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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
PDP-DESONIDE PENDOPHARM DIVISION OF PHARMASCIENCE INC Anticipated shortage 0.05% Updated Report 2019-12-09 100192
MINT-ESCITALOPRAM MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Anticipated shortage 20MG New Report 2019-12-09 100585
MINT-ESCITALOPRAM MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Anticipated shortage 10MG New Report 2019-12-09 100582
MINT-CANDESARTAN MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Resolved 8MG Updated Report 2019-12-09 89913
MINT-TRAMADOL/ACET MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 37.5MG 325MG Updated Report 2019-12-09 95944
APO-QUETIAPINE APOTEX INC Resolved 100MG Updated Report 2019-12-09 100317
APO-LANSOPRAZOLE APOTEX INC Resolved 30MG Updated Report 2019-12-09 95235
APO-DICLO APOTEX INC Resolved 50MG Updated Report 2019-12-09 95861
APO-AMLODIPINE APOTEX INC Resolved 5.0MG Updated Report 2019-12-09 95821
ALYSENA 21 APOTEX INC Resolved 20MCG 100MCG Updated Report 2019-12-09 99287
TEVA-PAROXETINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Anticipated shortage 30MG New Report 2019-12-09 100565
TEVA-PAROXETINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Anticipated shortage 30MG New Report 2019-12-09 100562
TEVA-PAROXETINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Anticipated shortage 10MG New Report 2019-12-09 100559
TEVA-PAROXETINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Anticipated shortage 10MG New Report 2019-12-09 100556
TEVA-PAROXETINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Anticipated shortage 20MG New Report 2019-12-09 100553
TEVA-PAROXETINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Anticipated shortage 20MG New Report 2019-12-09 100550
VAQTA MERCK CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 50UNIT Updated Report 2019-12-09 100538
COTAZYM ECS 20 MERCK CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 100000UNIT 100000UNIT 25000UNIT New Report 2019-12-09 100542
VAQTA MERCK CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 50UNIT Updated Report 2019-12-09 100533
COZAAR MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 25MG Updated Report 2019-12-09 99544
INNOHEP LEO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 16000UNIT Updated Report 2019-12-09 99663
APO-TAMOX TAB 20MG APOTEX INC Resolved 20MG Updated Report 2019-12-09 84154
MAR-ATORVASTATIN MARCAN PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2019-12-09 98775
PRADAXA BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (CANADA) LTD LTEE Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2019-12-09 99980
NUCYNTA EXTENDED-RELEASE ENDO VENTURES LTD Actual shortage 200MG Updated Report 2019-12-08 98383
PRED FORTE ALLERGAN INC Actual shortage 1% Updated Report 2019-12-08 100503
PROCTOSEDYL APTALIS PHARMA CANADA ULC Actual shortage 5MG 10MG 5MG 10MG New Report 2019-12-07 100518
SULCRATE APTALIS PHARMA CANADA ULC Actual shortage 1G New Report 2019-12-07 100515
CORTENEMA APTALIS PHARMA CANADA ULC Actual shortage 100MG New Report 2019-12-07 100512
ACUVAIL ALLERGAN INC Actual shortage 0.45% New Report 2019-12-07 100509
OCUFLOX ALLERGAN INC Actual shortage 0.3% New Report 2019-12-07 100506
ALPHAGAN P ALLERGAN INC Actual shortage 0.15% Updated Report 2019-12-07 100498
ZENHALE MERCK CANADA INC Resolved 5MCG 200MCG Updated Report 2019-12-07 95790
LUPRON DEPOT ABBVIE CORPORATION Resolved 3.75MG Updated Report 2019-12-07 99564
LUPRON DEPOT ABBVIE CORPORATION Resolved 22.5MG Updated Report 2019-12-07 99576
LUPRON DEPOT ABBVIE CORPORATION Resolved 30MG Updated Report 2019-12-07 99579
LUPRON DEPOT ABBVIE CORPORATION Resolved 11.25MG Updated Report 2019-12-07 99582
APO-TAMOX TAB 10MG APOTEX INC Resolved 10MG Updated Report 2019-12-07 92035
GD-TRANEXAMIC ACID GENMED A DIVISION OF PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 500MG Updated Report 2019-12-07 98089
CANDESARTAN SANIS HEALTH INC Actual shortage 16MG Updated Report 2019-12-07 99480
BUPROPION SR SANIS HEALTH INC Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2019-12-07 99541
MAVIK BGP PHARMA ULC Actual shortage 1MG Updated Report 2019-12-06 96555
KADIAN BGP PHARMA ULC Actual shortage 20MG New Report 2019-12-06 100484
MYLAN-VARDENAFIL MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 5 mg Updated Report 2019-12-06 73041
CAMPRAL MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 333MG Updated Report 2019-12-06 72306
CLARUS MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2019-12-06 97440
RIMSO-50 MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 500MG Updated Report 2019-12-06 95465
MYLAN-VARDENAFIL MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage New Report 2019-12-06 100473
MYLAN-VARDENAFIL MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage Updated Report 2019-12-06 99282
INDAYO MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 0.03MG 0.15MG Updated Report 2019-12-06 95097

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
TEVA-PAROXETINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 20MG New Report 2019-12-09 100547
TEVA-PAROXETINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 30MG New Report 2019-12-09 100540
APO-LAMIVUDINE HBV APOTEX INC To be discontinued 100MG New Report 2019-12-06 60563
KEYTRUDA MERCK CANADA INC Discontinued 50MG Updated Report 2019-12-06 72658
BICALUTAMIDE SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Discontinued 50MG Updated Report 2019-11-30 86431