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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
PRISM0CAL B22K0/0 BAXTER CORPORATION Anticipated shortage 2.12G 7.14G 3.05G Updated Report 2021-05-12 139244
PRISM0CAL BAXTER CORPORATION Anticipated shortage 58.8G 0.284G 6.449G 0.108G Updated Report 2021-05-12 139241
PRISMASOL 4 BAXTER CORPORATION Anticipated shortage 0.314G 3.090G 6.450G 5.400G 22.00G 2.033G 5.145G Updated Report 2021-05-12 139238
PRISMASOL 0 BAXTER CORPORATION Anticipated shortage 5.4G 3.09G 6.45G 2.033G 5.145G Updated Report 2021-05-12 139235
VOLUVEN FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Anticipated shortage 6% Updated Report 2021-05-12 139230
KETOROLAC AA PHARMA INC Actual shortage 0.5% Updated Report 2021-05-12 137758
NITROFURANTOIN AA PHARMA INC Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2021-05-12 137101
DESMOPRESSIN SPRAY AA PHARMA INC Resolved 10MCG Updated Report 2021-05-12 136424
NITROFURANTOIN AA PHARMA INC Resolved 50MG Updated Report 2021-05-12 135022
VANCOCIN SEARCHLIGHT PHARMA INC Actual shortage 125MG Updated Report 2021-05-12 135754
VANCOCIN SEARCHLIGHT PHARMA INC Actual shortage 250MG Updated Report 2021-05-12 135757
APO-TRAZODONE TABLETS 50MG APOTEX INC Actual shortage 50MG Updated Report 2021-05-12 138984
APO-METHYLPHENIDATE ER APOTEX INC Actual shortage 36MG Updated Report 2021-05-12 138963
APO-METHYLPHENIDATE ER APOTEX INC Actual shortage 18MG Updated Report 2021-05-12 138960
LORAZEPAM INJECTION USP PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 4MG Updated Report 2021-05-12 127901
APO-EMTRICITABINE-TENOFOVIR APOTEX INC Actual shortage 300MG 200MG Updated Report 2021-05-12 137241
ERAXIS PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2021-05-12 136227
ISOPTO ATROPINE ALCON CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 1% New Report 2021-05-12 139200
PMS-DEXAMETHASONE SOD PHOSPHATE INJ 10MG/ML PHARMASCIENCE INC Resolved 10MG Updated Report 2021-05-12 132436
KADIAN BGP PHARMA ULC Resolved 20MG Updated Report 2021-05-12 138676
APIDRA SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Resolved 100UNIT Updated Report 2021-05-12 138831
HYPERTET S/D GRIFOLS THERAPEUTICS LLC Resolved 250UNIT Updated Report 2021-05-12 139131
XARELTO BAYER INC Actual shortage 2.5MG Updated Report 2021-05-11 138713
LOVENOX SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 40MG Updated Report 2021-05-11 136137
XYLOCAINE 1% ASPEN PHARMACARE CANADA INC. Anticipated shortage 10MG Updated Report 2021-05-11 138180
CLARUS MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Anticipated shortage 10MG Updated Report 2021-05-11 137415
MYLAN-VERAPAMIL SR MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 120MG Updated Report 2021-05-11 137769
INDAYO MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 0.15MG 0.03MG Updated Report 2021-05-11 135797
KADIAN BGP PHARMA ULC Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2021-05-11 130843
ISOPTIN SR BGP PHARMA ULC Actual shortage 120MG Updated Report 2021-05-11 135787
LUVOX BGP PHARMA ULC Actual shortage 50MG Updated Report 2021-05-11 131544
ANDROGEL BGP PHARMA ULC Actual shortage 1% New Report 2021-05-11 139166
COZAAR ORGANON CANADA INC. Actual shortage 25MG Updated Report 2021-05-11 138074
CITALOPRAM-10 PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2021-05-11 127481
ESBRIET HOFFMANN-LA ROCHE LIMITED Actual shortage 267MG Updated Report 2021-05-11 137715
LANTUS SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Resolved 100UNIT Updated Report 2021-05-11 138648
TOUJEO DOUBLESTAR SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Resolved 300UNIT Updated Report 2021-05-11 138651
HYZAAR ORGANON CANADA INC. Actual shortage 50MG 12.5MG Updated Report 2021-05-10 136481
TEVA-ROSUVASTATIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2021-05-10 138907
TEVA-5 ASA TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 400MG Updated Report 2021-05-10 138904
TEVA-LACOSAMIDE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 50MG Updated Report 2021-05-10 138323
TEVA-LOSARTAN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2021-05-10 138312
TEVA-LOSARTAN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 50MG Updated Report 2021-05-10 138309
TEVA-LOSARTAN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 25MG Updated Report 2021-05-10 138306
TEVA-SUCRALFATE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 1G Updated Report 2021-05-10 138300
TEVA-BUSPIRONE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2021-05-10 138294
TEVA-BUDESONIDE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 0.5MG Updated Report 2021-05-10 138291
TEVA-LENOLTEC NO. 2 TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 15MG 15MG 300MG Updated Report 2021-05-10 138285
ACT PIOGLITAZONE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 30MG Updated Report 2021-05-10 137905
TEVA-LOSARTAN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2021-05-10 137902

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
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 2021-05-12 118601
SANDOZ ESOMEPRAZOLE SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Discontinued 20MG New Report 2021-05-12 139203
ERWINASE JAZZ PHARMACEUTICALS FRANCE SAS Discontinued 10000UNIT Updated Report 2021-05-10 129623
APO-QUININE APOTEX INC Discontinued 300MG Updated Report 2021-05-10 60714
APO-QUININE APOTEX INC Discontinued 200MG Updated Report 2021-05-10 60711