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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.

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Shortage Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
AURO-QUINAPRIL HCTZ AURO PHARMA INC Resolved 20MG 12.5MG Updated Report 2020-10-28 125235
JENTADUETO BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (CANADA) LTD LTEE Actual shortage 2.5MG 1000MG Updated Report 2020-10-28 127195
ALPHAGAN ALLERGAN INC Actual shortage 0.2% Updated Report 2020-10-28 127038
APO-ZOLPIDEM ODT APOTEX INC Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2020-10-27 125369
APO-ZOLPIDEM ODT APOTEX INC Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2020-10-27 126783
NAROPIN ASPEN PHARMACARE CANADA INC. Anticipated shortage 2MG Updated Report 2020-10-27 127239
TARO-CAPECITABINE TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 500MG New Report 2020-10-27 127294
POLYDERM OINTMENT USP TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 500UNIT 10000UNIT New Report 2020-10-27 127291
NYADERM CRM 100000UNIT/GM TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 100000UNIT New Report 2020-10-27 127288
VIADERM KC ONT TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 0.25MG 100000UNIT 1MG 2.5MG New Report 2020-10-27 127285
CLOTRIMADERM CREAM 1% TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 1% New Report 2020-10-27 127282
TARO-CLOBETASOL CREAM USP, 0.05% TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 0.05% Updated Report 2020-10-27 127277
VIADERM KC CRM TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 1MG 2.5MG 0.25MG 100000UNIT New Report 2020-10-27 127274
VIADERM KC CRM TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 1MG 2.5MG 0.25MG 100000UNIT Updated Report 2020-10-27 123231
VIADERM KC CRM TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 1MG 2.5MG 0.25MG 100000UNIT Updated Report 2020-10-27 121209
VIADERM KC CRM TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 1MG 2.5MG 0.25MG 100000UNIT Updated Report 2020-10-27 121212
NYADERM VAG CRM 25000UNIT/GM TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 25000UNIT Updated Report 2020-10-27 123222
TARO-DOCUSATE TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Resolved 100MG Updated Report 2020-10-27 123219
TARO-CLOBETASOL CREAM USP, 0.05% TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Resolved 0.05% Updated Report 2020-10-27 116271
BETADERM ONT 0.1% TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 0.1% Updated Report 2020-10-27 108089
TARO-ADAPALENE/BENZOYL PEROXIDE TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 0.1% 2.5% Updated Report 2020-10-27 123195
TARO-CLINDAMYCIN TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 1% Updated Report 2020-10-27 125965
HYDROVAL OINTMENT 0.2% TAROPHARMA, A DIVISION OF TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC. Actual shortage 0.2% Updated Report 2020-10-27 127244
LYDERM CREAM 0.05% TAROPHARMA, A DIVISION OF TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC. Actual shortage 0.05% New Report 2020-10-27 127250
LYDERM CREAM 0.05% TAROPHARMA, A DIVISION OF TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC. Actual shortage 0.05% New Report 2020-10-27 127247
LYDERM GEL 0.05% TAROPHARMA, A DIVISION OF TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC. Actual shortage 0.05% Updated Report 2020-10-27 98295
SANDOZ IRBESARTAN HCT SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Resolved 300MG 25MG Updated Report 2020-10-27 124621
SANDOZ IRBESARTAN HCT SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Resolved 300MG 25MG Updated Report 2020-10-27 124617
SANDOZ IRBESARTAN HCT SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Resolved 300MG 12.5MG Updated Report 2020-10-27 124612
SANDOZ IRBESARTAN HCT SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Resolved 300MG 12.5MG Updated Report 2020-10-27 124609
SANDOZ IRBESARTAN HCT SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Resolved 150MG 12.5MG Updated Report 2020-10-27 124606
SANDOZ IRBESARTAN HCT SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Resolved 150MG 12.5MG Updated Report 2020-10-27 124600
SANDOZ IRBESARTAN SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Resolved 75MG Updated Report 2020-10-27 75492
SANDOZ IRBESARTAN SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Resolved 300MG Updated Report 2020-10-27 78500
SANDOZ IRBESARTAN SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Resolved 150MG Updated Report 2020-10-27 74642
SANDOZ IRBESARTAN SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Resolved 300MG Updated Report 2020-10-27 80210
SANDOZ IRBESARTAN SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Resolved 150MG Updated Report 2020-10-27 80205
SANDOZ AMIODARONE SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Resolved 200MG Updated Report 2020-10-27 121064
CLADRIBINE INJECTION FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Anticipated shortage 1MG Updated Report 2020-10-27 127210
MINT-OLANZAPINE MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Resolved 5MG Updated Report 2020-10-27 122524
MINT-OLANZAPINE MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Resolved 10MG Updated Report 2020-10-27 122527
MINT-OLANZAPINE MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Resolved 2.5MG Updated Report 2020-10-27 122521
TWYNSTA BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (CANADA) LTD LTEE Actual shortage 40MG 5MG Updated Report 2020-10-27 126579
TWYNSTA BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (CANADA) LTD LTEE Actual shortage 80MG 10MG Updated Report 2020-10-27 125616
TWYNSTA BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (CANADA) LTD LTEE Actual shortage 40MG 10MG Updated Report 2020-10-27 125613
LOSARTAN HCT SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 100MG 25MG Updated Report 2020-10-27 120609
MEMANTINE SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2020-10-27 121784
TIMOPTIC ELVIUM LIFE SCIENCES Resolved 0.5% Updated Report 2020-10-27 125182
MOGADON AA PHARMA INC Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2020-10-27 127183
CAVERJECT STERILE POWDER PFIZER CANADA ULC Resolved 23.2MCG Updated Report 2020-10-27 98076

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
TEVA-AMITRIPTYLINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 50MG Updated Report 2020-10-24 126900
TEVA-AMITRIPTYLINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 10MG Updated Report 2020-10-24 126903
EPIRUBICIN FOR INJECTION TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 2MG Updated Report 2020-10-24 126906
ODAN-METHADONE ODAN LABORATORIES LTD Discontinued 10MG Updated Report 2020-10-23 126848
MIDAZOLAM INJECTION PFIZER CANADA ULC To be discontinued 1MG New Report 2020-10-19 126640