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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
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
RAN-ESOMEPRAZOLE RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 9259
RAN-OLANZAPINE ODT RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 85347
COTAZYM ECS 20 MERCK CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 100000UNIT 100000UNIT 25000UNIT New Report 2019-08-19 91881
RAN-OLANZAPINE ODT RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Resolved 20MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 85342
RAN-RANITIDINE RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 300MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 88746
RAN-CANDESARTAN RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 16MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 72724
RAN-CANDESARTAN RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 8MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 72727
RAN-CANDESARTAN RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 4MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 78745
RAN-IRBESARTAN RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 80632
RAN-VALSARTAN RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 74590
RAN-VALSARTAN RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 80MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 74596
RAN-VALSARTAN RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 160MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 1473
RAN-VALSARTAN RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 80MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 80641
RAN-VALSARTAN RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 160MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 75289
RAN-IRBESARTAN RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 300MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 75896
RAN-IRBESARTAN RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 75MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 74585
RAN-ROPINIROLE RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 0.25MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 75900
RAN-ROPINIROLE RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 2.0MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 85084
RAN-VENLAFAXINE XR RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 75MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 75298
RAN-VENLAFAXINE XR RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 75MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 75301
RAN-SIMVASTATIN RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 77429
RAN-RISPERIDONE RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Resolved 3.0MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 90767
RAN-DOMPERIDONE RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 74579
RAN-ENALAPRIL RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 4MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 89734
RAN-ESCITALOPRAM RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 87382
RAN-PREGABALIN RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 300MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 90764
RAN-LANSOPRAZOLE RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 30MG New Report 2019-08-19 91258
RAN-CANDESARTAN RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 32MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 85078
SUNPHARMA ROSUVASTATIN SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 75286
LUSTRA-AF TAROPHARMA, A DIVISION OF TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC. Resolved 7.5% 4% 3% Updated Report 2019-08-19 2113
LYDERM CREAM 0.05% TAROPHARMA, A DIVISION OF TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC. Actual shortage 0.05% Updated Report 2019-08-19 89692
HYDROVAL CREAM 0.2% TAROPHARMA, A DIVISION OF TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC. Actual shortage 0.2% New Report 2019-08-19 91242

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