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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
OLMETEC PLUS MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 25MG 40MG Updated Report 2019-06-25 78424
OLMETEC MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2019-06-25 83846
OLMETEC MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2019-06-25 83356
METRONIDAZOLE 5MG/ML INJECTION BAXTER CORPORATION Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2019-06-25 86984
PRO-HYDROXYQUINE - 200 PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 200MG Updated Report 2019-06-25 81265
PRO-FENO-SUPER - 100 PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2019-06-25 81262
TRICIRA LO APOTEX INC Actual shortage 0.025MG 0.025MG 0.025MG 0.180MG 0.215MG 0.250MG Updated Report 2019-06-25 80931
PRIVA-CITALOPRAM PHARMAPAR INC Anticipated shortage 20MG Updated Report 2019-06-25 86570
DIOFLUOR STRIPS DIOPTIC PHARMACEUTICALS INC Resolved 1MG Updated Report 2019-06-25 11479
MYLAN-BECLO AQ MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Anticipated shortage 50MCG New Report 2019-06-25 87466
MYLAN-EFAVIRENZ/EMTRICITABINE/TENOFOVIR DISOPROXIL FUMARATE MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Anticipated shortage 600MG 300MG 200MG New Report 2019-06-25 87463
MYLAN-NAPROXEN/ESOMEPRAZOLE MR MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Anticipated shortage 20MG 500MG New Report 2019-06-25 87460
MYLAN-EMTRICITABINE/TENOFOVIR DISOPROXIL MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 300MG 200MG Updated Report 2019-06-25 82201
LABETALOL HYDROCHLORIDE INJECTION, USP MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Anticipated shortage 5MG Updated Report 2019-06-25 78454
MYLAN-INDAPAMIDE MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 1.25MG Updated Report 2019-06-25 84997
MYLAN-MIRTAZAPINE MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Anticipated shortage 15MG Updated Report 2019-06-25 85061
CREON MINIMICROSPHERES 25 BGP PHARMA ULC Actual shortage 25500UNIT 1600UNIT 25000UNIT Updated Report 2019-06-25 85565
ISOPTIN SR BGP PHARMA ULC Actual shortage 240MG Updated Report 2019-06-25 81079
ISOPTIN SR BGP PHARMA ULC Actual shortage 240MG Updated Report 2019-06-25 81791
ANDROGEL BGP PHARMA ULC Anticipated shortage 1% Updated Report 2019-06-25 86893
APO-SERTRALINE APOTEX INC Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2019-06-25 85161
APO-SERTRALINE APOTEX INC Actual shortage 50MG Updated Report 2019-06-25 80539
APO-SERTRALINE APOTEX INC Actual shortage 50MG Updated Report 2019-06-25 85613
APO-RIVASTIGMINE APOTEX INC Actual shortage 1.5MG Updated Report 2019-06-25 20900
APO-ONDANSETRON APOTEX INC Actual shortage 8MG Updated Report 2019-06-25 85604
APO-MOXIFLOXACIN APOTEX INC Actual shortage 400MG Updated Report 2019-06-25 45365
APO-DORZO-TIMOP APOTEX INC Actual shortage 5MG 20MG Updated Report 2019-06-25 290
APO-ALPRAZ TS APOTEX INC Actual shortage 2MG Updated Report 2019-06-25 54168
APO-ALPRAZ APOTEX INC Actual shortage 1MG Updated Report 2019-06-25 82331
APO-ALPRAZ APOTEX INC Actual shortage 0.25MG Updated Report 2019-06-25 79036
APO-ALPRAZ APOTEX INC Actual shortage 0.25MG Updated Report 2019-06-25 70520
BIACNA TOPICAL GEL VALEANT CANADA LP/VALEANT CANADA S.E.C. Actual shortage 0.025% 1.200% Updated Report 2019-06-25 85837
TARO-BENZOYL PEROXIDE / CLINDAMYCIN KIT TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 5% 1% New Report 2019-06-24 87416
TARO-CARBAMAZEPINE CHEWABLE TABLETS 100MG TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2019-06-24 84968
TARO-CARBAMAZEPINE CHEWABLE TABLETS 200MG TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 200MG Updated Report 2019-06-24 83902
TARO-IMIQUIMOD PUMP TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 5% Updated Report 2019-06-24 84994
TARO-TESTOSTERONE TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2019-06-24 85379
TARO-TESTOSTERONE GEL TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 1% Updated Report 2019-06-24 83914
TRIPLE ANTIBIOTIC OINTMENT TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 500UNIT 10000UNIT 0.25MG Updated Report 2019-06-24 72983
TARO-WARFARIN TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Resolved 1MG Updated Report 2019-06-24 85382
TARO-CLOBETASOL CREAM USP, 0.05% TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 0.05% Updated Report 2019-06-24 85373
LYDERM GEL 0.05% TAROPHARMA, A DIVISION OF TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC. Actual shortage 0.05% New Report 2019-06-24 87397
LYDERM GEL 0.05% TAROPHARMA, A DIVISION OF TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC. Actual shortage 0.05% New Report 2019-06-24 87394
RAN-RISPERIDONE RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 0.5MG New Report 2019-06-24 87391
RAN-RANITIDINE RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 150MG New Report 2019-06-24 87388
RAN-METFORMIN RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 500MG New Report 2019-06-24 87385
RAN-ESCITALOPRAM RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 10MG New Report 2019-06-24 87382
RAN-VENLAFAXINE XR RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2019-06-24 75295
RAN-VENLAFAXINE XR RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 37.5MG Updated Report 2019-06-24 75292
RAN-VALSARTAN RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2019-06-24 74590

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
PRO-FENO-SUPER - 100 PRO DOC LIMITEE To be discontinued 100MG New Report 2019-06-25 87484
PRO-HYDROXYQUINE - 200 PRO DOC LIMITEE To be discontinued 200MG New Report 2019-06-25 87481
NAPROXEN-NA PRO DOC LIMITEE Reversed 275MG Updated Report 2019-06-25 56681
PAROXETINE SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC To be discontinued 20MG Updated Report 2019-06-21 76230
ATORVASTATIN-40 SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC To be discontinued 40MG Updated Report 2019-06-21 70944