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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
PROPOFOL BAXTER CORPORATION Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 90084
RAN-RANITIDINE RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 85902
RAN-PRAVASTATIN RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 80635
RAN-METFORMIN RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Resolved 500MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 87385
TOMUDEX PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 2MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 91890
RAN-RANITIDINE RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 87388
RAN-ESOMEPRAZOLE RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 85326
RAN-ESOMEPRAZOLE RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 9259
RAN-OLANZAPINE ODT RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 85347
COTAZYM ECS 20 MERCK CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 100000UNIT 100000UNIT 25000UNIT New Report 2019-08-19 91881
RAN-OLANZAPINE ODT RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Resolved 20MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 85342
RAN-RANITIDINE RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 300MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 88746
RAN-CANDESARTAN RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 16MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 72724
RAN-CANDESARTAN RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 8MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 72727
RAN-CANDESARTAN RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 4MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 78745
RAN-IRBESARTAN RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 80632
RAN-VALSARTAN RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 74590
RAN-VALSARTAN RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 80MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 74596
RAN-VALSARTAN RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 160MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 1473
RAN-VALSARTAN RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 80MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 80641

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
DEPO-PROVERA STERILE AQUEOUS SUSPENSION 50 MG/ML PFIZER CANADA ULC Discontinued 50MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 79400
TEVA-LISINOPRIL (TYPE Z) TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 10MG New Report 2019-08-15 91648
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 New Report 2019-08-12 91388
DIANEAL PD4 CAPD SOLUTION WITH 2.5% DEXTROSE AND 2.5MEQ/L CALCIUM BAXTER CORPORATION To be discontinued 448MG 2.5G 5.08MG 18.3MG 538MG New Report 2019-08-12 91392
DIANEAL PD 101 CAPD SOLUTION W 1.5% DEXTROSE BAXTER CORPORATION To be discontinued 392MG 1.5G 15.2MG 23.9MG 567MG New Report 2019-08-12 91395