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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
LOVASTATIN SANIS HEALTH INC Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2021-05-15 103759
DELATESTRYL BAUSCH HEALTH, CANADA INC. Actual shortage 200MG Updated Report 2021-05-15 134792
CELESTONE SOLUSPAN ORGANON CANADA INC. Resolved 3MG 3MG Updated Report 2021-05-15 136690
MAXALT RPD MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2021-05-15 137105
LOVENOX SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Actual shortage 60MG Updated Report 2021-05-15 138194
LIDOCAINE HYDROCHLORIDE AND EPINEPHRINE INJECTION USP TELIGENT OU Actual shortage 0.01MG 20MG Updated Report 2021-05-15 139438
ROSUVASTATIN SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2021-05-15 139440
METOCLOPRAMIDE OMEGA OMEGA LABORATORIES LTD Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2021-05-15 139452
M-RANITIDINE MANTRA PHARMA INC Actual shortage 300MG Updated Report 2021-05-14 127453
M-RANITIDINE MANTRA PHARMA INC Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2021-05-14 127450
M-PREGABALIN MANTRA PHARMA INC Actual shortage 25MG New Report 2021-05-14 139458
M-CELECOXIB MANTRA PHARMA INC Actual shortage 100MG New Report 2021-05-14 139455
SCLERODEX OMEGA LABORATORIES LTD Actual shortage 250MG 100MG Updated Report 2021-05-14 138068
ROSUVASTATIN SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 40MG New Report 2021-05-14 139445
ERGONOVINE MALEATE INJECTION USP TELIGENT OU Anticipated shortage 0.25MG New Report 2021-05-14 139434
ROSUVASTATIN SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 20MG New Report 2021-05-14 139431
ROSUVASTATIN SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 5MG New Report 2021-05-14 139428
APO-RISPERIDONE APOTEX INC Actual shortage 1.0MG New Report 2021-05-14 139425
APO-RISPERIDONE APOTEX INC Actual shortage 3.0MG New Report 2021-05-14 139422
APO-QUETIAPINE APOTEX INC Actual shortage 300MG New Report 2021-05-14 139419
APO-QUETIAPINE APOTEX INC Actual shortage 100MG New Report 2021-05-14 139416
APO-METFORMIN ER APOTEX INC Actual shortage 1000MG New Report 2021-05-14 139413
EXTRA STRENGTH IBUPROFEN LIQUID GEL CAPSULES APOTEX INC Actual shortage 400MG New Report 2021-05-14 139409
APO-CANDESARTAN APOTEX INC Actual shortage 16MG New Report 2021-05-14 139406
APO-BACLOFEN APOTEX INC Actual shortage 20MG New Report 2021-05-14 139403
APO-AMLODIPINE-ATORVASTATIN APOTEX INC Actual shortage 40MG 10MG New Report 2021-05-14 139400
APO-AMBRISENTAN APOTEX INC Actual shortage 10MG New Report 2021-05-14 139397
APO-AMBRISENTAN APOTEX INC Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2021-05-14 139394
CIPROFLOXACIN SANIS HEALTH INC Anticipated shortage 500MG Updated Report 2021-05-14 138164
CIPROFLOXACIN SANIS HEALTH INC Anticipated shortage 250MG Updated Report 2021-05-14 138161
LEUCOVORIN CALCIUM INJECTION TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 10MG Updated Report 2021-05-14 139303
CLINDOXYL GEL GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Anticipated shortage 1% 5% New Report 2021-05-14 139383
MIDAZOLAM INJECTION USP STERINOVA INC. Anticipated shortage 1MG Updated Report 2021-05-14 139380
LOSARTAN HCT SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Resolved 50MG 12.5MG Updated Report 2021-05-14 120588
LOSARTAN HCT SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Resolved 50MG 12.5MG Updated Report 2021-05-14 120597
LOSARTAN HCT SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Resolved 100MG 12.5MG Updated Report 2021-05-14 120600
LOSARTAN HCT SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Resolved 100MG 12.5MG Updated Report 2021-05-14 120603
ACH-PIOGLITAZONE ACCORD HEALTHCARE INC Actual shortage 30MG Updated Report 2021-05-14 131754
ACH-PIOGLITAZONE ACCORD HEALTHCARE INC Actual shortage 15MG Updated Report 2021-05-14 130429
GABAPENTIN CAPSULES USP ACCORD HEALTHCARE INC Resolved 300MG Updated Report 2021-05-14 131757
ACH-ROSUVASTATIN ACCORD HEALTHCARE INC Resolved 20MG Updated Report 2021-05-14 134627
GABAPENTIN CAPSULES USP ACCORD HEALTHCARE INC Resolved 100MG Updated Report 2021-05-14 135997
SANDOZ DILTIAZEM CD SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 240MG New Report 2021-05-14 139354
SANDOZ DILTIAZEM CD SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 180MG New Report 2021-05-14 139347
STATEX SUPPOSITORIES 5MG PALADIN LABS INC. Resolved 5MG Updated Report 2021-05-14 135205
XYLOCAINE 2% ASPEN PHARMACARE CANADA INC. Resolved 20MG Updated Report 2021-05-14 137225
XARELTO BAYER INC Resolved 2.5MG Updated Report 2021-05-14 138713
XENICAL CHEPLAPHARM ARZNEIMITTEL GMBH Actual shortage 120MG Updated Report 2021-05-14 139254
BUTRANS 5 PURDUE PHARMA Actual shortage 5MCG Updated Report 2021-05-14 139259
VISUDYNE CHEPLAPHARM ARZNEIMITTEL GMBH Anticipated shortage 15MG Updated Report 2021-05-13 123386

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
SANDOZ DILTIAZEM CD SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Discontinued 240MG New Report 2021-05-14 139358
SANDOZ DILTIAZEM CD SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Discontinued 180MG New Report 2021-05-14 139351
STATEX SUPPOSITORIES 5MG PALADIN LABS INC. Discontinued 5MG Updated Report 2021-05-14 139317
SANDOZ DILTIAZEM CD SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Discontinued 300MG New Report 2021-05-13 139336
SANDOZ DILTIAZEM CD SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Discontinued 120MG New Report 2021-05-13 139331