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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
PRO-LISINOPRIL - 10 PRO DOC LIMITEE Anticipated shortage 10MG New Report 2021-03-02 134986
ESOMEPRAZOLE PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2021-03-02 121840
ESOMEPRAZOLE PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2021-03-02 114022
AVALIDE SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Actual shortage 150MG 12.5MG Updated Report 2021-03-02 132678
AVAPRO SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 75MG Updated Report 2021-03-02 134199
QUELICIN PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2021-03-02 127893
DALACIN C PHOSPHATE PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2021-03-02 134278
LORAZEPAM INJECTION USP PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 4MG Updated Report 2021-03-02 127901
HYDROMORPH CONTIN PURDUE PHARMA Resolved 9MG Updated Report 2021-03-02 134480
NALCROM SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 100MG Updated Report 2021-03-02 134957
PRAVASTATIN SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2021-03-02 134025
MEMANTINE SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Resolved 10MG Updated Report 2021-03-02 121784
LUNESTA SUNOVION PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC Actual shortage 1MG New Report 2021-03-02 134954
MYLAN-PROPAFENONE MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2021-03-02 129179
MYLAN-VERAPAMIL SR MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 240MG Updated Report 2021-03-02 130850
MYLAN-VERAPAMIL SR MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 180MG Updated Report 2021-03-02 120686
SYNTHROID BGP PHARMA ULC Anticipated shortage 150MCG Updated Report 2021-03-02 134246
SYNTHROID BGP PHARMA ULC Actual shortage 125MCG Updated Report 2021-03-02 130583
SYNTHROID BGP PHARMA ULC Anticipated shortage 75MCG New Report 2021-03-02 134941
VIRACEPT PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 625MG Updated Report 2021-03-02 130435
METOCLOPRAMIDE HYDROCHLORIDE INJECTION SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Resolved 5MG Updated Report 2021-03-02 131397
SANDOZ SILODOSIN SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Resolved 8MG Updated Report 2021-03-02 133531
SANDOZ TOPIRAMATE TABLETS SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Resolved 25MG Updated Report 2021-03-02 131414
SANDOZ TOPIRAMATE TABLETS SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Resolved 200MG Updated Report 2021-03-02 131836
SANDOZ TOPIRAMATE TABLETS SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Resolved 100MG Updated Report 2021-03-02 131411
SANDOZ PRAVASTATIN TABLETS SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Resolved 40MG Updated Report 2021-03-02 122973
MORPHINE SULFATE INJECTION SDZ SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Resolved 10MG Updated Report 2021-03-02 134142
SANDOZ LANSOPRAZOLE SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Resolved 30MG Updated Report 2021-03-02 132404
SUPEUDOL SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2021-03-02 133537
STALEVO SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 50MG 12.5MG 200MG Updated Report 2021-03-02 131833
STALEVO SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 150MG 37.5MG 200MG Updated Report 2021-03-02 134148
STALEVO SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 125MG 31.25MG 200MG New Report 2021-03-02 134914
SANDOZ RISPERIDONE SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 3.0MG Updated Report 2021-03-02 133526
SANDOZ ORPHENADRINE SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 100MG New Report 2021-03-02 134909
FUROSEMIDE INJ USP SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 10MG New Report 2021-03-02 134906
SANDOZ DICLOFENAC RAPIDE SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 50MG New Report 2021-03-02 134903
CLINDAMYCIN INJECTION USP SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2021-03-02 133521
SANDOZ CANDESARTAN PLUS SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 32MG 12.5MG Updated Report 2021-03-02 132389
IMIPRAMINE AA PHARMA INC Actual shortage 25MG Updated Report 2021-03-02 133186
RIVA-PYRIDOSTIGMINE LABORATOIRE RIVA INC. Anticipated shortage 60MG Updated Report 2021-03-02 133116
SUBLOCADE INDIVIOR UK LIMITED Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2021-03-02 123461
DDAVP RHINYLE FERRING INC Resolved 0.1MG Updated Report 2021-03-02 123857
STRENSIQ ALEXION PHARMA GMBH Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2021-03-02 126799
VIRAZOLE BAUSCH HEALTH, CANADA INC. Actual shortage 6G Updated Report 2021-03-02 134795
VAQTA MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 50UNIT Updated Report 2021-03-02 134858
STRENSIQ ALEXION PHARMA GMBH Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2021-03-02 126791
APO-CABERGOLINE APOTEX INC Resolved 0.5MG Updated Report 2021-03-02 41136
20% PROSOL BAXTER CORPORATION Resolved 1.44G 1.35G 1.18G 1.08G 1.08G 1G 0.98G 0.76G 0.32G 2.76G 2.06G 1.96G 1.34G 1.02G 1.02G 0.6G 0.05G Updated Report 2021-03-02 132584
APO-VARENICLINE APOTEX INC Resolved 0.5MG 1MG Updated Report 2021-03-01 133394
APO-HYDROMORPHONE APOTEX INC Resolved 8MG Updated Report 2021-03-01 131163

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
INTRON A MERCK CANADA INC To be discontinued 10000000UNIT Updated Report 2021-03-02 92451
DDAVP RHINYLE FERRING INC Discontinued 0.1MG Updated Report 2021-03-02 132472
PMS-SULFASALAZINE-E.C. TAB 500MG PHARMASCIENCE INC Discontinued 500MG New Report 2021-03-01 134853
ABILIFY OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL CO LTD Discontinued 2MG Updated Report 2021-03-01 129984
INTRON A MERCK CANADA INC To be discontinued 6000000UNIT Updated Report 2021-02-25 92457