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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
BETAHISTINE SANIS HEALTH INC Resolved 24MG Updated Report 2019-11-13 81154
MYLAN-LANSOPRAZOLE MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Resolved 30MG Updated Report 2019-11-13 88985
MYLAN-LANSOPRAZOLE MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Resolved 15MG Updated Report 2019-11-13 90110
KADIAN BGP PHARMA ULC Resolved 100MG Updated Report 2019-11-13 94104
INNOHEP LEO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 20000UNIT Updated Report 2019-11-13 98537
APO-TAMOX TAB 20MG APOTEX INC Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2019-11-12 84154
APO-TAMOX TAB 10MG APOTEX INC Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2019-11-12 92035
MYLAN-ACYCLOVIR MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 400MG New Report 2019-11-12 98539
MYLAN-ESCITALOPRAM MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 20MG New Report 2019-11-12 98534
INNOHEP LEO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 10000UNIT Updated Report 2019-11-12 83435
MYLAN-ESCITALOPRAM MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 10MG New Report 2019-11-12 98529
INNOHEP LEO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 10000UNIT Updated Report 2019-11-12 92957
INNOHEP LEO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 20000UNIT Updated Report 2019-11-12 89701
TEVETEN BGP PHARMA ULC Anticipated shortage 600MG Updated Report 2019-11-12 97447
INNOHEP LEO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 10000UNIT Updated Report 2019-11-12 84143
MAVIK BGP PHARMA ULC Actual shortage 2MG Updated Report 2019-11-12 91626
MAVIK BGP PHARMA ULC Actual shortage 1MG Updated Report 2019-11-12 96555
MAVIK BGP PHARMA ULC Actual shortage 0.5MG Updated Report 2019-11-12 91623
CLARUS MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2019-11-12 97440
MYLAN-BUDESONIDE AQ MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 64MCG Updated Report 2019-11-12 23169
MYLAN-BECLO AQ MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 50MCG Updated Report 2019-11-12 96537
MYLAN-ATAZANAVIR MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 300MG Updated Report 2019-11-12 96534
MYLAN-ATAZANAVIR MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2019-11-12 96531
DALACIN VAGINAL CREAM PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2019-11-12 97075
PMS-COLCHICINE PHARMASCIENCE INC Actual shortage 0.6MG Updated Report 2019-11-12 8573
PMS-NIFEDIPINE ER PHARMASCIENCE INC Actual shortage 30MG Updated Report 2019-11-12 64823
5% DEXTROSE INJECTION, USP BAXTER CORPORATION Resolved 5G Updated Report 2019-11-12 97992
CANDESARTAN SANIS HEALTH INC Actual shortage 4MG Updated Report 2019-11-12 96874
CANDESARTAN SANIS HEALTH INC Actual shortage 32MG Updated Report 2019-11-12 96884
CANDESARTAN SANIS HEALTH INC Actual shortage 8MG Updated Report 2019-11-12 96880
IRBESARTAN SANIS HEALTH INC Actual shortage 75MG Updated Report 2019-11-12 86038
LOSARTAN HCT SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 25MG 100MG Updated Report 2019-11-12 86777
RIVA-DORZOLAMIDE/TIMOLOL LABORATOIRE RIVA INC Actual shortage 5MG 20MG Updated Report 2019-11-12 98092
LOZIDE SERVIER CANADA INC Actual shortage 1.25MG Updated Report 2019-11-12 98230
NUCYNTA EXTENDED-RELEASE ENDO VENTURES LTD Actual shortage 200MG Updated Report 2019-11-12 98383
DICLOFENAC K SANIS HEALTH INC Actual shortage 50MG Updated Report 2019-11-12 91112
CELESTONE SOLUSPAN MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 3MG 3MG Updated Report 2019-11-12 98390
DOCETAXEL INJECTION USP PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 10.0MG Updated Report 2019-11-12 98444
OLMETEC PLUS MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 12.5MG 20MG Updated Report 2019-11-11 90616
OLMETEC MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2019-11-11 94721
OLMETEC MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2019-11-11 94716
AURO-TRANDOLAPRIL AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 2MG New Report 2019-11-11 98465
AURO-TRANDOLAPRIL AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 1MG New Report 2019-11-11 98462
AURO-TADALAFIL AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2019-11-11 93063
AURO-REPAGLINIDE AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 1MG Updated Report 2019-11-11 72027
AURO-PRAVASTATIN AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2019-11-11 93099
AURO-PRAVASTATIN AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2019-11-11 93102
AURO-PRAVASTATIN AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2019-11-11 93107
AURO-GALANTAMINE ER AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 16MG Updated Report 2019-11-11 96278
AURO-GALANTAMINE ER AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 8MG Updated Report 2019-11-11 96275

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
EMCYT PFIZER CANADA ULC Discontinued 140MG New Report 2019-11-12 98547
DEMEROL SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC To be discontinued 50MG New Report 2019-11-11 98380
NOVAHISTINE DH SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC To be discontinued 10MG 1.7MG New Report 2019-11-11 98377
NOVAHISTEX DH SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC To be discontinued 20MG 5MG New Report 2019-11-11 98374
NOVAHISTEX DH SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC To be discontinued 20MG 5MG New Report 2019-11-11 98371