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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
CIPRALEX -20MG LUNDBECK CANADA INC Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2020-01-17 103600
STALEVO NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC Actual shortage 200MG 12.5MG 50MG Updated Report 2020-01-17 101765
LOPRESOR SR 200 MG NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC Actual shortage 200MG Updated Report 2020-01-17 94696
TEVA-TOBRAMYCIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 60MG New Report 2020-01-17 103593
TEVA-RASAGILINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 1MG New Report 2020-01-17 103590
TEVA-RASAGILINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 0.5MG New Report 2020-01-17 103587
ACT METFORMIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 850MG New Report 2020-01-17 103584
ATACAND TAB 16 MG ASTRAZENECA CANADA INC Actual shortage 16MG New Report 2020-01-17 103581
TEVA-CEPHALEXIN 250 TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 250MG New Report 2020-01-17 103578
ATACAND TAB 8MG ASTRAZENECA CANADA INC Actual shortage 8MG Updated Report 2020-01-17 103575
TEVA-CEPHALEXIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 250MG New Report 2020-01-17 103572
TEVA-ALENDRONATE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 70MG New Report 2020-01-17 103569
TEVA-ROSUVASTATIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 40MG New Report 2020-01-17 103566
ZESTORETIC ASTRAZENECA CANADA INC Actual shortage 25MG 20MG Updated Report 2020-01-17 101520
TEVA-ROSUVASTATIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 20MG New Report 2020-01-17 103561
TEVA-BISOPROLOL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 5MG New Report 2020-01-17 103558
TEVA-SOLIFENACIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 10MG New Report 2020-01-17 103555
TEVA-BROMAZEPAM TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 3MG New Report 2020-01-17 103552
ACT BUPROPION XL ACTAVIS PHARMA COMPANY Actual shortage 300MG Updated Report 2020-01-17 68577
ACT METHYLPHENIDATE ER ACTAVIS PHARMA COMPANY Actual shortage 36MG Updated Report 2020-01-17 65996
ACT CELECOXIB ACTAVIS PHARMA COMPANY Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2020-01-17 92235
ACT CELECOXIB ACTAVIS PHARMA COMPANY Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2020-01-17 92232
TEVA-LEFLUNOMIDE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2020-01-17 102911
TEVA-LEFLUNOMIDE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2020-01-17 102901
TEVA-LOSARTAN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 50MG Updated Report 2020-01-17 99959
VINCRISTINE SULFATE INJECTION TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 1MG Updated Report 2020-01-17 99955
TEVA-TAMOXIFEN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2020-01-17 94381
TEVA-TAMOXIFEN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2020-01-17 92186
TEVA-PRAVASTATIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 40MG New Report 2020-01-17 103510
TEVA-LOSARTAN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2020-01-17 88189
TEVA-LOSARTAN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 25MG Updated Report 2020-01-17 88195
TEVA-IRBESARTAN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 300MG Updated Report 2020-01-17 88171
TEVA-LENOLTEC NO. 1 TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 300MG 8MG 15MG Updated Report 2020-01-17 99856
TEVA-VARENICLINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 0.5MG 1MG Updated Report 2020-01-17 97159
ACT ROPINIROLE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 0.25MG Updated Report 2020-01-17 96714
TEVA-METOPROLOL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Anticipated shortage 25MG Updated Report 2020-01-17 100308
TEVA-TADALAFIL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 20MG Updated Report 2020-01-17 98738
TEVA-PRAVASTATIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 40MG Updated Report 2020-01-17 92215
TEVA-PRAVASTATIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 20MG Updated Report 2020-01-17 94867
COTAZYM ECS 20 MERCK CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 100000UNIT 100000UNIT 25000UNIT Updated Report 2020-01-17 102416
5% DEXTROSE INJECTION, USP BAXTER CORPORATION Anticipated shortage 5G Updated Report 2020-01-17 103477
M-M-R II MERCK CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 5000UNIT 1000UNIT 1000UNIT Updated Report 2020-01-17 103430
MYLAN-VERAPAMIL SR MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Resolved 120MG Updated Report 2020-01-17 91047
MYLAN-TADALAFIL MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Resolved 5MG Updated Report 2020-01-17 94761
MYLAN-ACYCLOVIR MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Resolved 400MG Updated Report 2020-01-17 98539
MAVIK BGP PHARMA ULC Resolved 2MG Updated Report 2020-01-17 91626
ADVAIR 100 DISKUS GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Actual shortage 50MCG 100MCG Updated Report 2020-01-17 101807
NORVASC TAB 10MG PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2020-01-17 77476
TRAMADOL/ACET SANIS HEALTH INC Anticipated shortage 37.5MG 325.0MG New Report 2020-01-17 103483
PROPOFOL BAXTER CORPORATION Anticipated shortage 10MG New Report 2020-01-17 103474

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
ENGERIX-B GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC To be discontinued 10MCG Updated Report 2020-01-17 100907
ENGERIX-B GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC To be discontinued 20MCG Updated Report 2020-01-17 100904
ZYVOXAM 600 MG PFIZER CANADA ULC To be discontinued 600MG New Report 2020-01-17 103480
COMBIVENT UDV BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (CANADA) LTD LTEE Discontinued 0.2MG 1.0MG Updated Report 2020-01-15 84465
RHINOCORT TURBUHALER 100 MCG/DOSE ASTRAZENECA CANADA INC To be discontinued 100MCG Updated Report 2020-01-15 95737