
OXYTOCIN INJECTION USP PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 10UNIT Updated Report 2019-10-19 95607
LOSARTAN HCT SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Resolved 12.5MG 50MG Updated Report 2019-10-19 95656
RABAVERT GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Actual shortage 2.5UNIT Updated Report 2019-10-18 96846
SHINGRIX GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Actual shortage 50MCG Updated Report 2019-10-18 59145
SHINGRIX GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Actual shortage 50MCG Updated Report 2019-10-18 59142
HAVRIX - SUS IM 1440 ELISA UNITS/ML GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Actual shortage 1440UNIT Updated Report 2019-10-18 69619
ENGERIX-B GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Actual shortage 20MCG Updated Report 2019-10-18 6511
FORTAZ - INJ 6G/VIAL GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Actual shortage 6G Updated Report 2019-10-18 4301
FORTAZ GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Actual shortage 2G Updated Report 2019-10-18 51030
FORTAZ GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Actual shortage 1G Updated Report 2019-10-18 51027
CEFTIN - TAB 500MG GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Actual shortage 500MG New Report 2019-10-18 35778
CEFTIN - TAB 250MG GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Actual shortage 250MG New Report 2019-10-18 35768
AVANDIA GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Actual shortage 8MG Updated Report 2019-10-18 69611
CLINDOXYL ADV GEL GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Anticipated shortage 3% 1% New Report 2019-10-18 96823
APO-SERTRALINE APOTEX INC Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2019-10-18 85161
APO-SERTRALINE APOTEX INC Actual shortage 50MG Updated Report 2019-10-18 80539
APO-SERTRALINE APOTEX INC Actual shortage 50MG Updated Report 2019-10-18 85613
APO-DIVALPROEX APOTEX INC Actual shortage 500MG Updated Report 2019-10-18 92971
APO-DICLOFENAC OPHTHALMIC APOTEX INC Actual shortage 0.1% Updated Report 2019-10-18 95868
APO-CEFADROXIL APOTEX INC Actual shortage 500MG Updated Report 2019-10-18 89155
APO ACETAMINOPHEN TAB 325MG APOTEX INC Resolved 325MG Updated Report 2019-10-18 93665
APO-MYCOPHENOLATE APOTEX INC Actual shortage 500MG Updated Report 2019-10-18 80542
APO-ENALAPRIL TAB 2.5MG APOTEX INC Actual shortage 2.5MG Updated Report 2019-10-18 91078
VAQTA MERCK CANADA INC Resolved 50UNIT Updated Report 2019-10-18 37061
TRIAZOLAM AA PHARMA INC Resolved 0.25MG Updated Report 2019-10-18 85664
PMS-IRBESARTAN PHARMASCIENCE INC Actual shortage 300MG Updated Report 2019-10-18 83687
CELESTONE SOLUSPAN MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 3MG 3MG Updated Report 2019-10-18 94945
DESMOPRESSIN SPRAY AA PHARMA INC Actual shortage 10MCG Updated Report 2019-10-18 96776
DESMOPRESSIN SPRAY AA PHARMA INC Actual shortage 10MCG Updated Report 2019-10-18 96779
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE INJECTION BAXTER CORPORATION Actual shortage 14.9MG Updated Report 2019-10-17 94470
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE INJECTION BAXTER CORPORATION Actual shortage 7.46MG Updated Report 2019-10-17 89426
OLMETEC PLUS MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 12.5MG 40MG Updated Report 2019-10-17 80241
ETOPOSIDE INJECTION TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2019-10-17 68629
ETOPOSIDE INJECTION TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2019-10-17 61368
ETOPOSIDE INJECTION TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2019-10-17 68626
ETOPOSIDE INJECTION TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2019-10-17 68632
NIFEDIPINE AA PHARMA INC Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2019-10-17 85657
NIFEDIPINE AA PHARMA INC Resolved 5MG Updated Report 2019-10-17 88520
OLESTYR PHARMASCIENCE INC Resolved 4G Updated Report 2019-10-17 83699
OLESTYR PHARMASCIENCE INC Resolved 4G Updated Report 2019-10-17 87986
VYLOMA BAUSCH HEALTH, CANADA INC. Actual shortage 3.75% New Report 2019-10-17 96759
MIOCHOL E BAUSCH & LOMB INC Anticipated shortage 10MG Updated Report 2019-10-17 96755
MINIMS PHENYLEPHRINE HYDROCHLORIDE 2.5% VALEANT CANADA LP/VALEANT CANADA S.E.C. Anticipated shortage 2.5% Updated Report 2019-10-17 89910
BENZACLIN TOPICAL GEL VALEANT CANADA LP/VALEANT CANADA S.E.C. Actual shortage 5% 1% Updated Report 2019-10-17 95984
LOPROX CREAM VALEANT CANADA LP/VALEANT CANADA S.E.C. Actual shortage 1% Updated Report 2019-10-17 96003
LIDOCAINE HYDROCHLORIDE AND EPINEPHRINE INJECTION USP PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 20MG 0.01MG New Report 2019-10-17 96746
TEVA-TAMOXIFEN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2019-10-17 94381
TEVA-IRBESARTAN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2019-10-17 94369
TEVA-VENLAFAXINE XR TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 75MG Updated Report 2019-10-17 92201
TEVA-IMATINIB TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2019-10-17 92148

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
VINORELBINE TARTRATE FOR INJECTION TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 10MG New Report 2019-10-17 96695
BLUE COLLYRIUM SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Discontinued New Report 2019-10-15 96619
BETAJECT SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Discontinued New Report 2019-10-15 96616
ATRACURIUM BESYLATE INJECTION SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Discontinued New Report 2019-10-15 96613
ALFENTANIL INJECTION USP SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Discontinued New Report 2019-10-15 96610
COMBIVENT UDV BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (CANADA) LTD LTEE To be discontinued 0.2MG 1.0MG Updated Report 2019-10-11 84465
BICALUTAMIDE SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC To be discontinued 50MG Updated Report 2019-10-11 86431
CIPRO BAYER INC To be discontinued 500MG New Report 2019-10-10 96049
MINT-ROSUVASTATIN MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Discontinued 5MG Updated Report 2019-10-10 95897
MINT-ROSUVASTATIN MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Discontinued 10MG Updated Report 2019-10-10 95900
MINT-ROSUVASTATIN MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Discontinued 20MG Updated Report 2019-10-10 95903
MINT-ROSUVASTATIN MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Discontinued 40MG Updated Report 2019-10-10 95907
MINT-SOLIFENACIN MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Discontinued 5MG Updated Report 2019-10-10 95913
MINT-SOLIFENACIN MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Discontinued 10MG Updated Report 2019-10-10 95916
RHINOCORT TURBUHALER 100 MCG/DOSE ASTRAZENECA CANADA INC To be discontinued 100MCG New Report 2019-10-08 95737
RAN-SIMVASTATIN RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Discontinued 10MG New Report 2019-10-04 95493
RAN-PREGABALIN RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Discontinued 225MG New Report 2019-10-04 95487
MYLAN-AMOXICILLIN MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Discontinued New Report 2019-10-03 95280
ALDACTAZIDE 50 PFIZER CANADA ULC To be discontinued 50MG 50MG New Report 2019-10-01 95156
ALDACTAZIDE 25 PFIZER CANADA ULC To be discontinued 25MG 25MG New Report 2019-10-01 95153