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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
SANDOZ IRBESARTAN HCT SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 25MG 300MG Updated Report 2020-04-06 80200
SANDOZ IRBESARTAN HCT SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 12.5MG 300MG Updated Report 2020-04-06 80194
SANDOZ IRBESARTAN HCT SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 12.5MG 300MG Updated Report 2020-04-06 77655
SANDOZ IRBESARTAN HCT SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 12.5MG 150MG Updated Report 2020-04-06 73141
SANDOZ IRBESARTAN HCT SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 12.5MG 150MG Updated Report 2020-04-06 73144
SANDOZ GLICLAZIDE MR SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 60MG New Report 2020-04-06 111116
SANDOZ GLICLAZIDE MR SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 60MG New Report 2020-04-06 111112
SANDOZ FAMCICLOVIR SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 250MG Updated Report 2020-04-06 109946
SANDOZ DONEPEZIL SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2020-04-06 109935
SANDOZ DILTIAZEM CD SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 120MG Updated Report 2020-04-06 59502
SANDOZ DICLOFENAC RAPIDE SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 50MG New Report 2020-04-06 111103
SANDOZ CANDESARTAN SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 8MG Updated Report 2020-04-06 79529
SANDOZ CANDESARTAN SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 8MG Updated Report 2020-04-06 79532
SANDOZ CANDESARTAN SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 8MG Updated Report 2020-04-06 70464
AZITHROMYCIN FOR INJECTION USP STERIMAX INC Actual shortage 500MG Updated Report 2020-04-06 111093
ETHACRYNATE SODIUM FOR INJECTION USP STERIMAX INC Actual shortage 50MG Updated Report 2020-04-06 94977
ASMANEX TWISTHALER MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 200MCG Updated Report 2020-04-06 108618
FRAXIPARINE ASPEN PHARMACARE CANADA INC. Anticipated shortage 9500UNIT New Report 2020-04-06 111066
APO-NALTREXONE APOTEX INC Anticipated shortage 50MG Updated Report 2020-04-06 111060
PROSCAR MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2020-04-06 102400

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
M-EZETIMIBE MANTRA PHARMA INC To be discontinued 10MG New Report 2020-04-06 111090
PMS-RAMIPRIL PHARMASCIENCE INC To be discontinued 10MG New Report 2020-04-06 111084
PMS-RAMIPRIL PHARMASCIENCE INC To be discontinued 5MG New Report 2020-04-06 111081
PMS-LISINOPRIL PHARMASCIENCE INC To be discontinued 10MG New Report 2020-04-06 111078
PMS-CILAZAPRIL PHARMASCIENCE INC To be discontinued 5.0MG New Report 2020-04-06 111075
PMS-CILAZAPRIL PHARMASCIENCE INC To be discontinued 5.0MG New Report 2020-04-06 111072
PMS-CILAZAPRIL PHARMASCIENCE INC To be discontinued 2.5MG New Report 2020-04-06 111069
PMS-CILAZAPRIL PHARMASCIENCE INC To be discontinued 1.0MG New Report 2020-04-06 111063
APO-HYDROMORPHONE CR APOTEX INC Discontinued 9MG New Report 2020-04-04 110977
APO-HYDROMORPHONE CR APOTEX INC Discontinued 4.5MG New Report 2020-04-04 110974
APO-HYDROMORPHONE CR APOTEX INC Discontinued 30MG New Report 2020-04-04 110971
APO-HYDROMORPHONE CR APOTEX INC Discontinued 24MG New Report 2020-04-04 110968
APO-HYDROMORPHONE CR APOTEX INC Discontinued 18MG New Report 2020-04-04 110965
APO-HYDROMORPHONE CR APOTEX INC Discontinued 12MG New Report 2020-04-04 110962
APO-HYDROMORPHONE CR APOTEX INC Discontinued 6MG New Report 2020-04-04 110959
APO-HYDROMORPHONE CR APOTEX INC Discontinued 3MG New Report 2020-04-04 110956
CIPRO BAYER INC To be discontinued 500MG Updated Report 2020-04-02 96049
SANDOZ DILTIAZEM T SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Discontinued New Report 2020-04-01 110324
ZERIT - CAP 15MG BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CANADA Discontinued 15MG Updated Report 2020-04-01 55453
POLYTOPIC SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Discontinued 500UNIT 10000UNIT New Report 2020-04-01 110309