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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
APO-METOPROLOL SR APOTEX INC Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2020-01-27 98569
APIDRA SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Actual shortage 100UNIT Updated Report 2020-01-27 99690
ETIBI BAUSCH HEALTH, CANADA INC. Actual shortage 400MG Updated Report 2020-01-27 85831
ETIBI BAUSCH HEALTH, CANADA INC. Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2020-01-27 85828
MINT-FLUOXETINE MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2020-01-27 57069
MINT-LOSARTAN/HCTZ DS MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 25.0MG 100.0MG Updated Report 2020-01-27 80811
MINT-LOSARTAN/HCTZ MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Resolved 12.5MG 50MG Updated Report 2020-01-27 74450
XYLOCAINE 1% ASPEN PHARMACARE CANADA INC. Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2020-01-27 99693
MINT-LOSARTAN/HCTZ MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 12.5MG 100MG Updated Report 2020-01-27 80808
MINT-PIOGLITAZONE MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 15MG Updated Report 2020-01-27 88502
MINT-PIOGLITAZONE MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 30MG Updated Report 2020-01-27 95924
MINT-LOSARTAN MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 25.0MG Updated Report 2020-01-27 71069
MINT-IRBESARTAN/HCTZ MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 12.5MG 150.0MG Updated Report 2020-01-27 80792
MINT-IRBESARTAN MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 300MG Updated Report 2020-01-27 80803
MINT-IRBESARTAN MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 75MG Updated Report 2020-01-27 71063
MINT-IRBESARTAN MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2020-01-27 80800
MINT-IRBESARTAN/HCTZ MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 25.0MG 300.0MG Updated Report 2020-01-27 80797
MINT-FLUOXETINE MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2020-01-27 57064
MINT-CIPROFLOX MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 500MG Updated Report 2020-01-27 57055
NARDIL ERFA CANADA 2012 INC Actual shortage 15MG New Report 2020-01-27 104431
THYROID TAB 30MG ERFA CANADA 2012 INC Resolved 30MG Updated Report 2020-01-27 101408
TENORETIC 50/25MG TAB ASTRAZENECA CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 25MG 50MG Updated Report 2020-01-27 104426
VINBLASTINE SULPHATE INJECTION TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 1MG Updated Report 2020-01-27 98185
LIDOCAINE HCL 0.4% AND 5% DEXTROSE INJ BAXTER CORPORATION Actual shortage 50MG 4MG Updated Report 2020-01-27 101629
SEPTA-LOSARTAN SEPTA PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 25MG Updated Report 2020-01-27 72089
SEPTA-LOSARTAN SEPTA PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2020-01-27 70874
TENORETIC 100/25MG TAB ASTRAZENECA CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 25MG 100MG Updated Report 2020-01-27 104401
SEPTA-LOSARTAN SEPTA PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 50MG Updated Report 2020-01-27 62907
HEPARIN SODIUM IN 0.9% SODIUM CHLORIDE INJECTION PFIZER CANADA ULC Resolved 2UNIT Updated Report 2020-01-27 98220
APO-ABACAVIR-LAMIVUDINE APOTEX INC Resolved 600MG 300MG Updated Report 2020-01-27 92016
TEVA-LENOLTEC NO. 4 TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 300MG 60MG Updated Report 2020-01-25 101145
TEVA-LENOLTEC NO. 3 TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 300MG 30MG 15MG Updated Report 2020-01-25 101707
ZENHALE MERCK CANADA INC Resolved 5MCG 200MCG Updated Report 2020-01-25 102507
ZYTRAM XL PURDUE PHARMA Resolved 150MG Updated Report 2020-01-25 103343
TEVA-ROSUVASTATIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 20MG Updated Report 2020-01-25 103561
COPHYLAC BAUSCH HEALTH, CANADA INC. Actual shortage 10MG 20MG Updated Report 2020-01-25 101027
ATACAND TAB 8MG ASTRAZENECA CANADA INC Resolved 8MG Updated Report 2020-01-25 103575
ATACAND TAB 16 MG ASTRAZENECA CANADA INC Resolved 16MG Updated Report 2020-01-25 103581
PROSCAR MERCK CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 5MG Updated Report 2020-01-24 102400
ACT ANASTROZOLE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 1MG New Report 2020-01-24 104374
TEVA-FLUOXETINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 20MG New Report 2020-01-24 104371
TEVA-TOPISONE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 0.05% New Report 2020-01-24 104368
TEVA-TOPILENE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 0.5MG New Report 2020-01-24 104365
TEVA-TOPISONE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage .05% New Report 2020-01-24 104362
TEVA-CLOBETASOL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 0.05% New Report 2020-01-24 104359
TEVA-CEPHALEXIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 500MG New Report 2020-01-24 104356
TEVA-FULVESTRANT INJECTION TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 50MG New Report 2020-01-24 104353
TEVA-TIAPROFENIC ACID TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 300MG New Report 2020-01-24 104350
TEVA-FUROSEMIDE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 80MG New Report 2020-01-24 104347
TEVA-ESOMEPRAZOLE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 40MG New Report 2020-01-24 104344

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
CIPRO BAYER INC To be discontinued 500MG Updated Report 2020-01-27 96049
AVELOX I.V. BAYER INC To be discontinued 400MG Updated Report 2020-01-27 73405
TENORETIC 100/25MG TAB ASTRAZENECA CANADA INC Reversed 25MG 100MG Updated Report 2020-01-27 94999
TENORETIC 50/25MG TAB ASTRAZENECA CANADA INC Reversed 25MG 50MG Updated Report 2020-01-27 94996
ACT LEVETIRACETAM TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 500MG New Report 2020-01-24 104304
ACT PAROXETINE ACTAVIS PHARMA COMPANY Discontinued 20MG New Report 2020-01-24 104300
TEVA-QUININE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 300MG New Report 2020-01-24 104294
NOVAMOXIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 250MG New Report 2020-01-24 104289
TEVA-ARIPIPRAZOLE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 5MG New Report 2020-01-24 104283
DEMEROL SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC To be discontinued 50MG Updated Report 2020-01-24 98380
ACT OLANZAPINE ODT TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 15MG New Report 2020-01-24 104277
TUSSIONEX SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC To be discontinued 5MG 10MG Updated Report 2020-01-24 98368
TEVA-ARIPIPRAZOLE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 5MG New Report 2020-01-24 104263
TEVA-LAMIVUDINE/ZIDOVUDINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 300MG 150MG New Report 2020-01-24 104260
TEVA-LISINOPRIL (TYPE P) TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 20MG New Report 2020-01-24 104257
DIANEAL PD 101 CAPD SOLUTION W 2.5% DEXTROSE BAXTER CORPORATION To be discontinued 392MG 2.5G 15.2MG 23.9MG 567MG Updated Report 2020-01-23 91399
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 Updated Report 2020-01-23 91388
TEVA-DEFERASIROX TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 250MG New Report 2020-01-21 103796
TEVA-DEFERASIROX TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 125MG New Report 2020-01-21 103791
TEVA-TRAVOPROST Z OPHTHALMIC SOLUTION TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 0.004% New Report 2020-01-21 103788