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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
VASOPRESSIN INJECTION USP SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Resolved 20UNIT Updated Report 2020-11-28 126961
SANDOZ TRANDOLAPRIL SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Resolved 4MG Updated Report 2020-11-28 127782
TOBRAMYCIN INHALATION SOLUTION SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 300MG Updated Report 2020-11-28 129111
PRAMIPEXOLE PRO DOC LIMITEE Resolved 0.25MG Updated Report 2020-11-28 124275
MARCAINE E PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 50MG 0.182MG Updated Report 2020-11-28 127031
SANDOZ IRBESARTAN SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Resolved 300MG Updated Report 2020-11-28 128158
SANDOZ ESTRADIOL DERM 75 SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 75MCG Updated Report 2020-11-28 129098
SANDOZ IRBESARTAN HCT SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 150MG 12.5MG Updated Report 2020-11-28 129102
SANDOZ PROCTOMYXIN HC SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 0.5% 0.5% 1% 1% Updated Report 2020-11-28 129107
APO-DEFERASIROX APOTEX INC Resolved 250MG Updated Report 2020-11-28 121891
APO-PREGABALIN APOTEX INC Resolved 300MG Updated Report 2020-11-28 126771
SANDOZ LISINOPRIL HCT SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 20MG 12.5MG Updated Report 2020-11-27 127772
SANDOZ PRAVASTATIN TABLETS SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2020-11-27 122973
SANDOZ PRAMIPEXOLE SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 0.25MG Updated Report 2020-11-27 127777
TIMOLOL MALEATE-EX SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 0.50% Updated Report 2020-11-27 100873
TIMOLOL MALEATE-EX SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 0.25% Updated Report 2020-11-27 94633
SANDOZ TIMOLOL SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 0.5% Updated Report 2020-11-27 93445
SANDOZ TIMOLOL SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 0.5% Updated Report 2020-11-27 93442
SANDOZ OLANZAPINE ODT SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2020-11-27 128163
SANDOZ VALSARTAN SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 80MG Updated Report 2020-11-27 128429
SANDOZ VALSARTAN SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 80MG Updated Report 2020-11-27 128426
SANDOZ ATOMOXETINE SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2020-11-27 128417
APO-MEDROXY APOTEX INC Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2020-11-27 123944
APO-PRUCALOPRIDE APOTEX INC Resolved 2MG Updated Report 2020-11-27 124795
APO-MYCOPHENOLATE APOTEX INC Actual shortage 250MG Updated Report 2020-11-27 123951
APO-RASAGILINE APOTEX INC Actual shortage 1MG Updated Report 2020-11-27 126777
APO-DILTIAZ CD APOTEX INC Resolved 180MG Updated Report 2020-11-27 128594
CORTEF TABLETS 10MG PFIZER CANADA ULC Anticipated shortage 10MG Updated Report 2020-11-27 125776
CARBOPLATIN INJECTION TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 10MG New Report 2020-11-27 129056
TEVA-COTRIDIN EXPECTORANT TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 2MG 30MG 100MG 10MG New Report 2020-11-27 129053
TEVA-TOLTERODINE LA TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 4MG New Report 2020-11-27 129050
TEVA-GABAPENTIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 600MG Updated Report 2020-11-27 129045
RATIO-TOPISALIC TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 0.5MG 20MG New Report 2020-11-27 129042
TEVA-CODEINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 30MG New Report 2020-11-27 129039
ACT FLUCONAZOLE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 100MG New Report 2020-11-27 129036
XYLOCAINE DENTAL LIDOCAINE HCL 2% AND EPINEPHRINE 1:100,000 DENTSPLY CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 20.00MG 0.01MG Updated Report 2020-11-27 126631
SYNTHROID BGP PHARMA ULC Resolved 112MCG Updated Report 2020-11-27 124238
YASMIN 28 BAYER INC Actual shortage 3MG 0.03MG Updated Report 2020-11-27 128494
ORENCIA BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CANADA Resolved 125MG Updated Report 2020-11-27 128713
ISOPROTERENOL HYDROCHLORIDE INJECTION USP SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 0.2MG Updated Report 2020-11-27 124327
ESTALIS 140/50 MCG NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC Actual shortage 50MCG 140MCG Updated Report 2020-11-27 128877
DICLOFENAC PHARMA STULLN INC. Actual shortage 0.1% Updated Report 2020-11-27 128917
SINEMET 250/25 MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 25MG 250MG Updated Report 2020-11-26 80490
TEVA-CHLORPROMAZINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 100MG Updated Report 2020-11-26 127604
TEVA-ZOLMITRIPTAN OD TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 2.5MG Updated Report 2020-11-26 126933
ACT RALOXIFENE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 60MG Updated Report 2020-11-26 126909
OXALIPLATIN INJECTION TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 5MG Updated Report 2020-11-26 126533
PORTIA 21 TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 0.15MG 0.03MG Updated Report 2020-11-26 126530
TEVA-MELOXICAM TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 7.5MG Updated Report 2020-11-26 126522
TEVA-MELOXICAM TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 15MG Updated Report 2020-11-26 125506

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
AVANDIA GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Discontinued 4MG Updated Report 2020-11-27 113314
LOPRESOR SR 100MG NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC Discontinued 100MG New Report 2020-11-26 128967
POTASS CHLOR 40MEQ 5% DEX AND 0.9% SOD CHLOR BAXTER CORPORATION To be discontinued 5G 900MG 300MG New Report 2020-11-26 128947
IMURAN ASPEN PHARMACARE CANADA INC. To be discontinued 50MG New Report 2020-11-20 128667
LEVITRA BAYER INC Discontinued 5MG Updated Report 2020-11-20 121585