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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
PROPOFOL BAXTER CORPORATION Anticipated shortage 10MG New Report 2020-01-17 103474
REPAGLINIDE PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 1MG Updated Report 2020-01-17 102499
ZESTORETIC ASTRAZENECA CANADA INC Actual shortage 25MG 20MG Updated Report 2020-01-17 101520
TEMODAL MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2020-01-17 102419
M-M-R II MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 5000UNIT 1000UNIT 1000UNIT Updated Report 2020-01-17 103430
IFEX (IFOSFAMIDE) 3 G/VIAL BAXTER CORPORATION Actual shortage 3G Updated Report 2020-01-17 103465
ROFACT BAUSCH HEALTH, CANADA INC. Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2020-01-16 93236
ROFACT BAUSCH HEALTH, CANADA INC. Anticipated shortage 300MG Updated Report 2020-01-16 93246
VINORELBINE INJECTION FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Resolved 10MG Updated Report 2020-01-16 33098
VINORELBINE INJECTION FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Resolved 10MG Updated Report 2020-01-16 33103

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
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
LIORESAL TAB 10MG NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC To be discontinued 10MG New Report 2020-01-10 103078
LIORESAL D.S. TAB 20MG NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC To be discontinued 20MG New Report 2020-01-10 103075
TRI-CYCLEN TABLETS - 28-DAY JANSSEN INC To be discontinued 0.035MG 0.035MG 0.035MG 0.18MG 0.215MG 0.25MG Updated Report 2020-01-10 92257
MICRONOR TABLETS 28-DAY JANSSEN INC To be discontinued 0.35MG Updated Report 2020-01-10 101817
AVELOX I.V. BAYER INC To be discontinued 400MG Updated Report 2020-01-09 73405
VALSARTAN HCT SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Discontinued 25MG 320MG Updated Report 2020-01-09 94211
VOLTAREN NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC To be discontinued 50MG New Report 2020-01-08 102699
DIANEAL PD4 CAPD SOLUTION WITH 1.5% DEXTROSE AND 2.5MEQ/L CALCIUM BAXTER CORPORATION To be discontinued 448MG 1.5G 5.08MG 18.3MG 538MG Updated Report 2020-01-02 91388
DIANEAL PD 101 CAPD SOLUTION W 2.5% DEXTROSE BAXTER CORPORATION To be discontinued 392MG 2.5G 15.2MG 23.9MG 567MG Updated Report 2020-01-02 91399
APO-LAMIVUDINE HBV APOTEX INC Discontinued 100MG Updated Report 2019-12-21 60563
APO-ALENDRONATE APOTEX INC Discontinued 5MG Updated Report 2019-12-21 71023
APO-DIPYRIDAMOLE-FC TAB 75MG APOTEX INC Discontinued 75MG Updated Report 2019-12-21 101880
APO-DIPYRIDAMOLE-FC TAB 50MG APOTEX INC To be discontinued 50MG New Report 2019-12-20 101891
APO-DIPYRIDAMOLE-FC TAB 25MG APOTEX INC To be discontinued 25MG New Report 2019-12-20 101888
APO-ALENDRONATE APOTEX INC To be discontinued 10MG Updated Report 2019-12-20 71026
APO-ALENDRONATE APOTEX INC To be discontinued 10MG Updated Report 2019-12-20 60163
TRI-CYCLEN LO (-21 DAY) JANSSEN INC To be discontinued 0.025MG 0.025MG 0.025MG 0.180MG 0.215MG 0.250MG New Report 2019-12-20 101820
CYCLEN TABLETS (28 DAY) JANSSEN INC To be discontinued 0.035MG 0.25MG New Report 2019-12-20 101814