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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.

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Shortage Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
DEXAMETHASONE-OMEGA OMEGA LABORATORIES LTD Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2019-07-19 87876
APO-TOPIRAMATE APOTEX INC Resolved 25MG Updated Report 2019-07-19 82340
APO-SELEGILINE APOTEX INC Resolved 5MG Updated Report 2019-07-19 87064
RAN-ENALAPRIL RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 4MG New Report 2019-07-19 89734
RAN-VENLAFAXINE XR RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 75MG Updated Report 2019-07-19 75301
RAN-VENLAFAXINE XR RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 75MG Updated Report 2019-07-19 75298
RAN-ROPINIROLE RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 2.0MG Updated Report 2019-07-19 85084
RAN-ROPINIROLE RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 0.25MG Updated Report 2019-07-19 75900
RAN-IRBESARTAN RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 75MG Updated Report 2019-07-19 74585
RAN-IRBESARTAN RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 300MG Updated Report 2019-07-19 75896
RAN-VALSARTAN RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 160MG Updated Report 2019-07-19 75289
RAN-VALSARTAN RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 80MG Updated Report 2019-07-19 80641
RAN-VALSARTAN RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 160MG Updated Report 2019-07-19 1473
RAN-VALSARTAN RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 80MG Updated Report 2019-07-19 74596
RAN-VALSARTAN RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2019-07-19 74590
RAN-IRBESARTAN RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2019-07-19 80632
RAN-CANDESARTAN RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 4MG Updated Report 2019-07-19 78745
INNOHEP LEO PHARMA INC Anticipated shortage 20000UNIT New Report 2019-07-19 89701
RAN-CANDESARTAN RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 8MG Updated Report 2019-07-19 72727
RAN-CANDESARTAN RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 16MG Updated Report 2019-07-19 72724
RAN-CANDESARTAN RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 32MG Updated Report 2019-07-19 85078
RAN-SIMVASTATIN RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2019-07-19 80638
RAN-VENLAFAXINE XR RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2019-07-19 75295
LYDERM CREAM 0.05% TAROPHARMA, A DIVISION OF TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC. Actual shortage 0.05% New Report 2019-07-19 89692
VIADERM KC ONT TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 1MG 100000UNIT 0.25MG 2.5MG New Report 2019-07-19 89689
VIADERM KC CRM TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 1MG 100000UNIT 0.25MG 2.5MG Updated Report 2019-07-19 88692
VIADERM KC CRM TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 1MG 100000UNIT 0.25MG 2.5MG Updated Report 2019-07-19 88695
TRIPLE ANTIBIOTIC OINTMENT TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 500UNIT 10000UNIT 0.25MG Updated Report 2019-07-19 88689
TARO-TRAMADOL ER TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 300MG Updated Report 2019-07-19 76682
TARO-TRAMADOL ER TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2019-07-19 89279
CLOTRIMADERM VAG CREAM 2% TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 2% Updated Report 2019-07-19 89270
TARO-CLINDAMYCIN/BENZOYL PEROXIDE GEL TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 5% 1% Updated Report 2019-07-19 82303
TARO-CICLOPIROX TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 8% Updated Report 2019-07-19 81617
TARO-CAPECITABINE TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 500MG Updated Report 2019-07-19 86703
TARO-CAPECITABINE TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 500MG Updated Report 2019-07-19 85370
TARO-CAPECITABINE TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2019-07-19 86700
TARO-TESTOSTERONE GEL TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Resolved 1% Updated Report 2019-07-19 83914
TARO-MUPIROCIN TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 2% Updated Report 2019-07-19 82626
TARO-BENZOYL PEROXIDE / CLINDAMYCIN KIT TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 5% 1% Updated Report 2019-07-19 87416
TWINRIX GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Actual shortage 720UNIT 20MCG Updated Report 2019-07-19 83033
GLUCOPHAGE SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Resolved 850MG Updated Report 2019-07-19 76402
XANAX TAB 1MG PFIZER CANADA ULC Anticipated shortage 1MG Updated Report 2019-07-19 87576
STIEPROX SHAMPOO GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Actual shortage 1.5% Updated Report 2019-07-19 78695
CALCITRIOL INJECTION USP STERIMAX INC Anticipated shortage 1MCG Updated Report 2019-07-19 89647
JEVTANA SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Avoided shortage 40MG Updated Report 2019-07-19 87765
LOTRIDERM CREAM MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 0.05% 1% Updated Report 2019-07-19 83004
LOSARTAN HCT SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 25MG 100MG Updated Report 2019-07-19 86777
LOSARTAN SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Anticipated shortage 25MG New Report 2019-07-19 89634
LOSARTAN HCT SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 12.5MG 100MG Updated Report 2019-07-19 79370
LOSARTAN HCT SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 12.5MG 100MG Updated Report 2019-07-19 78886

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL AA PHARMA INC To be discontinued 5MG Updated Report 2019-07-19 70212
TRAMADOL / ACETAMINOPHEN SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC To be discontinued 37.5MG 325MG Updated Report 2019-07-19 86439
PAROXETINE SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC To be discontinued 20MG Updated Report 2019-07-19 76230
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
APO-LAMIVUDINE APOTEX INC Discontinued 150MG Updated Report 2019-07-13 60557
APO-LAMIVUDINE APOTEX INC Discontinued 300MG Updated Report 2019-07-13 60560
APO-ROSUVASTATIN APOTEX INC Discontinued 10MG Updated Report 2019-07-13 60758
IBUPROFEN CAPLETS APOTEX INC Discontinued 400MG Updated Report 2019-07-13 71451
IBUPROFEN CAPLETS APOTEX INC Discontinued 200MG Updated Report 2019-07-13 89135
APO ACETAMINOPHEN TAB 500MG APOTEX INC Discontinued 500MG Updated Report 2019-07-13 70805
ATORVASTATIN-40 SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Discontinued 40MG Updated Report 2019-07-12 70944
SEBIVO NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC To be discontinued 600MG New Report 2019-07-10 89042
VOLTAREN SR NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC To be discontinued 75MG New Report 2019-07-10 89039
VOLTAREN SR NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC To be discontinued 100MG Updated Report 2019-07-10 80298
BENTYLOL APTALIS PHARMA CANADA ULC Discontinued 10MG Updated Report 2019-07-09 67552
SANDOZ LATANOPROST/TIMOLOL SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Discontinued 5MG 50MCG New Report 2019-07-08 88876