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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
PROTOPIC LEO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 0.1% Updated Report 2019-08-19 88434
APRESOLINE STERIMAX INC Anticipated shortage 20MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 91935
LEUCOVORIN CALCIUM INJECTION USP PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 78918
COZAAR MERCK CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 100MG New Report 2019-08-19 91930
COZAAR MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 50MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 88869
OVIMA 21 APOTEX INC Actual shortage 30MCG 150MCG New Report 2019-08-19 91923
CANDESARTAN HCT SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Avoided shortage 12.5MG 16MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 91355
TELMISARTAN HCTZ SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Avoided shortage 12.5MG 80.0MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 90037
LOSARTAN HCT SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 12.5MG 50MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 91360
OVIMA 28 APOTEX INC Actual shortage 30MCG 150MCG Updated Report 2019-08-19 85622
APO-MONTELUKAST APOTEX INC Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 72357
ALYSENA 28 APOTEX INC Actual shortage 20MCG 100MCG Updated Report 2019-08-19 84101
ALPRAZOLAM-0.25 PRO DOC LIMITEE Anticipated shortage .25MG New Report 2019-08-19 91908
PROPOFOL BAXTER CORPORATION Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 90084
RAN-RANITIDINE RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 85902
RAN-PRAVASTATIN RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 80635
RAN-METFORMIN RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Resolved 500MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 87385
TOMUDEX PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 2MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 91890
RAN-RANITIDINE RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 87388
RAN-ESOMEPRAZOLE RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 85326

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
DEPO-PROVERA STERILE AQUEOUS SUSPENSION 50 MG/ML PFIZER CANADA ULC Discontinued 50MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 79400
TEVA-LISINOPRIL (TYPE Z) TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 10MG New Report 2019-08-15 91648
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 New Report 2019-08-12 91388
DIANEAL PD4 CAPD SOLUTION WITH 2.5% DEXTROSE AND 2.5MEQ/L CALCIUM BAXTER CORPORATION To be discontinued 448MG 2.5G 5.08MG 18.3MG 538MG New Report 2019-08-12 91392
DIANEAL PD 101 CAPD SOLUTION W 1.5% DEXTROSE BAXTER CORPORATION To be discontinued 392MG 1.5G 15.2MG 23.9MG 567MG New Report 2019-08-12 91395