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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.

A discontinuation 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, permanently ceases the sale of 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
TARO-VALSARTAN SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Resolved 160MG Updated Report 2021-11-27 143590
VANCOMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE FOR INJECTION, USP FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Resolved 5G Updated Report 2021-11-27 149594
PDP-DESONIDE PENDOPHARM DIVISION OF PHARMASCIENCE INC Actual shortage 0.05% Updated Report 2021-11-27 150021
PROTAMINE SULFATE INJECTION, USP FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2021-11-27 150090
BETADERM CRM 0.1% TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 0.1% New Report 2021-11-26 150084
PROTAMINE SULFATE INJECTION, USP FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2021-11-26 145966
TARO-ATENOLOL SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Resolved 25MG Updated Report 2021-11-26 144555
TARO-BUPROPION XL SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Actual shortage 300MG New Report 2021-11-26 150071
TARO-BUPROPION XL SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Actual shortage 300MG New Report 2021-11-26 150068
TARO-BUPROPION XL SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Actual shortage 150MG New Report 2021-11-26 150065
APO-ALPRAZ APOTEX INC Actual shortage 0.5MG New Report 2021-11-26 150059
MS.IR PURDUE PHARMA Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2021-11-26 145961
MS.IR PURDUE PHARMA Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2021-11-26 143048
APO-ACYCLOVIR OINTMENT APOTEX INC Actual shortage 5% New Report 2021-11-26 150052
APO-ACYCLOVIR APOTEX INC Actual shortage 400MG New Report 2021-11-26 150049
TARO-BUPROPION XL SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2021-11-26 147089
TARO-TEMOZOLOMIDE TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Resolved 100MG Updated Report 2021-11-26 147110
TARO-DICLOFENAC TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Resolved 1.5% Updated Report 2021-11-26 147107
TARO-CLOBETASOL SPRAY TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Resolved 0.05% Updated Report 2021-11-26 147104
TARO-CAPECITABINE TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 500MG Updated Report 2021-11-26 147101
TARO-CAPECITABINE TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2021-11-26 147098
TARO-FINGOLIMOD TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 0.5MG Updated Report 2021-11-26 147070
TARO-CLARITHROMYCIN TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 125MG New Report 2021-11-26 150032
TARO-CLARITHROMYCIN TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 125MG Updated Report 2021-11-26 143627
TARO-DOCUSATE TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2021-11-26 143611
TARO-DOCUSATE TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2021-11-26 143614
TARO-ACITRETIN TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Resolved 10MG Updated Report 2021-11-26 143605
TARO-CARBAMAZEPINE TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 200MG Updated Report 2021-11-26 31631
TARO-CARBAMAZEPINE TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 200MG Updated Report 2021-11-26 39237
RAN-RISPERIDONE RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 0.25MG New Report 2021-11-26 150014
OCUFLOX ALLERGAN INC Actual shortage 0.3% Updated Report 2021-11-26 137386
TAZORAC ALLERGAN INC Actual shortage 0.05% Updated Report 2021-11-26 144130
RAN-RISPERIDONE RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 0.5MG Updated Report 2021-11-26 147095
RAN-ENALAPRIL RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 2MG Updated Report 2021-11-26 147092
RAN-LISINOPRIL RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2021-11-26 129518
RAN-LISINOPRIL RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2021-11-26 143621
RAN-ROPINIROLE RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Resolved 2.0MG Updated Report 2021-11-26 147748
APO-TIMOP APOTEX INC Actual shortage 0.5% Updated Report 2021-11-26 130810
APO-OLANZAPINE ODT APOTEX INC Resolved 20MG Updated Report 2021-11-26 148503
APO-HYDROMORPHONE APOTEX INC Actual shortage 8MG Updated Report 2021-11-26 149167
APO-ANASTROZOLE APOTEX INC Actual shortage 1MG Updated Report 2021-11-26 141234
JALYN GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Actual shortage 0.4MG 0.5MG New Report 2021-11-26 149987
DOPAMINE HCL 0.8MG/ML DEXTROSE 5% INJ USP BAXTER CORPORATION Actual shortage 50MG .8MG Updated Report 2021-11-26 146385
BIAXIN BGP PHARMA ULC Anticipated shortage 125MG Updated Report 2021-11-26 149982
BIAXIN BGP PHARMA ULC Anticipated shortage 250MG Updated Report 2021-11-26 149979
CREON MINIMICROSPHERES 25 BGP PHARMA ULC Actual shortage 1600UNIT 25500UNIT 25000UNIT Updated Report 2021-11-26 149976
LIPIDIL EZ BGP PHARMA ULC Anticipated shortage 48MG New Report 2021-11-26 149973
MYLAN-ALMOTRIPTAN MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Anticipated shortage 6.25MG New Report 2021-11-26 149970
MYLAN-ALMOTRIPTAN MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Anticipated shortage 12.5MG New Report 2021-11-26 149967
ACTEMRA HOFFMANN-LA ROCHE LIMITED Resolved 162MG Updated Report 2021-11-26 142457

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
TAZORAC ALLERGAN INC Discontinued 0.05% Updated Report 2021-11-27 149997
TARO-WARFARIN TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Discontinued 3MG New Report 2021-11-26 150097
TARO-WARFARIN TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Discontinued 2.5MG New Report 2021-11-26 150094
ANDRODERM ALLERGAN INC Discontinued 5MG New Report 2021-11-26 150081
TARO-VALSARTAN SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Discontinued 160MG New Report 2021-11-26 150074