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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
VOLUVEN FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Actual shortage 6% Updated Report 2021-04-17 137619
XYLOCAINE 2% ASPEN PHARMACARE CANADA INC. Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2021-04-17 137624
SODIUM PHOSPHATES INJECTION USP SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Resolved 276MG 268MG Updated Report 2021-04-17 133557
AMERGE GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Resolved 1MG Updated Report 2021-04-17 136050
M-PRAVASTATIN MANTRA PHARMA INC Resolved 40MG Updated Report 2021-04-16 136476
M-ESCITALOPRAM MANTRA PHARMA INC Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2021-04-16 123492
M-RANITIDINE MANTRA PHARMA INC Actual shortage 300MG Updated Report 2021-04-16 127453
M-RANITIDINE MANTRA PHARMA INC Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2021-04-16 127450
SALAZOPYRIN EN-TABS 500 MG PFIZER CANADA ULC Resolved 500MG Updated Report 2021-04-16 135852
DENTICARE CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE ORAL RINSE 0.12% AMD MEDICOM INC Actual shortage 0.12% Updated Report 2021-04-16 134122
MEPRON GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Actual shortage 750MG Updated Report 2021-04-16 137630
SENSORCAINE WITH EPINEPHRINE ASPEN PHARMACARE CANADA INC. Actual shortage 5MCG 2.5MG Updated Report 2021-04-16 136141
LOSARTAN HCT SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 100MG 12.5MG Updated Report 2021-04-16 120603
LOSARTAN HCT SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 100MG 12.5MG Updated Report 2021-04-16 120600
LOSARTAN HCT SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 50MG 12.5MG Updated Report 2021-04-16 120597
LOSARTAN HCT SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 50MG 12.5MG Updated Report 2021-04-16 120588
APO-LANSOPRAZOLE-AMOXICILLIN-CLARITHROMYCIN APOTEX INC Actual shortage 30MG 500MG 500MG Updated Report 2021-04-16 125395
APO-GABAPENTIN APOTEX INC Actual shortage 300MG Updated Report 2021-04-16 136400
APO-CLARITHROMYCIN XL APOTEX INC Actual shortage 500MG Updated Report 2021-04-16 95266
APO-CANDESARTAN APOTEX INC Actual shortage 16MG Updated Report 2021-04-16 118761
APO-QUETIAPINE APOTEX INC Actual shortage 200MG Updated Report 2021-04-16 122495
APO-PREGABALIN APOTEX INC Actual shortage 225MG New Report 2021-04-16 137595
APO-PAROXETINE APOTEX INC Actual shortage 20MG New Report 2021-04-16 137592
ULTRAVATE BAUSCH HEALTH, CANADA INC. Actual shortage 0.05% Updated Report 2021-04-16 137589
MIOCHOL E BAUSCH & LOMB INC Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2021-04-16 133681
APO-MIDODRINE APOTEX INC Actual shortage 5MG New Report 2021-04-16 137584
APO-METHYLPHENIDATE ER APOTEX INC Actual shortage 27MG New Report 2021-04-16 137581
APO-IMATINIB APOTEX INC Actual shortage 400MG New Report 2021-04-16 137578
APO IBUPROFEN TAB 600MG APOTEX INC Actual shortage 600MG New Report 2021-04-16 137575
NITROFURANTOIN AA PHARMA INC Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2021-04-16 137101
NITROFURANTOIN AA PHARMA INC Actual shortage 50MG Updated Report 2021-04-16 135022
FLUNARIZINE AA PHARMA INC Resolved 5MG Updated Report 2021-04-16 127114
LOVENOX SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 40MG Updated Report 2021-04-16 136137
ROPIVACAINE HYDROCHLORIDE INJECTION, USP FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Resolved 10MG Updated Report 2021-04-16 136460
ROPIVACAINE HYDROCHLORIDE INJECTION, USP FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Resolved 5MG Updated Report 2021-04-16 136451
ROPIVACAINE HYDROCHLORIDE INJECTION, USP FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Resolved 10MG Updated Report 2021-04-16 136455
HYZAAR 50/12.5MG MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 50MG 12.5MG Updated Report 2021-04-16 136481
DILAUDID PURDUE PHARMA Resolved 4MG Updated Report 2021-04-16 136608
CODEINE CONTIN 200MG CONTROLLED RELEASE TAB PURDUE PHARMA Resolved 200MG Updated Report 2021-04-16 136942
FOSAVANCE MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 70MG 5600UNIT Updated Report 2021-04-16 137488
HYDROMORPH CONTIN PURDUE PHARMA Actual shortage 9MG Updated Report 2021-04-16 137503
TAZORAC ALLERGAN INC Resolved 0.1% Updated Report 2021-04-15 118029
TEVA-SERTRALINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 50MG New Report 2021-04-15 137547
TEVA-OMEPRAZOLE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 10MG New Report 2021-04-15 137544
TEVA-ATORVASTATIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 40MG New Report 2021-04-15 137541
TEVA-TRIACOMB TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 1MG 100000UNIT 2.5MG 0.25MG New Report 2021-04-15 137538
TEVA-SIMVASTATIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 80MG Updated Report 2021-04-15 121885
TEVA-ATOMOXETINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 40MG Updated Report 2021-04-15 111862
TEVA-ATOMOXETINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 18MG Updated Report 2021-04-15 110670
TEVA-ATOMOXETINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 25MG Updated Report 2021-04-15 109632

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
ZOLEDRONIC ACID FOR INJECTION PFIZER CANADA ULC Discontinued 4MG Updated Report 2021-04-17 137600
DENTICARE PRO-FREEZE AMD MEDICOM INC Discontinued 18% 2% New Report 2021-04-16 137637
PHARMA-RAMIPRIL PHARMASCIENCE INC Discontinued 10MG New Report 2021-04-16 137572
ARICEPT RDT PFIZER CANADA ULC To be discontinued 10MG New Report 2021-04-14 137468
ARICEPT RDT PFIZER CANADA ULC To be discontinued 5MG New Report 2021-04-14 137465