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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
ZOLMITRIPTAN PRO DOC LIMITEE Anticipated shortage 2.5MG New Report 2019-05-21 84481
VIRACEPT -250MG PFIZER CANADA ULC Anticipated shortage 250MG Updated Report 2019-05-21 65178
VIMPAT UCB CANADA INC Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2019-05-21 82479
NITROGLYCERIN IN 5% DEXTROSE INJ.-400MCG/ML BAXTER CORPORATION Actual shortage 5G 40MG Updated Report 2019-05-21 82898
FUNGIZONE BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CANADA Actual shortage 50MG Updated Report 2019-05-21 16534
TRICIRA LO APOTEX INC Resolved 0.025MG 0.025MG 0.025MG 0.180MG 0.215MG 0.250MG Updated Report 2019-05-21 78558
TRICIRA LO APOTEX INC Resolved 0.025MG 0.025MG 0.025MG 0.180MG 0.215MG 0.250MG Updated Report 2019-05-21 77902
APO-VENLAFAXINE XR APOTEX INC Resolved 75.0MG Updated Report 2019-05-21 82022
APO-QUINAPRIL APOTEX INC Resolved 5MG Updated Report 2019-05-21 66623
LABETALOL HYDROCHLORIDE INJECTION USP PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2019-05-21 60109
INNOHEP LEO PHARMA INC Resolved 16000UNIT Updated Report 2019-05-21 84177
APO-QUINAPRIL APOTEX INC Resolved 40MG Updated Report 2019-05-21 57808
APO-QUINAPRIL APOTEX INC Resolved 10MG Updated Report 2019-05-21 66626
APO-MELOXICAM APOTEX INC Resolved 7.5MG Updated Report 2019-05-21 59302
APO-GABAPENTIN APOTEX INC Resolved 800MG Updated Report 2019-05-21 79580
APO-EMTRICITABINE-TENOFOVIR APOTEX INC Resolved 300MG 200MG Updated Report 2019-05-21 80530
VANCOMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE FOR INJECTION USP STERIMAX INC Resolved 500MG Updated Report 2019-05-21 70380
VANCOMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE FOR INJECTION USP STERIMAX INC Resolved 1G Updated Report 2019-05-21 80082
ACYCLOVIR SODIUM INJECTION STERIMAX INC Actual shortage 50MG Updated Report 2019-05-21 78727
CANDESARTAN SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Anticipated shortage 8MG Updated Report 2019-05-21 83176
QUETIAPINE SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Resolved 100MG Updated Report 2019-05-21 80880
MYLAN-TADALAFIL MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2019-05-21 73957
MYLAN-EMTRICITABINE/TENOFOVIR DISOPROXIL MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 300MG 200MG Updated Report 2019-05-21 82201
ELIDEL VALEANT CANADA LP/VALEANT CANADA S.E.C. Actual shortage 1% Updated Report 2019-05-21 83482
TAZORAC ALLERGAN INC Resolved 0.05% Updated Report 2019-05-18 65978
RISEDRONATE-35 SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 35MG Updated Report 2019-05-18 83950
HYPURIN NPH INSULIN ISOPHANE PORK WOCKHARDT UK LTD Resolved 100UNIT Updated Report 2019-05-18 78719
MYLAN-BECLO AQ MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 50MCG Updated Report 2019-05-18 80428
AURO-VENLAFAXINE XR AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2019-05-18 84288
APO-AMOXI CLAV APOTEX INC Resolved 400MG 57MG Updated Report 2019-05-18 41
APO-ATORVASTATIN APOTEX INC Resolved 80MG Updated Report 2019-05-18 84115
AURO-CELECOXIB AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 200MG Updated Report 2019-05-18 84269
LIDOCAINE HYDROCHLORIDE INJECTION USP 1% HOSPIRA HEALTHCARE ULC Anticipated shortage 10MG New Report 2019-05-17 84418
SEPTA-LOSARTAN SEPTA PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2019-05-17 70874
SEPTA-LOSARTAN SEPTA PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 25MG Updated Report 2019-05-17 72089
SEPTA-LOSARTAN SEPTA PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 50MG Updated Report 2019-05-17 62907
VENCLEXTA ABBVIE CORPORATION Actual shortage 10MG 100MG 50MG Updated Report 2019-05-17 84408
VENCLEXTA ABBVIE CORPORATION Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2019-05-17 84405
VENCLEXTA ABBVIE CORPORATION Actual shortage 50MG Updated Report 2019-05-17 84402
VENCLEXTA ABBVIE CORPORATION Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2019-05-17 84255
APO-CEFPROZIL APOTEX INC Actual shortage Updated Report 2019-05-17 62618
APO-METHYLPHENIDATE ER APOTEX INC Resolved 18MG Updated Report 2019-05-17 71136
APO-METHYLPHENIDATE ER APOTEX INC Actual shortage 54MG Updated Report 2019-05-17 68225
APO-METHYLPHENIDATE ER APOTEX INC Actual shortage 36MG Updated Report 2019-05-17 70146
APO-METHYLPHENIDATE ER APOTEX INC Actual shortage 27MG Updated Report 2019-05-17 69918
APO-FENO-SUPER APOTEX INC Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2019-05-17 15268
APO-CICLOPIROX APOTEX INC Actual shortage 8% Updated Report 2019-05-17 66919
APO-ATOMOXETINE APOTEX INC Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2019-05-17 84108
ROSUVASTATIN SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2019-05-17 76010
LOSARTAN SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Anticipated shortage 100MG Updated Report 2019-05-17 84342

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
COMBIVENT UDV BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (CANADA) LTD LTEE To be discontinued 0.2MG 1.0MG New Report 2019-05-21 84465
ATORVASTATIN-80 SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC To be discontinued 80MG Updated Report 2019-05-21 70947
APO-AMOXI CLAV APOTEX INC Discontinued Updated Report 2019-05-18 84392
APO-CEFPROZIL APOTEX INC Discontinued Updated Report 2019-05-18 84396
RANITIDINE SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC To be discontinued 150MG Updated Report 2019-05-17 76211