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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
MIDAZOLAM INJECTION USP PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2019-04-26 72818
CANDESARTAN SANIS HEALTH INC Actual shortage 16MG Updated Report 2019-04-26 80863
VOLTAREN OPHTHA NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 0.1% Updated Report 2019-04-26 71606
TOBREX NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC Resolved 3MG Updated Report 2019-04-26 80771
VASERETIC MERCK CANADA INC Resolved 25MG 8MG Updated Report 2019-04-26 79221
TEVA-CARBAMAZEPINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 200MG Updated Report 2019-04-26 82410
MONTELUKAST SODIUM TABLETS ACCORD HEALTHCARE INC Resolved 10MG Updated Report 2019-04-26 62913
OLMETEC MERCK CANADA INC Resolved 20MG Updated Report 2019-04-26 78421
INNOHEP LEO PHARMA INC Resolved 20000UNIT Updated Report 2019-04-26 79586
MYLAN-EMTRICITABINE/TENOFOVIR DISOPROXIL MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 300MG 200MG Updated Report 2019-04-26 82201
DILTIAZEM - CD PRO DOC LIMITEE Resolved 240MG Updated Report 2019-04-26 69057
DILTIAZEM - CD PRO DOC LIMITEE Resolved 180MG Updated Report 2019-04-26 80362
ACH-CANDESARTAN ACCORD HEALTHCARE INC Actual shortage 4MG Updated Report 2019-04-26 82422
ALPRAZOLAM PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 1MG Updated Report 2019-04-26 82426
APO-VENLAFAXINE XR APOTEX INC Actual shortage 75.0MG Updated Report 2019-04-25 82022
PRIVA-AMLODIPINE PHARMAPAR INC Actual shortage 2.5MG New Report 2019-04-25 82441
APO-CLINDAMYCIN APOTEX INC Resolved 300MG Updated Report 2019-04-25 74867
APO-CICLOPIROX APOTEX INC Actual shortage 8% Updated Report 2019-04-25 66919
DILTIAZEM - CD PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 120MG Updated Report 2019-04-25 68421
MAR-TRAMADOL/ACET MARCAN PHARMACEUTICALS INC Anticipated shortage 37.5MG 325MG Updated Report 2019-04-25 82413
TEVA-CARBAMAZEPINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 200MG Updated Report 2019-04-25 983
VIOKACE APTALIS PHARMA CANADA ULC Actual shortage 113400UNIT 112500UNIT 20880UNIT Updated Report 2019-04-25 73800
VASOTEC MERCK CANADA INC Avoided shortage 4MG Updated Report 2019-04-25 79334
VASOTEC MERCK CANADA INC Avoided shortage 16MG Updated Report 2019-04-25 79331
VASOTEC MERCK CANADA INC Avoided shortage 8MG Updated Report 2019-04-25 79328
SANDOMIGRAN DS PALADIN LABS INC Resolved 1MG Updated Report 2019-04-25 19806
MYLAN-VALACYCLOVIR MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 500MG Updated Report 2019-04-25 81807
IRBESARTAN-HCTZ PRO DOC LIMITEE Resolved 25MG 300MG Updated Report 2019-04-25 75548
MICARDIS 80MG TAB BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (CANADA) LTD LTEE Resolved 80MG Updated Report 2019-04-25 78335
AVAXIM SANOFI PASTEUR LIMITED Actual shortage 160UNIT Updated Report 2019-04-25 80335
LEFLUNOMIDE PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2019-04-25 82348
PREGNYL MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 10000UNIT 10ML Updated Report 2019-04-24 76749
PROPRANOLOL HYDROCHLORIDE INJECTION USP SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Anticipated shortage 1MG New Report 2019-04-24 82386
VANCOMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE FOR INJECTION, USP SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 1G Updated Report 2019-04-24 73886
BIO-ROSUVASTATIN BIOMED PHARMA Actual shortage 40MG New Report 2019-04-24 82376
BIO-PRAVASTATIN BIOMED PHARMA Actual shortage 40MG New Report 2019-04-24 82373
BIO-LEVETIRACETAM BIOMED PHARMA Actual shortage 750MG Updated Report 2019-04-24 43629
BIO-LEVETIRACETAM BIOMED PHARMA Actual shortage 250MG Updated Report 2019-04-24 43632
BIO-EZETIMIBE BIOMED PHARMA Actual shortage 10MG New Report 2019-04-24 82366
AURO-PRAMIPEXOLE AURO PHARMA INC Resolved 1MG Updated Report 2019-04-24 72020
BIO-CITALOPRAM BIOMED PHARMA Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2019-04-24 59460
BIO-CITALOPRAM BIOMED PHARMA Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2019-04-24 79097
BIO-CITALOPRAM BIOMED PHARMA Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2019-04-24 79100
BIO-FLUOXETINE BIOMED PHARMA Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2019-04-24 73754
BIO-DOMPERIDONE BIOMED PHARMA Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2019-04-24 72675
IMITREX NASAL SPRAY GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2019-04-24 82069
APO-THEO LA APOTEX INC Actual shortage 300MG New Report 2019-04-24 82343
APO-TOPIRAMATE APOTEX INC Actual shortage 25MG New Report 2019-04-24 82340
APO-TAMSULOSIN CR APOTEX INC Actual shortage 0.4MG New Report 2019-04-24 82337
APO-SERTRALINE APOTEX INC Actual shortage 25MG New Report 2019-04-24 82334

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
GD-QUINAPRIL GENMED A DIVISION OF PFIZER CANADA ULC Discontinued 20MG Updated Report 2019-04-24 62050
VOLTAREN SR NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC To be discontinued 100MG Updated Report 2019-04-23 80298
RANITIDINE SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC To be discontinued 150MG Updated Report 2019-04-22 76211
ATORVASTATIN-10 SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC To be discontinued 10MG Updated Report 2019-04-22 70938
ATENOLOL SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC To be discontinued 50MG Updated Report 2019-04-22 70935
STATEX SYRUP 1MG/ML PALADIN LABS INC To be discontinued 1MG New Report 2019-04-18 81996
STATEX DPS 50MG/ML PALADIN LABS INC Discontinued Updated Report 2019-04-18 81954
RIVA-OLMESARTAN LABORATOIRE RIVA INC Discontinued 20MG Updated Report 2019-04-18 81926
RIVA-OLMESARTAN LABORATOIRE RIVA INC Discontinued 40MG Updated Report 2019-04-18 81929
ULTRAVIST 240 BAYER INC Discontinued 50% New Report 2019-04-17 81959
ATORVASTATIN-20 SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC To be discontinued 20MG Updated Report 2019-04-15 70941
ATORVASTATIN-80 SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC To be discontinued 80MG Updated Report 2019-04-15 70947
BROMAZEPAM-6 - TAB 6MG PRO DOC LIMITEE To be discontinued 6MG New Report 2019-04-11 81471
ACT DILTIAZEM CD TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 180MG New Report 2019-04-11 81418
TEVA-LISINOPRIL (TYPE P) TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 10MG New Report 2019-04-11 81400
NOVAMOXIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 25MG New Report 2019-04-11 81393
TEVA-LAMOTRIGINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 25MG New Report 2019-04-11 81388
ACT DILTIAZEM CD TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 120MG New Report 2019-04-11 81381
TEVA-PREDNISONE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 5MG New Report 2019-04-11 81376
TEVA-FAMOTIDINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 20MG New Report 2019-04-11 81371