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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
XYLOCAINE 2% ASPEN PHARMACARE CANADA INC. Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2020-08-12 121691
FEIBA NF SHIRE PHARMA CANADA ULC Actual shortage 3250UNIT Updated Report 2020-08-12 122033
MARCAINE E PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 5.0MG 9.1MCG Updated Report 2020-08-11 105225
MAR-DILTIAZEM CD MARCAN PHARMACEUTICALS INC Anticipated shortage 180MG Updated Report 2020-08-11 121398
MAR-DILTIAZEM CD MARCAN PHARMACEUTICALS INC Anticipated shortage 120MG Updated Report 2020-08-11 121393
TAZORAC ALLERGAN INC Actual shortage 0.1% Updated Report 2020-08-11 118029
SIMVASTATIN-80 PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 80MG Updated Report 2020-08-11 122000
PROCTOFOAM HC DUCHESNAY INC Resolved 1% 1% Updated Report 2020-08-11 18028
MAR-RANITIDINE MARCAN PHARMACEUTICALS INC Resolved 300MG Updated Report 2020-08-11 103929
SIMVASTATIN SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 80MG Updated Report 2020-08-11 120594
ESOMEPRAZOLE PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2020-08-11 121840
OGIVRI BGP PHARMA ULC Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2020-08-10 122005
OGIVRI BGP PHARMA ULC Actual shortage 440MG 20ML Updated Report 2020-08-10 122008
TIMOPTIC-XE PURDUE PHARMA Anticipated shortage 0.5% New Report 2020-08-10 121996
SORBITOL MANNITOL IRRIGATION ICU MEDICAL CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 27MG 5.4MG New Report 2020-08-10 121993
ACYCLOVIR SODIUM INJECTION FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Actual shortage 50MG Updated Report 2020-08-10 111364
ZARONTIN CAP 250MG ERFA CANADA 2012 INC Actual shortage 250MG Updated Report 2020-08-10 121985
APO-VARENICLINE APOTEX INC Resolved 1MG Updated Report 2020-08-10 120988
APO-VARENICLINE APOTEX INC Resolved 0.5MG 1MG Updated Report 2020-08-10 118784
APO-TERBINAFINE APOTEX INC Resolved 250MG Updated Report 2020-08-10 75632
APO-OLMESARTAN APOTEX INC Resolved 20MG Updated Report 2020-08-10 70529
NARDIL ERFA CANADA 2012 INC Actual shortage 15MG Updated Report 2020-08-10 104431
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE SUSPENSION STERIMAX INC Resolved 40MG Updated Report 2020-08-08 111456
ESTRADOT 37.5 NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC Actual shortage 37.5MCG Updated Report 2020-08-08 120521
IRBESARTAN PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 75MG Updated Report 2020-08-08 121934
BETEFLAM CIPHER PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 0.1% Updated Report 2020-08-08 121940
APO-AMLODIPINE APOTEX INC Resolved 5.0MG Updated Report 2020-08-07 120979
APO-ALFUZOSIN APOTEX INC Resolved 10MG Updated Report 2020-08-07 121322
APO-RASAGILINE APOTEX INC Actual shortage 1MG Updated Report 2020-08-07 118775
APO-PRAMIPEXOLE APOTEX INC Actual shortage 0.5MG Updated Report 2020-08-07 116561
APO-METHYLPHENIDATE ER APOTEX INC Actual shortage 36MG Updated Report 2020-08-07 116542
APO-METHYLPHENIDATE ER APOTEX INC Actual shortage 18MG Updated Report 2020-08-07 118766
ACT NABILONE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 0.5MG Updated Report 2020-08-07 120459
NOZINAN INJ 25MG/ML SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Avoided shortage 25MG Updated Report 2020-08-07 120468
RECOMBIVAX HB MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 10MCG Updated Report 2020-08-07 43284
REVATIO UPJOHN CANADA ULC Resolved 0.8MG Updated Report 2020-08-07 110817
GD-ELETRIPTAN UPJOHN CANADA ULC Anticipated shortage 40MG Updated Report 2020-08-07 121654
ALOMIDE NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC Actual shortage 0.1% Updated Report 2020-08-07 112537
AFLURIA TETRA SEQIRUS PTY LTD Anticipated shortage 15MCG 15MCG 15MCG 15MCG New Report 2020-08-06 121916
APO-RISPERIDONE APOTEX INC Actual shortage 0.25MG New Report 2020-08-06 121913
OLMETEC MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2020-08-06 114903
APO-NAPROXEN APOTEX INC Actual shortage 500MG New Report 2020-08-06 121909
APO METOPROLOL TAB 100MG APOTEX INC Actual shortage 100MG New Report 2020-08-06 121906
APO-FELODIPINE APOTEX INC Actual shortage 2.5MG New Report 2020-08-06 121903
APO-DILTIAZ CD APOTEX INC Actual shortage 120MG New Report 2020-08-06 121897
GANCICLOVIR FOR INJECTION FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Resolved 500MG Updated Report 2020-08-06 107563
APO-DICLO APOTEX INC Actual shortage 50MG New Report 2020-08-06 121894
APO-DEFERASIROX APOTEX INC Actual shortage 250MG New Report 2020-08-06 121891
TEVA-METOPROLOL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 100MG New Report 2020-08-06 121888
TEVA-SIMVASTATIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 80MG New Report 2020-08-06 121885

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
COUMADIN TAB 5MG BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CANADA Discontinued 5MG Updated Report 2020-08-11 112593
LOZIDE SERVIER CANADA INC Discontinued 2.5MG Updated Report 2020-08-10 120923
LOZIDE SERVIER CANADA INC Discontinued 2.5MG Updated Report 2020-08-10 120920
ORAP AA PHARMA INC Discontinued 4MG New Report 2020-08-06 121837
ORAP AA PHARMA INC Discontinued 2MG New Report 2020-08-06 121834