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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

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
DIABETA SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC To be discontinued 5MG New Report 2019-12-11 100938
DIABETA SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC To be discontinued 2.5MG New Report 2019-12-11 100935
ENGERIX-B GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC To be discontinued 10MCG New Report 2019-12-10 100907
ENGERIX-B GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC To be discontinued 20MCG New Report 2019-12-10 100904
TEVA-PAROXETINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 20MG New Report 2019-12-09 100547