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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
RAN-TADALAFIL RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Resolved 10MG Updated Report 2019-12-14 97802
VENLAFAXINE XR PRO DOC LIMITEE Resolved 37.5MG Updated Report 2019-12-14 98056
PMS-VENLAFAXINE XR PHARMASCIENCE INC Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2019-12-14 6849
METOPROLOL TARTRATE INJECTION USP MDA INC. Resolved 1MG Updated Report 2019-12-14 92699
HYZAAR DS 100/25 MG MERCK CANADA INC Resolved 25MG 100MG Updated Report 2019-12-14 99496
HYZAAR MERCK CANADA INC Resolved 12.5MG 100MG Updated Report 2019-12-14 99499
DIFLUCAN PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 2MG Updated Report 2019-12-14 99522
COZAAR MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2019-12-13 98584
COZAAR MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 50MG Updated Report 2019-12-13 96256
APO-LEVOFLOXACIN APOTEX INC Actual shortage 750MG Updated Report 2019-12-13 89548
APO-LEVOFLOXACIN APOTEX INC Actual shortage 250MG Updated Report 2019-12-13 89545
APO-LEVOFLOXACIN APOTEX INC Actual shortage 500MG Updated Report 2019-12-13 89513
APO-ELETRIPTAN APOTEX INC Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2019-12-13 308
APO-ELETRIPTAN APOTEX INC Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2019-12-13 305
APO-DICLO SR APOTEX INC Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2019-12-13 55264
APO-DICLO SR APOTEX INC Actual shortage 75MG Updated Report 2019-12-13 55267
RABAVERT GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Actual shortage 2.5UNIT Updated Report 2019-12-13 96846
STALEVO NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC Actual shortage 200MG 37.5MG 150MG Updated Report 2019-12-13 97278
STALEVO NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC Actual shortage 200MG 25MG 100MG Updated Report 2019-12-13 97274
ALPHAGAN P ALLERGAN INC Actual shortage 0.15% Updated Report 2019-12-13 100498
TIAMOL CREAM 0.05% TAROPHARMA, A DIVISION OF TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC. Actual shortage 0.05% New Report 2019-12-13 101361
HYDROVAL CREAM 0.2% TAROPHARMA, A DIVISION OF TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC. Actual shortage 0.2% New Report 2019-12-13 101358
DERMOVATE CREAM TAROPHARMA, A DIVISION OF TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC. Actual shortage 0.05% New Report 2019-12-13 101355
KETODERM CREAM 2% TAROPHARMA, A DIVISION OF TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC. Resolved 2% Updated Report 2019-12-13 96890
HYDROVAL OINTMENT 0.2% TAROPHARMA, A DIVISION OF TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC. Actual shortage 0.2% Updated Report 2019-12-13 97755
TARO-ZOLEDRONIC ACID TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 5MG New Report 2019-12-13 101348
TARO-TESTOSTERONE GEL TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 1% New Report 2019-12-13 101345
TARO-TEMOZOLOMIDE TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 100MG New Report 2019-12-13 101342
NYADERM CRM 100000UNIT/GM TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 100000UNIT New Report 2019-12-13 101339
TARO-IMIQUIMOD PUMP TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 5% New Report 2019-12-13 101336
TARO-DIPYRIDAMOLE/ ASA TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 25MG 200MG New Report 2019-12-13 101333
TARO-DICLOFENAC TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 1.5% New Report 2019-12-13 101330
TARO-DEFERASIROX TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 500MG New Report 2019-12-13 101327
TARO-DEFERASIROX TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 250MG Updated Report 2019-12-13 101323
TARO-DEFERASIROX TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 125MG New Report 2019-12-13 101320
TARO-CALCITRIOL TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 0.25MCG New Report 2019-12-13 101317
BETADERM ONT 0.1% TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 0.1% New Report 2019-12-13 101314
BETADERM ONT 0.05% TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 0.5MG New Report 2019-12-13 101311
TARO-BENZOYL PEROXIDE / CLINDAMYCIN KIT TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 5% 1% New Report 2019-12-13 101308
TARO-TESTOSTERONE GEL TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Resolved 1% Updated Report 2019-12-13 98290
TARO-TESTOSTERONE TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2019-12-13 99736
TARO-TEMOZOLOMIDE TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 140MG Updated Report 2019-12-13 99733
TARO-TEMOZOLOMIDE TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2019-12-13 95531
TARO-TEMOZOLOMIDE TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2019-12-13 92841
TARO-TEMOZOLOMIDE TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2019-12-13 92837
TARO-TEMOZOLOMIDE TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2019-12-13 95528
TARO-TEMOZOLOMIDE TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2019-12-13 95525
TARO-PEMETREXED TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 500MG Updated Report 2019-12-13 92825
TARO-CLINDAMYCIN TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Resolved 1% Updated Report 2019-12-13 97833
TARO-CLINDAMYCIN TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Resolved 1% Updated Report 2019-12-13 96886

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
PROPYL-THYRACIL PALADIN LABS INC Discontinued 50MG Updated Report 2019-12-12 101076
CIPRO BAYER INC To be discontinued 500MG Updated Report 2019-12-11 96049
DEMEROL SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC To be discontinued 50MG Updated Report 2019-12-11 98380
TUSSIONEX SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC To be discontinued 5MG 10MG Updated Report 2019-12-11 98368
PLAVIX SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC To be discontinued 300MG New Report 2019-12-11 100941