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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
PRO-RABEPRAZOLE PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 84827
MOXIFLOXACIN PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 400MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 73443
DILTIAZEM - CD PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 300MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 77200
CANDESARTAN-HCTZ PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 12.5MG 16.0MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 84241
EPIPEN MYLAN SPECIALTY LP Anticipated shortage 1MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 89478
BUSCOPAN SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Resolved 10MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 81534
AVALIDE SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 12.5MG 300MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 89482
AVAPRO SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 300MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 89476
DIPROSONE OINTMENT MERCK CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 0.05% Updated Report 2019-07-16 87086
OLMETEC PLUS MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 12.5MG 40MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 80241
OLMETEC PLUS MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 12.5MG 20MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 82678
OLMETEC PLUS MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 25MG 40MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 78424
OLMETEC MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 83846
OLMETEC MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 83356
VIRACEPT PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 625MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 59608
MYLAN-BUPROPION XL MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Anticipated shortage 150MG New Report 2019-07-16 89459
MYLAN-HYDROXYUREA MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 500MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 72303
LABETALOL HYDROCHLORIDE INJECTION, USP MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Anticipated shortage 5MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 78454
MYLAN-BECLO AQ MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Anticipated shortage 50MCG Updated Report 2019-07-16 88982
MYLAN-BUDESONIDE AQ MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 100MCG Updated Report 2019-07-16 23166
MYLAN-RIVASTIGMINE PATCH 10 MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 18MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 83413
MYLAN-VERAPAMIL MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 80MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 80452
MYLAN-VERAPAMIL SR MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 120MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 81068
MYLAN-NAPROXEN/ESOMEPRAZOLE MR MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 20MG 500MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 87460
CLARUS MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 88979
MYLAN-MIRTAZAPINE MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 15MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 85061
CREON MINIMICROSPHERES 25 BGP PHARMA ULC Actual shortage 25500UNIT 1600UNIT 25000UNIT Updated Report 2019-07-16 88310
ISOPTIN SR BGP PHARMA ULC Actual shortage 180MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 66444
ISOPTIN SR BGP PHARMA ULC Actual shortage 240MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 88318
METRONIDAZOLE 5MG/ML INJECTION BAXTER CORPORATION Anticipated shortage 5MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 89429
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE INJECTION BAXTER CORPORATION Anticipated shortage 7.46MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 89426
COZAAR MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 88873
COZAAR MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 50MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 88869
0.9% SODIUM CHLORIDE INJECTION, USP BAXTER CORPORATION Actual shortage 900MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 85239
SANDOZ PROCTOMYXIN HC SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 5MG 5MG 10MG 10MG New Report 2019-07-16 89417
SANDOZ DORZOLAMIDE/TIMOLOL SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 5MG 20MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 72487
SANDOZ OLOPATADINE SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 0.1% New Report 2019-07-16 89412
SANDOZ VORICONAZOLE SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 200MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 86405
SANDOZ VENLAFAXINE XR SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 37.5MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 86402
SANDOZ PRAVASTATIN TABLETS SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 40MG New Report 2019-07-16 89405
SANDOZ PRAVASTATIN TABLETS SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 20MG New Report 2019-07-16 89402
SANDOZ METOPROLOL SR SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 200MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 74660
SANDOZ METOPROLOL SR SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 74929
SANDOZ LANSOPRAZOLE SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 30MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 77662
SANDOZ GLIMEPIRIDE SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 4MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 80185
SANDOZ GLIMEPIRIDE SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 2MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 80182
SANDOZ GLIMEPIRIDE SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 1MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 83232
SANDOZ FINASTERIDE SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 5MG New Report 2019-07-16 89387
SANDOZ FINASTERIDE SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 5MG New Report 2019-07-16 89384
SANDOZ FENOFIBRATE S SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 160MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 85176

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
RAN-FENTANYL MATRIX PATCH RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Discontinued 100MCG New Report 2019-07-15 89253
RAN-FENTANYL MATRIX PATCH RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Discontinued 25MCG New Report 2019-07-15 89250
RAN-METFORMIN RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Discontinued 500MG New Report 2019-07-15 89247
APO-CLINDAMYCIN APOTEX INC Discontinued 300MG Updated Report 2019-07-13 60399
APO-DILTIAZ APOTEX INC Discontinued 30MG Updated Report 2019-07-13 60429