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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
SANDOZ MOXIFLOXACIN SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Resolved 0.5% Updated Report 2020-09-21 119335
SANDOZ MEMANTINE FCT SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Resolved 10MG Updated Report 2020-09-21 96474
SANDOZ CANDESARTAN PLUS SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Resolved 25MG 32MG Updated Report 2020-09-21 75449
COVERSYL SERVIER CANADA INC Actual shortage 8MG Updated Report 2020-09-21 124490
SUBLOCADE INDIVIOR UK LIMITED Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2020-09-21 123461
APO-WARFARIN APOTEX INC Resolved 5MG Updated Report 2020-09-21 119773
APO-WARFARIN APOTEX INC Resolved 5MG Updated Report 2020-09-21 121343
APO-RASAGILINE APOTEX INC Resolved 1MG Updated Report 2020-09-21 118775
APO-PHENYTOIN SODIUM APOTEX INC Resolved 100MG Updated Report 2020-09-21 123960
APO-OXYCODONE/ACET APOTEX INC Resolved 5MG 325MG Updated Report 2020-09-21 119762
APO-LEVOCARB-TAB 25MG/100MG APOTEX INC Resolved 25MG 100MG Updated Report 2020-09-21 123939
APO-DEXAMETHASONE APOTEX INC Resolved 0.5MG Updated Report 2020-09-21 100271
APO-CARVEDILOL APOTEX INC Resolved 6.25MG Updated Report 2020-09-21 95853
APO-CARVEDILOL APOTEX INC Resolved 3.125MG Updated Report 2020-09-21 117348
APO-CARVEDILOL APOTEX INC Resolved 25MG Updated Report 2020-09-21 93668
APO-CARVEDILOL APOTEX INC Resolved 12.5MG Updated Report 2020-09-21 95842
OMNIPAQUE 240 GE HEALTHCARE CANADA INC Actual shortage 518MG Updated Report 2020-09-21 121295
OMNIPAQUE 240 GE HEALTHCARE CANADA INC Actual shortage 518MG Updated Report 2020-09-21 122250
THALLOUS CHLORIDE TI 201 INJECTION GE HEALTHCARE CANADA INC Resolved 37MBq Updated Report 2020-09-21 124539
ADREVIEW GE HEALTHCARE CANADA INC Resolved 74MBq Updated Report 2020-09-21 124542
SANDOZ FINASTERIDE A SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Resolved 1MG Updated Report 2020-09-21 123392
KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE INJECTION USP SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 30MG Updated Report 2020-09-21 116929
SANDOZ IRBESARTAN SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 300MG Updated Report 2020-09-21 80210
SANDOZ IRBESARTAN SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 75MG Updated Report 2020-09-21 75492
SANDOZ IRBESARTAN SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 300MG Updated Report 2020-09-21 78500
SANDOZ IRBESARTAN SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2020-09-21 74642
SANDOZ IRBESARTAN SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2020-09-21 80205
SANDOZ IRBESARTAN HCT SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 300MG 25MG New Report 2020-09-21 124621
CEFTRIAXONE SODIUM FOR INJECTION BP PFIZER CANADA ULC Anticipated shortage 2G New Report 2020-09-21 124615
SANDOZ IRBESARTAN HCT SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 300MG 25MG New Report 2020-09-21 124617
SANDOZ IRBESARTAN HCT SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 300MG 12.5MG New Report 2020-09-21 124612
SANDOZ IRBESARTAN HCT SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 300MG 12.5MG New Report 2020-09-21 124609
VANCOMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE FOR INJECTION, USP PFIZER CANADA ULC Anticipated shortage 10G New Report 2020-09-21 124603
SANDOZ IRBESARTAN HCT SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 150MG 12.5MG New Report 2020-09-21 124606
SANDOZ IRBESARTAN HCT SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 150MG 12.5MG New Report 2020-09-21 124600
SANDOZ FINASTERIDE SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2020-09-21 89384
SANDOZ ESTRADIOL DERM 100 SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 100MCG Updated Report 2020-09-21 124301
SANDOZ ENTACAPONE SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 200MG Updated Report 2020-09-21 124592
SANDOZ DICLOFENAC RAPIDE SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 50MG Updated Report 2020-09-21 124589
SANDOZ AMIODARONE SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 200MG Updated Report 2020-09-21 121064
ERYTHROMYCIN OPHTHALMIC OINTMENT USP LABORATOIRES STERIGEN INC Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2020-09-21 9975
MAR-RIZATRIPTAN ODT MARCAN PHARMACEUTICALS INC Resolved 5MG Updated Report 2020-09-21 117422
APO-CANDESARTAN APOTEX INC Resolved 32MG Updated Report 2020-09-21 114928
APO-CANDESARTAN APOTEX INC Resolved 16MG Updated Report 2020-09-21 118763
VISKEN ARALEZ PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2020-09-21 122899
VISKEN ARALEZ PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2020-09-21 122896
TWYNSTA BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (CANADA) LTD LTEE Resolved 80MG 10MG Updated Report 2020-09-19 123133
SELECT 1/35 (21-DAY) PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 1.0MG 0.035MG Updated Report 2020-09-19 124563
SYNPHASIC 28 TABLETS PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 0.035MG 0.5MG 1.0MG Updated Report 2020-09-19 124566
MIDAZOLAM INJECTION FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Resolved 5MG Updated Report 2020-09-19 121647

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
TYLENOL WITH CODEINE NO. 4 JANSSEN INC To be discontinued 300MG 60MG Updated Report 2020-09-21 112229
TRAMACET JANSSEN INC Discontinued 325MG 37.5MG Updated Report 2020-09-18 112223
M-RANITIDINE MANTRA PHARMA INC Discontinued 150MG New Report 2020-09-17 124442
M-RANITIDINE MANTRA PHARMA INC Discontinued 300MG New Report 2020-09-17 124425
SANDOZ QUETIAPINE SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Discontinued 100MG Updated Report 2020-09-16 124288