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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
FLORINEF PALADIN LABS INC Anticipated shortage 0.1MG Updated Report 2019-06-20 87124
ROSUVASTATIN SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2019-06-20 85435
TEPADINA ADIENNE SA Anticipated shortage 15MG Updated Report 2019-06-20 86671
NALOXONE HYDROCHLORIDE INJECTION USP TELIGENT OU Resolved 0.4MG Updated Report 2019-06-20 65888
ROPINIROLE SANIS HEALTH INC Actual shortage 0.25MG Updated Report 2019-06-20 87069
LABETALOL HYDROCHLORIDE INJECTION, USP MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2019-06-20 78454
CANDESARTAN HCT SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 12.5MG 16MG Updated Report 2019-06-20 84315
CILOXAN NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC Actual shortage 0.3% Updated Report 2019-06-20 85629
KETOROLAC AA PHARMA INC Actual shortage 0.5% Updated Report 2019-06-20 87054
ALPRAZOLAM PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 1MG Updated Report 2019-06-19 82426
TWYNSTA BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (CANADA) LTD LTEE Actual shortage 5MG 80MG New Report 2019-06-19 87104
PROSTIN E2 TABLETS PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 0.5MG Updated Report 2019-06-19 87101
TRANEXAMIC ACID TABLETS STERIMAX INC Actual shortage 500MG Updated Report 2019-06-19 85765
OLMETEC MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2019-06-19 83846
OLMETEC MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2019-06-19 83356
LOTRIDERM CREAM MERCK CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 0.05% 1% Updated Report 2019-06-19 83004
ASMANEX TWISTHALER MERCK CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 100MCG Updated Report 2019-06-19 80590
0.9% SODIUM CHLORIDE INJECTION, USP BAXTER CORPORATION Actual shortage 900MG Updated Report 2019-06-19 85239
DIPROSONE OINTMENT MERCK CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 0.05% New Report 2019-06-19 87086
PLAVIX SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 75MG Updated Report 2019-06-19 87048
OMNIPAQUE 240 GE HEALTHCARE CANADA INC Actual shortage 518MG New Report 2019-06-19 87081
APO-SELEGILINE APOTEX INC Actual shortage 5MG New Report 2019-06-19 87064
CANDESARTAN SANIS HEALTH INC Anticipated shortage 4MG New Report 2019-06-19 87077
JALYN GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Anticipated shortage 0.4MG 0.5MG Updated Report 2019-06-19 84337
CLINDOXYL GEL GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Actual shortage 50MG 10MG Updated Report 2019-06-19 85790
TELMISARTAN SANIS HEALTH INC Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2019-06-19 86050
ATOMOXETINE SANIS HEALTH INC Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2019-06-19 76872
APO-QUINAPRIL/HCTZ APOTEX INC Actual shortage 12.5MG 20MG New Report 2019-06-19 87060
APO-AMOXI CLAV APOTEX INC Actual shortage 875MG 125MG New Report 2019-06-19 87057
NIFEDIPINE AA PHARMA INC Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2019-06-19 85657
PRIVA-AMLODIPINE PHARMAPAR INC Resolved 2.5MG Updated Report 2019-06-19 82441
VENLAFAXINE XR PRO DOC LIMITEE Resolved 37.5MG Updated Report 2019-06-19 82182
TEVA-METOPROLOL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 50MG Updated Report 2019-06-19 86896
TEVA-METOPROLOL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 50MG Updated Report 2019-06-19 86899
TEVA-MODAFINIL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2019-06-19 86902
TEVA-RISEDRONATE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2019-06-19 86911
TEVA-ROSUVASTATIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2019-06-19 86914
TEVA-ROSUVASTATIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2019-06-19 86917
TEVA-ROSUVASTATIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2019-06-19 86920
TEVA-PREDNISOLONE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 1% Updated Report 2019-06-19 86933
TEVA-PREDNISOLONE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 1% Updated Report 2019-06-19 86936
TEVA-BISOPROLOL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2019-06-19 86818
TEVA-BUSPIRONE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2019-06-19 86846
TEVA-CARBAMAZEPINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 200MG Updated Report 2019-06-19 86859
TEVA-CARBAMAZEPINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 200MG Updated Report 2019-06-19 86879
TEVA-MEDROXYPROGESTERONE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 2.5MG Updated Report 2019-06-19 86884
TEVA-LATANOPROST TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 0.05MG Updated Report 2019-06-19 86930
TEVA-BICALUTAMIDE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 50MG Updated Report 2019-06-19 86960
TEVA-CANDESARTAN/HCTZ TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 12.5MG 16MG Updated Report 2019-06-19 86963
SILDENAFIL PRO DOC LIMITEE Resolved 50MG Updated Report 2019-06-19 84557

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
PRO-NAPROXEN EC - 375 PRO DOC LIMITEE To be discontinued 375MG Updated Report 2019-06-19 84067
APO-GEMFIBROZIL CAP 300MG USP APOTEX INC Discontinued New Report 2019-06-12 86557
APO-EXEMESTANE APOTEX INC Discontinued New Report 2019-06-12 86552
APO-CIPROFLOX APOTEX INC Discontinued New Report 2019-06-12 86547
APO-CEFPROZIL APOTEX INC Discontinued New Report 2019-06-12 86542
APO-TOLTERODINE APOTEX INC Discontinued 2MG Updated Report 2019-06-12 60828
APO-RISPERIDONE APOTEX INC Discontinued 3.0MG Updated Report 2019-06-12 60750
APO OXAZEPAM TAB 30MG APOTEX INC Discontinued 30MG Updated Report 2019-06-12 60681
APO-METFORMIN 850 MG TABLETS APOTEX INC Discontinued 850MG Updated Report 2019-06-12 40778
APO-BROMAZEPAM - TAB 3MG APOTEX INC Discontinued 3MG Updated Report 2019-06-12 60307
APO-CAPTO TAB 6.25MG APOTEX INC Discontinued 6.25MG Updated Report 2019-06-12 60339
TRAMADOL / ACETAMINOPHEN SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC To be discontinued 37.5MG 325MG New Report 2019-06-12 86439
BICALUTAMIDE SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC To be discontinued 50MG New Report 2019-06-12 86436
BICALUTAMIDE SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC To be discontinued 50MG New Report 2019-06-12 86431
GONAL-F EMD SERONO A DIVISION OF EMD INC CANADA To be discontinued 77MCG Updated Report 2019-06-12 75742
GONAL-F EMD SERONO A DIVISION OF EMD INC CANADA To be discontinued 33MCG Updated Report 2019-06-12 75734
DIPROLENE MERCK CANADA INC To be discontinued 0.5MG Updated Report 2019-06-11 68027
HYCAMTIN NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC Discontinued 4MG Updated Report 2019-06-11 8129
MYOCHRYSINE SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Discontinued 50MG New Report 2019-06-10 86073
MYOCHRYSINE SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Discontinued 25MG New Report 2019-06-10 86070