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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
VASERETIC MERCK CANADA INC Resolved 8MG 25MG Updated Report 2020-05-26 113158
DEFEROXAMINE MESYLATE FOR INJECTION PFIZER CANADA ULC Resolved 2G Updated Report 2020-05-26 110345
FOSRENOL SHIRE PHARMA CANADA ULC Actual shortage 250MG Updated Report 2020-05-26 115725
BRIVLERA UCB CANADA INC Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2020-05-26 115679
PRIVA-PRAVASTATIN PHARMAPAR INC Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2020-05-25 98597
PRIVA-PRAVASTATIN PHARMAPAR INC Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2020-05-25 98600
PRIVA-PRAVASTATIN PHARMAPAR INC Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2020-05-25 98604
PROTOPIC LEO PHARMA INC Anticipated shortage 0.1% Updated Report 2020-05-25 115732
PROTOPIC LEO PHARMA INC Anticipated shortage 0.03% Updated Report 2020-05-25 115716
REVATIO PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 0.8MG Updated Report 2020-05-25 110817
SANDOZ RISPERIDONE SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Resolved 2.0MG Updated Report 2020-05-25 114663
SANDOZ MONTELUKAST GRANULES SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Resolved 4MG Updated Report 2020-05-25 111166
SANDOZ ANAGRELIDE SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 0.5MG Updated Report 2020-05-25 102534
AURO-METRONIDAZOLE AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 500MG New Report 2020-05-25 115703
SANDOZ VALSARTAN SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 80MG Updated Report 2020-05-25 55060
SANDOZ VALSARTAN SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 80MG Updated Report 2020-05-25 55063
AURO-SOLIFENACIN AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2020-05-25 110201
SANDOZ VALSARTAN SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 320MG Updated Report 2020-05-25 55029
AURO-SERTRALINE AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 50MG Updated Report 2020-05-25 111601
SANDOZ TELMISARTAN SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2020-05-25 76233
SANDOZ TELMISARTAN SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2020-05-25 76227
SANDOZ OLANZAPINE ODT SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2020-05-25 115319
SANDOZ METOPROLOL SR SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 200MG New Report 2020-05-25 115684
AURO-SERTRALINE AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2020-05-25 112874
SANDOZ LEVETIRACETAM SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 500MG Updated Report 2020-05-25 109999
SANDOZ FINASTERIDE A SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 1MG Updated Report 2020-05-25 109951
SANDOZ FINASTERIDE A SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 1MG Updated Report 2020-05-25 109960
SANDOZ FINASTERIDE SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2020-05-25 89387
SANDOZ FINASTERIDE SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2020-05-25 99069
SANDOZ CANDESARTAN SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 32MG Updated Report 2020-05-25 79519
SANDOZ AMPHETAMINE XR SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 30MG Updated Report 2020-05-25 108901
SANDOZ TRAVOPROST SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 0.004% New Report 2020-05-25 115662
APO-TIMOP APOTEX INC Actual shortage 0.5% Updated Report 2020-05-25 92992
MAR-TADALAFIL MARCAN PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2020-05-25 109134
MAR-TADALAFIL MARCAN PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2020-05-25 109137
AURO-QUETIAPINE AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 300MG Updated Report 2020-05-25 111598
AURO-PREGABALIN AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 75MG Updated Report 2020-05-25 111592
APO-RAMIPRIL APOTEX INC Resolved 5MG Updated Report 2020-05-25 115404
APO-RAMIPRIL APOTEX INC Resolved 5MG Updated Report 2020-05-25 114955
ACETAMINOPHEN TABLETS USP 500 MG APOTEX INC Resolved 500MG Updated Report 2020-05-25 110339
ACETAMINOPHEN TABLETS USP 325 MG APOTEX INC Resolved 325MG Updated Report 2020-05-25 110329
ZOLOFT CAP 50MG PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 50MG Updated Report 2020-05-23 114876
MICARDIS 80MG TAB BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (CANADA) LTD LTEE Resolved 80MG Updated Report 2020-05-23 101910
AURO-ALENDRONATE AURO PHARMA INC Resolved 70MG Updated Report 2020-05-23 112862
AURO-OLANZAPINE ODT AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2020-05-22 56343
AURO-OLANZAPINE ODT AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2020-05-22 56346
AURO-OLANZAPINE ODT AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 15MG Updated Report 2020-05-22 56349
AURO-OLANZAPINE ODT AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2020-05-22 56352
AURO-LISINOPRIL AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2020-05-22 111550
AURO-LACOSAMIDE AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2020-05-22 107504

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
BELSOMRA MERCK CANADA INC Discontinued 20MG New Report 2020-05-15 115276
BELSOMRA MERCK CANADA INC Discontinued 15MG New Report 2020-05-15 115273
BELSOMRA MERCK CANADA INC Discontinued 10MG Updated Report 2020-05-15 115269
ACT DILTIAZEM T ACTAVIS PHARMA COMPANY Discontinued 300MG New Report 2020-05-14 115126
ACT DILTIAZEM T ACTAVIS PHARMA COMPANY Discontinued 240MG New Report 2020-05-14 115123