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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
PROPECIA MERCK CANADA INC Resolved 1MG Updated Report 2020-07-12 119358
APO-OLMESARTAN/HCTZ APOTEX INC Resolved 25MG 40MG Updated Report 2020-07-11 54300
APO-OLMESARTAN/HCTZ APOTEX INC Resolved 12.5MG 40MG Updated Report 2020-07-11 69452
APO-OLMESARTAN/HCTZ APOTEX INC Resolved 12.5MG 20MG Updated Report 2020-07-11 70532
MINIMS PREDNISOLONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE 0.5% VALEANT CANADA LP/VALEANT CANADA S.E.C. Actual shortage 0.5% Updated Report 2020-07-11 104139
TEVA-CHLOROQUINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 250MG Updated Report 2020-07-10 99447
TEVA-TECNAL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 330MG 50MG 40MG Updated Report 2020-07-10 92657
APO-OLMESARTAN APOTEX INC Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2020-07-10 55287
APO-OLMESARTAN APOTEX INC Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2020-07-10 70529
TEVA-NYSTATIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 100000UNIT Updated Report 2020-07-10 104336
APO-DABIGATRAN APOTEX INC Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2020-07-10 111898
APO-CANDESARTAN APOTEX INC Actual shortage 32MG Updated Report 2020-07-10 114928
APO-CANDESARTAN APOTEX INC Actual shortage 16MG Updated Report 2020-07-10 118763
APO-CANDESARTAN APOTEX INC Actual shortage 8MG Updated Report 2020-07-10 111895
TEVA-AMLODIPINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 10MG Updated Report 2020-07-10 114442
TEVA-AMLODIPINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 10MG Updated Report 2020-07-10 113797
TEVA-AMLODIPINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 5MG Updated Report 2020-07-10 113794
TEVA-PREGABALIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 75MG Updated Report 2020-07-10 109638
TEVA-TRANDOLAPRIL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 4MG Updated Report 2020-07-10 108012
TEVA-TRANDOLAPRIL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 2MG Updated Report 2020-07-10 108009
TEVA-TRANDOLAPRIL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 1MG Updated Report 2020-07-10 108006
TEVA-TRANDOLAPRIL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 0.5MG Updated Report 2020-07-10 108003
TEVA-RABEPRAZOLE EC TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 10MG Updated Report 2020-07-10 106939
TEVA-RABEPRAZOLE EC TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 20MG Updated Report 2020-07-10 105593
RATIO-METFORMIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 850MG Updated Report 2020-07-10 93162
TEVA-LATANOPROST TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 0.05MG Updated Report 2020-07-10 93159
ACT SUMATRIPTAN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 100MG Updated Report 2020-07-10 92684
TEVA-METOPROLOL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 50MG Updated Report 2020-07-10 98747
ACT QUETIAPINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 25MG Updated Report 2020-07-10 94384
MITOMYCIN FOR INJECTION TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2020-07-10 65987
TEVA-DICLOFENAC EC TEVA CANADA LIMITED Avoided shortage 25MG Updated Report 2020-07-10 99453
TEVA-MYCOPHENOLATE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Anticipated shortage 250MG Updated Report 2020-07-10 119956
STIEVA-A CREAM GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Actual shortage 0.025% New Report 2020-07-10 119953
DDAVP SPRAY FERRING INC Actual shortage 10MCG New Report 2020-07-10 119947
APO-SIMVASTATIN APOTEX INC Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2020-07-10 115972
APO-SIMVASTATIN APOTEX INC Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2020-07-10 114960
APO-VENLAFAXINE XR APOTEX INC Actual shortage 75.0MG Updated Report 2020-07-10 104700
APO-VENLAFAXINE XR APOTEX INC Actual shortage 75.0MG Updated Report 2020-07-10 103926
APO-VENLAFAXINE XR APOTEX INC Resolved 37.5MG Updated Report 2020-07-10 89554
APO-VENLAFAXINE XR APOTEX INC Actual shortage 37.5MG Updated Report 2020-07-10 114327
STIEVA-A CREAM GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Actual shortage 0.05% Updated Report 2020-07-10 114294
AVAPRO SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2020-07-10 119930
CLINDOXYL ADV GEL GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Anticipated shortage 3% 1% Updated Report 2020-07-10 115612
TARGIN PURDUE PHARMA Resolved 10MG 5MG Updated Report 2020-07-10 118202
CAMPRAL MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Resolved 333MG Updated Report 2020-07-10 72306
MYLAN-CINACALCET MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Resolved 60MG Updated Report 2020-07-10 111282
JARDIANCE BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (CANADA) LTD LTEE Actual shortage 25MG New Report 2020-07-09 119922
JARDIANCE BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (CANADA) LTD LTEE Actual shortage 25MG Updated Report 2020-07-09 118669
JARDIANCE BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (CANADA) LTD LTEE Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2020-07-09 118664
ASACOL ALLERGAN INC Anticipated shortage 400MG Updated Report 2020-07-09 116708

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
COUMADIN TAB 6 MG BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CANADA Discontinued 6MG Updated Report 2020-07-11 112600
TEVA-NYSTATIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 100000UNIT New Report 2020-07-10 120056
TEVA-AMLODIPINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 10MG New Report 2020-07-10 120039
TEVA-AMLODIPINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 5MG New Report 2020-07-10 120036
TEVA-PREGABALIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 75MG New Report 2020-07-10 120033