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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
AVAPRO SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Resolved 75MG Updated Report 2021-06-19 139790
DESIPRAMINE AA PHARMA INC Actual shortage 25MG Updated Report 2021-06-19 140051
HYDROMORPH CONTIN-CONTROLLED RELEASE CAP - 12MG PURDUE PHARMA Resolved 12MG Updated Report 2021-06-19 140895
CODEINE CONTIN 150MG CONTROLLED RELEASE TAB PURDUE PHARMA Resolved 150MG Updated Report 2021-06-19 140943
HYDROMORPH CONTIN-CONTROLLED RELEASE CAP - 24MG PURDUE PHARMA Actual shortage 24MG Updated Report 2021-06-19 141152
M-DONEPEZIL MANTRA PHARMA INC Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2021-06-18 140791
M-RANITIDINE MANTRA PHARMA INC Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2021-06-18 127450
M-RANITIDINE MANTRA PHARMA INC Actual shortage 300MG Updated Report 2021-06-18 127453
KALETRA ABBVIE CORPORATION Anticipated shortage 100MG 25MG Updated Report 2021-06-18 138134
FOSAVANCE ORGANON CANADA INC. Actual shortage 70MG 5600UNIT Updated Report 2021-06-18 137488
PMS-IRBESARTAN PHARMASCIENCE INC Resolved 150MG Updated Report 2021-06-18 98811
APO-MYCOPHENOLIC ACID APOTEX INC Actual shortage 180MG New Report 2021-06-18 141247
APO-LORAZEPAM TAB 0.5MG APOTEX INC Actual shortage 0.5MG New Report 2021-06-18 141244
APO-HYDROMORPHONE APOTEX INC Actual shortage 8MG New Report 2021-06-18 141241
APO-HYDRALAZINE APOTEX INC Actual shortage 50MG New Report 2021-06-18 141238
ABILIFY OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL CO LTD Anticipated shortage 15MG New Report 2021-06-18 141232
APO-ANASTROZOLE APOTEX INC Actual shortage 1MG New Report 2021-06-18 141234
CIPROFLOXACIN SANIS HEALTH INC Anticipated shortage 500MG Updated Report 2021-06-18 138164
CIPROFLOXACIN SANIS HEALTH INC Anticipated shortage 250MG Updated Report 2021-06-18 138161
APO-OLOPATADINE APOTEX INC Actual shortage 0.2% Updated Report 2021-06-18 99317
PMS-DUTASTERIDE PHARMASCIENCE INC Actual shortage 0.5MG Updated Report 2021-06-18 38866
PMS-DUTASTERIDE PHARMASCIENCE INC Actual shortage 0.5MG Updated Report 2021-06-18 17043
MIOCHOL E BAUSCH & LOMB INC Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2021-06-18 133681
CHOLETEC BRACCO IMAGING CANADA Actual shortage 45MG Updated Report 2021-06-18 122962
ZOVIRAX BAUSCH HEALTH, CANADA INC. Actual shortage 5% New Report 2021-06-18 141215
PMS-NIFEDIPINE ER PHARMASCIENCE INC Actual shortage 30MG Updated Report 2021-06-18 93825
PMS-VENLAFAXINE XR PHARMASCIENCE INC Actual shortage 75MG Updated Report 2021-06-18 6859
PMS-VENLAFAXINE XR PHARMASCIENCE INC Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2021-06-18 6862
PMS-VENLAFAXINE XR PHARMASCIENCE INC Actual shortage 75MG Updated Report 2021-06-18 6868
PMS-VENLAFAXINE XR PHARMASCIENCE INC Actual shortage 37.5MG Updated Report 2021-06-18 6852
PMS-VENLAFAXINE XR PHARMASCIENCE INC Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2021-06-18 6849
PMS-VENLAFAXINE XR PHARMASCIENCE INC Actual shortage 37.5MG Updated Report 2021-06-18 94073
APO-NAPROXEN APOTEX INC Actual shortage 250MG Updated Report 2021-06-18 137962
APO-LEVETIRACETAM APOTEX INC Actual shortage 750MG Updated Report 2021-06-18 139845
PMS-ATOMOXETINE PHARMASCIENCE INC Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2021-06-18 88576
PMS-ABACAVIR-LAMIVUDINE PHARMASCIENCE INC Actual shortage 600MG 300MG Updated Report 2021-06-18 77531
PMS-ABACAVIR-LAMIVUDINE PHARMASCIENCE INC Actual shortage 600MG 300MG Updated Report 2021-06-18 77526
LIDEMOL BAUSCH HEALTH, CANADA INC. Actual shortage 0.05% Updated Report 2021-06-18 140238
LIDEX BAUSCH HEALTH, CANADA INC. Actual shortage 0.05% Updated Report 2021-06-18 140235
SUBLINOX BAUSCH HEALTH, CANADA INC. Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2021-06-18 140229
DELATESTRYL BAUSCH HEALTH, CANADA INC. Actual shortage 200MG Updated Report 2021-06-18 134792
TRYPTAN CAP 500MG VALEANT CANADA LP/VALEANT CANADA S.E.C. Anticipated shortage 500MG Updated Report 2021-06-18 140232
PMS HYDROMORPHONE SIROP 1MG/ML PHARMASCIENCE INC Actual shortage 1MG Updated Report 2021-06-18 130237
PMS-ESCITALOPRAM PHARMASCIENCE INC Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2021-06-18 77559
PMS-ESCITALOPRAM PHARMASCIENCE INC Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2021-06-18 77554
PMS-ESCITALOPRAM PHARMASCIENCE INC Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2021-06-18 73713
PMS-ESCITALOPRAM PHARMASCIENCE INC Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2021-06-18 77549
PANTOPRAZOLE PHARMASCIENCE INC Resolved 40MG Updated Report 2021-06-18 93828
FLOVENT DISKUS GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Actual shortage 250MCG New Report 2021-06-18 141149
XYLOCAINE 2% ASPEN PHARMACARE CANADA INC. Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2021-06-18 137624

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
VANCOMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE FOR INJECTION, USP PFIZER CANADA ULC Discontinued 10G Updated Report 2021-06-19 141250
STERILE WATER FOR INJECTION USP MERCK CANADA INC To be discontinued 1ML Updated Report 2021-06-18 141155
TARO-ZOPICLONE SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Discontinued 7.5MG Updated Report 2021-06-17 141043
MACROBID ALLERGAN INC To be discontinued 100MG New Report 2021-06-16 141050
SUSTIVA TABLETS BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CANADA To be discontinued 600MG New Report 2021-06-14 140887