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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
FLULAVAL TETRA ID BIOMEDICAL CORPORATION OF QUEBEC Actual shortage 15MCG 15MCG 15MCG 15MCG Updated Report 2019-09-17 94139
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE FOR INJECTION CONCENTRATE USP PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 149MG Updated Report 2019-09-17 78955
MYLAN-SIMVASTATIN MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 80MG Updated Report 2019-09-17 17773
MYLAN-SIMVASTATIN MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2019-09-17 17769
MYLAN-SIMVASTATIN MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2019-09-17 51639
MYLAN-SIMVASTATIN MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2019-09-17 51636
MYLAN-SIMVASTATIN MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2019-09-17 38547
CREON MINIMICROSPHERES 25 BGP PHARMA ULC Actual shortage 25500UNIT 1600UNIT 25000UNIT Updated Report 2019-09-17 92740
MAVIK BGP PHARMA ULC Anticipated shortage 2MG Updated Report 2019-09-17 91626
KADIAN BGP PHARMA ULC Anticipated shortage 100MG New Report 2019-09-17 94104
MAVIK BGP PHARMA ULC Actual shortage 0.5MG Updated Report 2019-09-17 91623
INDAYO MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Anticipated shortage 0.03MG 0.15MG New Report 2019-09-17 94099
MYLAN-VERAPAMIL MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 120MG Updated Report 2019-09-17 88302
MYLAN-VERAPAMIL SR MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 120MG Updated Report 2019-09-17 91047
MYLAN-VERAPAMIL MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 80MG Updated Report 2019-09-17 80452
MYLAN-EMTRICITABINE/TENOFOVIR DISOPROXIL MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 300MG 200MG Updated Report 2019-09-17 90113
MOVISSE MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 0.35MG Updated Report 2019-09-17 91044
MYLAN-HYDROXYUREA MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 500MG Updated Report 2019-09-17 72303
MYLAN-ATAZANAVIR MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 200MG Updated Report 2019-09-17 76489
RANITIDINE SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Anticipated shortage 300MG New Report 2019-09-17 94081
RANITIDINE SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Anticipated shortage 150MG New Report 2019-09-17 94078
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE INJECTION BAXTER CORPORATION Actual shortage 7.46MG Updated Report 2019-09-17 89426
PMS-VENLAFAXINE XR PHARMASCIENCE INC Actual shortage 37.5MG New Report 2019-09-17 94073
CYCLOMEN SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Actual shortage 50MG Updated Report 2019-09-17 58113
CYCLOMEN SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2019-09-17 87756
CYCLOMEN SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Actual shortage 200MG Updated Report 2019-09-17 76396
MYLAN-MINOCYCLINE MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2019-09-17 5919
MYLAN-MINOCYCLINE MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2019-09-17 7046
MYLAN-MINOCYCLINE MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 50MG Updated Report 2019-09-17 7049
MYLAN-BUPRENORPHINE/NALOXONE MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 8MG 2MG Updated Report 2019-09-17 3089
MYLAN-BUPRENORPHINE/NALOXONE MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 2MG 0.5MG Updated Report 2019-09-17 7392
SOLU-MEDROL PFIZER CANADA ULC Resolved 40MG Updated Report 2019-09-17 93117
ZYMAR ALLERGAN INC Actual shortage 0.3% Updated Report 2019-09-17 33440
ZYCLARA VALEANT CANADA LP/VALEANT CANADA S.E.C. Actual shortage 3.75% Updated Report 2019-09-17 89896
TAZORAC ALLERGAN INC Actual shortage 0.05% Updated Report 2019-09-17 93944
TAZORAC ALLERGAN INC Actual shortage 0.1% Updated Report 2019-09-17 93947
QUETIAPINE SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 25MG Updated Report 2019-09-17 93973
RANITIDINE SANIS HEALTH INC Actual shortage 300MG Updated Report 2019-09-17 93981
RANITIDINE SANIS HEALTH INC Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2019-09-17 93986
OMNISCAN GE HEALTHCARE CANADA INC Resolved 287MG Updated Report 2019-09-17 93472
GLUMETZA VALEANT CANADA LP/VALEANT CANADA S.E.C. Actual shortage 1000MG Updated Report 2019-09-17 93535
PMS-RABEPRAZOLE EC PHARMASCIENCE INC Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2019-09-17 93831
PMS-TESTOSTERONE PHARMASCIENCE INC Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2019-09-17 93837
GENOTROPIN PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 1.4MG Updated Report 2019-09-17 93856
MUSE PALADIN LABS INC Actual shortage 250MCG Updated Report 2019-09-17 93978
BREVIBLOC PREMIXED INJECTION BAXTER CORPORATION Resolved 10MG Updated Report 2019-09-17 91707
APO-QUINAPRIL/HCTZ APOTEX INC Actual shortage 12.5MG 10MG Updated Report 2019-09-16 91103
APO-QUINAPRIL/HCTZ APOTEX INC Actual shortage 25MG 20MG Updated Report 2019-09-16 89167
APO-CAPTO TAB 25MG APOTEX INC Resolved 25MG Updated Report 2019-09-16 89510
APO-VENLAFAXINE XR APOTEX INC Actual shortage 75.0MG Updated Report 2019-09-16 89557

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
MYLAN-SIMVASTATIN MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC To be discontinued 80MG New Report 2019-09-17 94132
MYLAN-SIMVASTATIN MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC To be discontinued 40MG New Report 2019-09-17 94127
MYLAN-SIMVASTATIN MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC To be discontinued 20MG New Report 2019-09-17 94122
MYLAN-SIMVASTATIN MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC To be discontinued 10MG New Report 2019-09-17 94117
MYLAN-SIMVASTATIN MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC To be discontinued 5MG New Report 2019-09-17 94112