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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
TERBINAFINE SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 250MG Updated Report 2019-11-15 90687
0.9% SODIUM CHLORIDE INJECTION, USP BAXTER CORPORATION Actual shortage 900MG Updated Report 2019-11-15 98688
GENOTROPIN PFIZER CANADA ULC Anticipated shortage 5.3MG Updated Report 2019-11-14 98766
RILUTEK SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 50MG Updated Report 2019-11-14 98763
PROCTODAN-HC SUPPOSITORIES ODAN LABORATORIES LTD Actual shortage 20MG 10MG 10MG Updated Report 2019-11-14 96265
PHARMA-AMLODIPINE PHARMASCIENCE INC Resolved 10MG Updated Report 2019-11-14 88031
TEVA-METOPROLOL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Anticipated shortage 100MG New Report 2019-11-14 98756
TEVA-METOPROLOL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Anticipated shortage 100MG New Report 2019-11-14 98753
TEVA-METOPROLOL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Anticipated shortage 50MG New Report 2019-11-14 98750
TEVA-METOPROLOL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Anticipated shortage 50MG New Report 2019-11-14 98747
RATIO-TOPISALIC TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 0.5MG 20MG New Report 2019-11-14 98744
TEVA-TECNAL C 1/4 TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 330MG 50MG 15MG 40MG New Report 2019-11-14 98741
TEVA-TADALAFIL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 20MG New Report 2019-11-14 98738
PHARMA-AMLODIPINE PHARMASCIENCE INC Resolved 2.5MG Updated Report 2019-11-14 88028
PMS-AMLODIPINE PHARMASCIENCE INC Resolved 2.5MG Updated Report 2019-11-14 4987
OXALIPLATIN INJECTION TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 5MG Updated Report 2019-11-14 94840
TEVA-LACOSAMIDE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 100MG Updated Report 2019-11-14 94831
TEVA-IMATINIB TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 100MG Updated Report 2019-11-14 92148
ACT QUETIAPINE ACTAVIS PHARMA COMPANY Actual shortage 25MG Updated Report 2019-11-14 94384
ACT BUPROPION XL ACTAVIS PHARMA COMPANY Actual shortage 300MG Updated Report 2019-11-14 68580
VINBLASTINE SULPHATE INJECTION TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 1MG Updated Report 2019-11-14 98185
TEVA-ROSUVASTATIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2019-11-14 96717
TEVA-FAMOTIDINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2019-11-14 94880
TEVA-FAMOTIDINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2019-11-14 94877
ACT RANITIDINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2019-11-14 94852
ACT RANITIDINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 300MG Updated Report 2019-11-14 94855
ACT RANITIDINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2019-11-14 94849
ACT RANITIDINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2019-11-14 94846
GLUCONORM 1.0MG NOVO NORDISK CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 1.0MG New Report 2019-11-14 98703
TEVA-VALSARTAN/HCTZ TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 12.5MG 80MG Updated Report 2019-11-14 94834
TEVA-LOSARTAN/HCTZ TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 25MG 100MG Updated Report 2019-11-14 88210
TEVA-LOSARTAN/HCTZ TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 12.5MG 100MG Updated Report 2019-11-14 88207
TEVA-CARBAMAZEPINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 200MG Updated Report 2019-11-14 86879
TEVA-CARBAMAZEPINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 200MG Updated Report 2019-11-14 86859
TEVA-FLUVASTATIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2019-11-14 71553
OXYTOCIN INJECTION USP PFIZER CANADA ULC Resolved 10UNIT Updated Report 2019-11-14 88234
VENLAFAXINE XR SANIS HEALTH INC Resolved 37.5MG Updated Report 2019-11-14 93859
VALACYCLOVIR SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 500MG Updated Report 2019-11-14 95652
PRIVA-PAROXETINE PHARMAPAR INC Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2019-11-14 98590
PRIVA-PAROXETINE PHARMAPAR INC Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2019-11-14 98594
OLMETEC PLUS MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 25MG 40MG Updated Report 2019-11-14 95399
LOESTRIN 1.5/30 ALLERGAN INC Resolved 30MCG 1.5MG Updated Report 2019-11-14 96089
CARNITOR LEADIANT BIOSCIENCES, INC Resolved 330MG Updated Report 2019-11-14 97654
COZAAR MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2019-11-14 98584
ACYCLOVIR SODIUM INJECTION STERIMAX INC Actual shortage 50MG Updated Report 2019-11-14 98615
DIASTAT VALEANT PHARMACEUTICALS NORTH AMERICA LLC Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2019-11-13 98671
MIOCHOL E BAUSCH & LOMB INC Anticipated shortage 10MG Updated Report 2019-11-13 96755
ETIBI BAUSCH HEALTH, CANADA INC. Anticipated shortage 100MG Updated Report 2019-11-13 85828
ARISTOCORT C VALEANT CANADA LP/VALEANT CANADA S.E.C. Anticipated shortage 0.5% Updated Report 2019-11-13 98658
ARISTOCORT R VALEANT CANADA LP/VALEANT CANADA S.E.C. Actual shortage 0.1% Updated Report 2019-11-13 96022

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
EMCYT PFIZER CANADA ULC Discontinued 140MG New Report 2019-11-12 98547
DEMEROL SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC To be discontinued 50MG New Report 2019-11-11 98380
NOVAHISTINE DH SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC To be discontinued 10MG 1.7MG New Report 2019-11-11 98377
NOVAHISTEX DH SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC To be discontinued 20MG 5MG New Report 2019-11-11 98374
NOVAHISTEX DH SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC To be discontinued 20MG 5MG New Report 2019-11-11 98371