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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
APO-LEVETIRACETAM APOTEX INC Actual shortage 750MG Updated Report 2021-01-20 131875
APO-ATOMOXETINE APOTEX INC Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2021-01-20 131812
APO-ALENDRONATE/VITAMIN D3 APOTEX INC Actual shortage 70MG 5600UNIT Updated Report 2021-01-20 128922
APO-RAMIPRIL APOTEX INC Resolved 5MG Updated Report 2021-01-20 131176
APO-FLECAINIDE APOTEX INC Resolved 50MG Updated Report 2021-01-20 131160
APO-ALFUZOSIN APOTEX INC Resolved 10MG Updated Report 2021-01-20 131809
APO-DEFERASIROX (TYPE J) APOTEX INC Resolved 360MG Updated Report 2021-01-20 130040
APO-DEFERASIROX (TYPE J) APOTEX INC Resolved 90MG Updated Report 2021-01-20 131151
APO-DEFERASIROX (TYPE J) APOTEX INC Resolved 180MG Updated Report 2021-01-20 131148
XYLOCAINE 2% W EPINEPHRINE 1:200000 ASPEN PHARMACARE CANADA INC. Actual shortage 20MG 5MCG Updated Report 2021-01-20 131563
XYLOCAINE 2% ASPEN PHARMACARE CANADA INC. Anticipated shortage 20MG New Report 2021-01-20 132070
PHENYTOIN SODIUM INJECTION, USP STERIMAX INC Resolved 50MG Updated Report 2021-01-20 130361
INDAYO MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 0.15MG 0.03MG Updated Report 2021-01-20 130872
SYNTHROID BGP PHARMA ULC Actual shortage 150MCG Updated Report 2021-01-20 131538
SYNTHROID BGP PHARMA ULC Actual shortage 137MCG Updated Report 2021-01-20 131541
SYNTHROID BGP PHARMA ULC Avoided shortage 75MCG Updated Report 2021-01-20 131535
SYNTHROID BGP PHARMA ULC Actual shortage 50MCG Updated Report 2021-01-20 129829
SYNTHROID BGP PHARMA ULC Anticipated shortage 125MCG Updated Report 2021-01-20 130583
SYNTHROID BGP PHARMA ULC Anticipated shortage 112MCG Updated Report 2021-01-20 130840
SERC BGP PHARMA ULC Actual shortage 16MG Updated Report 2021-01-20 128455
LIPIDIL EZ BGP PHARMA ULC Actual shortage 145MG Updated Report 2021-01-20 125754
KADIAN BGP PHARMA ULC Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2021-01-20 129190
LUVOX BGP PHARMA ULC Anticipated shortage 100MG Updated Report 2021-01-20 130580
LUVOX BGP PHARMA ULC Anticipated shortage 50MG Updated Report 2021-01-20 131544
MYLAN-LAMOTRIGINE MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Avoided shortage 100MG Updated Report 2021-01-20 130878
MYLAN-VERAPAMIL SR MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Anticipated shortage 180MG Updated Report 2021-01-20 120686
MYLAN-BUPROPION XL MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2021-01-20 125767
MYLAN-PROPAFENONE MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2021-01-20 129179
MYLAN-GLICLAZIDE MR MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Anticipated shortage 30MG New Report 2021-01-20 132033
CONTINGENCY ONE MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 1.5MG Updated Report 2021-01-20 130854
MYLAN-CILAZAPRIL MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 5.0MG Updated Report 2021-01-20 130875
MYLAN-RILUZOLE MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Anticipated shortage 50MG New Report 2021-01-20 132026
ELETRIPTAN PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2021-01-20 125196
VOLTAREN OPHTHA NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC Resolved 0.1% Updated Report 2021-01-20 130021
SANDOZ ARIPIPRAZOLE SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Resolved 2MG Updated Report 2021-01-20 131382
LOESTRIN 1.5/30 ALLERGAN INC Resolved 1.5MG 30MCG Updated Report 2021-01-20 130389
DILAUDID PURDUE PHARMA Actual shortage 4MG Updated Report 2021-01-20 132013
AURO-MIRTAZAPINE AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 15MG Updated Report 2021-01-19 132016
IOPIDINE NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC Actual shortage 1% Updated Report 2021-01-19 128186
AURO-LISINOPRIL AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 10MG New Report 2021-01-19 132007
AURO-LACOSAMIDE AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 100MG New Report 2021-01-19 132002
AURO-LACOSAMIDE AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 150MG New Report 2021-01-19 131291
AURO-GALANTAMINE ER AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 16MG Updated Report 2021-01-19 131996
TAZORAC ALLERGAN INC Actual shortage 0.1% Updated Report 2021-01-19 118029
ACUVAIL ALLERGAN INC Anticipated shortage 0.45% New Report 2021-01-19 131991
ANDRODERM ALLERGAN INC Actual shortage 2.5MG New Report 2021-01-19 131988
AURO-GABAPENTIN AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2021-01-19 131985
AURO-ELETRIPTAN AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2021-01-19 131257
AURO-DUTASTERIDE AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 0.5MG Updated Report 2021-01-19 131980
AURO-CLINDAMYCIN AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2021-01-19 128761

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
APO-CELECOXIB APOTEX INC Discontinued 200MG Updated Report 2021-01-20 60366
IMURAN ASPEN PHARMACARE CANADA INC. To be discontinued 50MG Updated Report 2021-01-18 128667
HUMATROPE ELI LILLY CANADA INC Discontinued 1MG Updated Report 2021-01-18 106800
LIVOSTIN SUS NAS 0.5MG/ML JANSSEN INC Discontinued 0.05MG Updated Report 2021-01-13 117970
ODAN-METHADONE ODAN LABORATORIES LTD Reversed 10MG New Report 2020-12-31 126845