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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
REKOVELLE FERRING INC Actual shortage 36MCG Updated Report 2020-12-01 101018
REKOVELLE FERRING INC Actual shortage 12MCG Updated Report 2020-12-01 101024
REKOVELLE FERRING INC Actual shortage 72MCG Updated Report 2020-12-01 101003
DURATOCIN FERRING INC Actual shortage 100MCG Updated Report 2020-12-01 129238
ARAVA 20 MG SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2020-12-01 128414
HYDROMORPH CONTIN-CONTROLLED RELEASE CAP - 18MG PURDUE PHARMA Anticipated shortage 18MG New Report 2020-12-01 129224
HYDROMORPH CONTIN-CONTROLLED RELEASE CAP - 18MG PURDUE PHARMA Resolved 18MG Updated Report 2020-12-01 127123
DILAUDID PURDUE PHARMA Actual shortage 8MG Updated Report 2020-12-01 127120
APO-TADALAFIL APOTEX INC Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2020-12-01 127376
APO-RAMIPRIL APOTEX INC Actual shortage 2.5MG Updated Report 2020-12-01 127754
APO-LISINOPRIL TABLET 5 MG APOTEX INC Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2020-12-01 126292
APO-LISINOPRIL TABLET 20 MG APOTEX INC Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2020-12-01 128606
APO IBUPROFEN TAB 400MG APOTEX INC Actual shortage 400MG Updated Report 2020-12-01 126283
APO IBUPROFEN TAB 400MG APOTEX INC Actual shortage 400MG Updated Report 2020-12-01 77890
ISOPTIN SR BGP PHARMA ULC Actual shortage 120MG Updated Report 2020-12-01 118074
TEVETEN BGP PHARMA ULC Anticipated shortage 400MG New Report 2020-12-01 129203
SYNTHROID BGP PHARMA ULC Actual shortage 150MCG Updated Report 2020-12-01 124241
SYNTHROID BGP PHARMA ULC Actual shortage 100MCG Updated Report 2020-12-01 126687
SYNTHROID BGP PHARMA ULC Actual shortage 88MCG New Report 2020-12-01 129196
SYNTHROID BGP PHARMA ULC Anticipated shortage 25MCG New Report 2020-12-01 129193
KADIAN BGP PHARMA ULC Anticipated shortage 10MG New Report 2020-12-01 129190
MYLAN-NAPROXEN/ESOMEPRAZOLE MR MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Anticipated shortage 500MG 20MG New Report 2020-12-01 129187
MYLAN-CILAZAPRIL MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Anticipated shortage 5.0MG New Report 2020-12-01 129184
MYLAN-VERAPAMIL SR MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 120MG Updated Report 2020-12-01 110509
MYLAN-PROPAFENONE MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Anticipated shortage 150MG New Report 2020-12-01 129179
MYLAN-BUPROPION XL MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2020-12-01 125767
MYLAN-VERAPAMIL SR MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Anticipated shortage 180MG Updated Report 2020-12-01 120686
LOSARTAN HCT SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 100MG 25MG Updated Report 2020-12-01 120606
LOSARTAN HCT SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 100MG 25MG Updated Report 2020-12-01 120609
MYLAN-VERAPAMIL SR MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Resolved 240MG Updated Report 2020-12-01 121246
SYNTHROID BGP PHARMA ULC Resolved 200MCG Updated Report 2020-12-01 123504
LIDEMOL EMOLLIENT CREAM 0.05% VALEANT CANADA LP/VALEANT CANADA S.E.C. Actual shortage 0.05% Updated Report 2020-12-01 128529
LIDEX VALEANT CANADA LP/VALEANT CANADA S.E.C. Actual shortage 0.05% Updated Report 2020-12-01 128532
SODIUM BICARBONATE INJECTION, USP FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Actual shortage 84MG Updated Report 2020-12-01 128660
IRBESARTAN SANIS HEALTH INC Actual shortage 75MG Updated Report 2020-12-01 108347
APO-LANSOPRAZOLE-AMOXICILLIN-CLARITHROMYCIN APOTEX INC Actual shortage 30MG 500MG 500MG Updated Report 2020-12-01 125395
BIO-MOXIFLOXACIN BIOMED PHARMA Actual shortage 400MG Updated Report 2020-12-01 127818
OCTREOTIDE ACETATE OMEGA OMEGA LABORATORIES LTD Actual shortage 100MCG Updated Report 2020-11-30 129156
DEXAMETHASONE-OMEGA OMEGA LABORATORIES LTD Actual shortage 4MG Updated Report 2020-11-30 129153
AMIKACIN SULFATE INJECTION OMEGA LABORATORIES LTD Actual shortage 250MG Updated Report 2020-11-30 129150
THIAMIJECT INJECTION - LIQ IM IV 100MG/ML OMEGA LABORATORIES LTD Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2020-11-30 129146
TROMBOJECT 3% INJ 30MG/ML OMEGA LABORATORIES LTD Actual shortage 30MG Updated Report 2020-11-30 125276
TROMBOJECT 3% INJ 30MG/ML OMEGA LABORATORIES LTD Actual shortage 30MG Updated Report 2020-11-30 125279
STERILE WATER FOR INJECTION USP OMEGA LABORATORIES LTD Actual shortage 100% Updated Report 2020-11-30 101041
BAXEDIN PRE-OP OMEGA LABORATORIES LTD Actual shortage 0.5% New Report 2020-11-30 129137
ROTATEQ MERCK CANADA INC Avoided shortage 2210000UNIT 2840000UNIT 2220000UNIT 2040000UNIT 2290000UNIT Updated Report 2020-11-30 128247
PROQUAD MERCK CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 3.99Log10 PFU 3.00Log10 TCID50 4.30Log10 TCID50 3.00Log10 TCID50 Updated Report 2020-11-30 126964
ESOMEPRAZOLE PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2020-11-30 114022
APO-RAMIPRIL APOTEX INC Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2020-11-30 127370
VASOPRESSIN INJECTION USP SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Resolved 20UNIT Updated Report 2020-11-28 126961

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
PRAVACHOL BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CANADA Discontinued 20MG Updated Report 2020-12-01 68392
PRAVACHOL BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CANADA Discontinued 40MG Updated Report 2020-12-01 68395
PRAVACHOL BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CANADA To be discontinued 40MG New Report 2020-11-30 129134
PRAVACHOL BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CANADA To be discontinued 20MG New Report 2020-11-30 129131
AVANDIA GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Discontinued 4MG Updated Report 2020-11-27 113314
LOPRESOR SR 100MG NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC Discontinued 100MG New Report 2020-11-26 128967
POTASS CHLOR 40MEQ 5% DEX AND 0.9% SOD CHLOR BAXTER CORPORATION To be discontinued 5G 900MG 300MG New Report 2020-11-26 128947
IMURAN ASPEN PHARMACARE CANADA INC. To be discontinued 50MG New Report 2020-11-20 128667
LEVITRA BAYER INC Discontinued 5MG Updated Report 2020-11-20 121585
HUMIRA ABBVIE CORPORATION Discontinued 40MG Updated Report 2020-11-19 119141
CLINIMIX E BAXTER CORPORATION To be discontinued 90MG 210MG 20MG 261MG 58.5MG 24MG 205MG 20G 310MG 310MG 290MG 290MG 1.04G 1.04G 520MG 240MG 230MG 220MG 210MG Updated Report 2020-11-18 118604
CLINIMIX BAXTER CORPORATION To be discontinued 240MG 210MG 90MG 1.04G 575MG 340MG 250MG 515MG 20MG 10G 365MG 280MG 290MG 200MG 300MG 290MG Updated Report 2020-11-18 118601
CLINIMIX E BAXTER CORPORATION To be discontinued 205MG 261MG 58.5MG 24MG 16.6G 365MG 280MG 290MG 200MG 300MG 290MG 240MG 210MG 90MG 1.04G 575MG 340MG 250MG 515MG 20MG Updated Report 2020-11-18 118607
CLINIMIX BAXTER CORPORATION To be discontinued 200MG 300MG 290MG 240MG 210MG 90MG 1.04G 575MG 340MG 250MG 515MG 20MG 16.6G 365MG 280MG 290MG Updated Report 2020-11-18 118612
APO-BRIMONIDINE APOTEX INC Discontinued 0.2% New Report 2020-11-16 128438
LOPRESOR SR 100MG NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC To be discontinued 100MG Updated Report 2020-11-13 128056
DOM-CIPROFLOXACIN DOMINION PHARMACAL Discontinued 500MG New Report 2020-11-13 128343
TALWIN SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC To be discontinued 50MG Updated Report 2020-11-09 128146
LOPRESOR SR 100MG NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC Discontinued 100MG Updated Report 2020-11-07 128052
LOPRESOR SR 200 MG NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC Discontinued 200MG Updated Report 2020-11-07 128059