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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
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 20 MEQ IN 5% DEXTROSE ICU MEDICAL CANADA INC Resolved 5G 0.149G Updated Report 2020-07-14 117167
HYDROMORPHONE HYDROCHLORIDE INJECTION USP PFIZER CANADA ULC Resolved 10MG Updated Report 2020-07-14 97022
CARBOPLATIN INJECTION BP PFIZER CANADA ULC Resolved 10MG Updated Report 2020-07-14 100910
PAMIDRONATE DISODIUM FOR INJECTION PFIZER CANADA ULC Resolved 3MG Updated Report 2020-07-14 114915
CODEINE CONTIN 100MG CONTROLLED RELEASE TAB PURDUE PHARMA Resolved 100MG Updated Report 2020-07-14 119541
MINT-ZOPICLONE MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2020-07-14 120139
AMIODARONE HYDROCHLORIDE INJECTION FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Actual shortage 50MG Updated Report 2020-07-14 119581
ZELDOX UPJOHN CANADA ULC Actual shortage 60MG Updated Report 2020-07-13 117468
ZELDOX UPJOHN CANADA ULC Resolved 40MG Updated Report 2020-07-13 116011
SODIUM CHLORIDE IRRIGATION USP ICU MEDICAL CANADA INC Resolved 9MG Updated Report 2020-07-13 114804
BREVICON 0.5/35 TABLETS (28-DAY PACK) PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage .035MG .5MG Updated Report 2020-07-13 119176
BREVICON 0.5/35 TABLETS (21-DAY PACK) PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 0.035MG 0.5MG Updated Report 2020-07-13 119171
BREVICON 1/35 TABLETS (28-DAY PACK) PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 1MG 0.035MG Updated Report 2020-07-13 119185
BREVICON 1/35 TABLETS (21-DAY PACK) PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 1MG 0.035MG Updated Report 2020-07-13 119179
SELECT 1/35 (28-DAY) PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 0.035MG 1.0MG Updated Report 2020-07-13 119182
SYNPHASIC 21 TABLETS PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 0.5MG 0.035MG 1.0MG 0.035MG Updated Report 2020-07-13 119168
JAMP-DONEPEZIL TABLETS JAMP PHARMA CORPORATION Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2020-07-13 96147
PMS DEXAMETHASONE TAB 0.5MG USP PHARMASCIENCE INC Actual shortage 0.5MG Updated Report 2020-07-13 112303
PMS-DEXAMETHASONE PHARMASCIENCE INC Actual shortage 2MG Updated Report 2020-07-13 106186
PMS DEXAMETHASONE TAB 4MG PHARMASCIENCE INC Actual shortage 4MG Updated Report 2020-07-13 105652
PMS DEXAMETHASONE TAB 0.75MG USP PHARMASCIENCE INC Actual shortage 0.75MG Updated Report 2020-07-13 120145
JAMP-DONEPEZIL TABLETS JAMP PHARMA CORPORATION Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2020-07-13 96144
OLMETEC PLUS MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 12.5MG 20MG Updated Report 2020-07-13 109811
OLMETEC MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2020-07-13 114903
OLMETEC MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2020-07-13 118986
MINT-CITALOPRAM MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2020-07-13 113281
MINT-CITALOPRAM MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2020-07-13 113285
MINT-LOSARTAN/HCTZ DS MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Resolved 25.0MG 100.0MG Updated Report 2020-07-13 80811
MINT-LOSARTAN/HCTZ MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Resolved 12.5MG 100MG Updated Report 2020-07-13 80808
MINT-LOSARTAN/HCTZ MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Resolved 50MG 12.5MG Updated Report 2020-07-13 113193
SANDOZ ESOMEPRAZOLE SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2020-07-13 109943
SANDOZ ESOMEPRAZOLE SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2020-07-13 119324
SANDOZ ESTRADIOL DERM 50 SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 50MCG Updated Report 2020-07-13 117846
SANDOZ VALSARTAN SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 80MG Updated Report 2020-07-13 55060
SANDOZ VALSARTAN SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 160MG Updated Report 2020-07-13 55032
SANDOZ VALSARTAN SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 160MG Updated Report 2020-07-13 55035
SANDOZ OLANZAPINE SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 2.5MG Updated Report 2020-07-13 114652
SANDOZ LOSARTAN SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 50MG Updated Report 2020-07-13 73164
SANDOZ LOSARTAN SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2020-07-13 111150
SANDOZ LOSARTAN SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2020-07-13 73173
SANDOZ LOSARTAN HCT SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 12.5MG 50MG Updated Report 2020-07-13 73161
SANDOZ LOSARTAN HCT SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 12.5MG 100MG Updated Report 2020-07-13 73152
SANDOZ LOSARTAN HCT SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 12.5MG 100MG Updated Report 2020-07-13 73155
SANDOZ FAMCICLOVIR SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 500MG Updated Report 2020-07-13 114601
SANDOZ FAMCICLOVIR SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 250MG Updated Report 2020-07-13 109946
SANDOZ ESCITALOPRAM SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2020-07-13 119435
APO-RISPERIDONE APOTEX INC Resolved 3.0MG Updated Report 2020-07-13 117407
APO-PHENYTOIN SODIUM APOTEX INC Resolved 100MG Updated Report 2020-07-13 116554
APO-ARIPIPRAZOLE APOTEX INC Resolved 5MG Updated Report 2020-07-13 116382
APO-ARIPIPRAZOLE APOTEX INC Resolved 5MG Updated Report 2020-07-13 116377

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
COUMADIN TAB 6 MG BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CANADA Discontinued 6MG Updated Report 2020-07-11 112600
TEVA-NYSTATIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 100000UNIT New Report 2020-07-10 120056
TEVA-AMLODIPINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 10MG New Report 2020-07-10 120039
TEVA-AMLODIPINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 5MG New Report 2020-07-10 120036
TEVA-PREGABALIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 75MG New Report 2020-07-10 120033
TEVA-TRANDOLAPRIL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 4MG New Report 2020-07-10 120030
TEVA-TRANDOLAPRIL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 2MG New Report 2020-07-10 120027
TEVA-TRANDOLAPRIL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 1MG New Report 2020-07-10 120024
TEVA-TRANDOLAPRIL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 0.5MG New Report 2020-07-10 120021
TEVA-RABEPRAZOLE EC TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 10MG New Report 2020-07-10 120018
TEVA-RABEPRAZOLE EC TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 20MG New Report 2020-07-10 120015
RATIO-METFORMIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 850MG New Report 2020-07-10 120012
TEVA-LATANOPROST TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 50MCG New Report 2020-07-10 120009
LIORESAL TAB 10MG NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC Discontinued 10MG Updated Report 2020-07-10 103078
TEVA-METOPROLOL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 50MG New Report 2020-07-10 119976
TRANSDERM-NITRO 0.2 NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC To be discontinued 0.2MG New Report 2020-07-10 119960
TRANSDERM-NITRO 0.4 NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC To be discontinued 0.4MG New Report 2020-07-10 119964
APO-QUETIAPINE APOTEX INC Discontinued 25MG New Report 2020-07-10 119950
TENORETIC 50/25MG TAB ASTRAZENECA CANADA INC Discontinued 25MG 50MG Updated Report 2020-07-08 94996
TENORETIC 100/25MG TAB ASTRAZENECA CANADA INC Discontinued 25MG 100MG Updated Report 2020-07-08 94999