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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
SINEMET 100/25 MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 25MG 100MG Updated Report 2020-12-03 57126
TEVA-LISINOPRIL/HCTZ (TYPE Z) TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 20MG 25MG Updated Report 2020-12-03 127625
TEVA-LISINOPRIL/HCTZ (TYPE Z) TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 10MG 12.5MG Updated Report 2020-12-03 114427
TOBREX NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC Actual shortage 0.3% Updated Report 2020-12-03 123888
ACT RALOXIFENE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 60MG Updated Report 2020-12-03 126516
TEVA-DILTIAZEM CD TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 180MG Updated Report 2020-12-03 129512
RATIO-TOPISALIC TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 0.5MG 20MG Updated Report 2020-12-03 129042
TEVA-AZATHIOPRINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 50MG Updated Report 2020-12-03 123720
TEVA-OMEPRAZOLE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 20MG Updated Report 2020-12-03 122214
TEVA-NYSTATIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 100000UNIT Updated Report 2020-12-03 104914
SUSTIVA 50MG BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CANADA Actual shortage 50MG Updated Report 2020-12-03 125709
NAT-ERLOTINIB NATCO PHARMA (CANADA) INC Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2020-12-03 129553
NAT-ERLOTINIB NATCO PHARMA (CANADA) INC Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2020-12-03 129550
RAN-ROPINIROLE RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 5.0MG New Report 2020-12-03 129547
RAN-RISPERIDONE RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 1.0MG New Report 2020-12-03 129544
NAT-ERLOTINIB NATCO PHARMA (CANADA) INC Actual shortage 25MG Updated Report 2020-12-03 129536
RAN-LISINOPRIL RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2020-12-03 129527
RAN-RISPERIDONE RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 0.5MG New Report 2020-12-03 129539
ACT PRAMIPEXOLE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 1.5MG New Report 2020-12-03 129530
ACT PRAMIPEXOLE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 0.25MG New Report 2020-12-03 129520
RAN-LISINOPRIL RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 10MG New Report 2020-12-03 129523
RAN-LISINOPRIL RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 5MG New Report 2020-12-03 129518
TEVA-BETAHISTINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 16MG New Report 2020-12-03 129515
TARO-RAMIPRIL HCTZ SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Actual shortage 10MG 25MG New Report 2020-12-03 129509
TARO-RAMIPRIL HCTZ SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Actual shortage 5MG 25MG Updated Report 2020-12-03 129504
TARO-RAMIPRIL HCTZ SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Actual shortage 5MG 12.5MG New Report 2020-12-03 129501
TARO-RAMIPRIL HCTZ SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Actual shortage 2.5MG 12.5MG New Report 2020-12-03 129498
TARO-RAMIPRIL SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Actual shortage 10MG New Report 2020-12-03 129495
TARO-RAMIPRIL SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Actual shortage 10MG New Report 2020-12-03 129492
TARO-RAMIPRIL SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Actual shortage 5MG New Report 2020-12-03 129489
TARO-RAMIPRIL SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Actual shortage 5MG New Report 2020-12-03 129486
TARO-PREGABALIN SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Actual shortage 150MG New Report 2020-12-03 129483
TEVA-FUROSEMIDE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2020-12-03 122685
ACT LATANOPROST/TIMOLOL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 50MCG 5MG Updated Report 2020-12-03 124101
LEUCOVORIN CALCIUM INJECTION TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2020-12-03 125497
TARO-GLICLAZIDE MR SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Actual shortage 30MG New Report 2020-12-03 129474
TARO-DONEPEZIL SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2020-12-03 108158
TARO-DONEPEZIL SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2020-12-03 108161
TARO-ZOPICLONE SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Resolved 7.5MG Updated Report 2020-12-03 125962
TARO-IRBESARTAN SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Resolved 75MG Updated Report 2020-12-03 74585
TARO-IRBESARTAN SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2020-12-03 80632
TARO-IRBESARTAN SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Actual shortage 300MG Updated Report 2020-12-03 75896
TARO-CIPROFLOX SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Actual shortage 750MG Updated Report 2020-12-03 101247
TARO-CIPROFLOX SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Resolved 250MG Updated Report 2020-12-03 101244
TARO-VALSARTAN SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Actual shortage 160MG Updated Report 2020-12-03 75289
TARO-VALSARTAN SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Actual shortage 160MG Updated Report 2020-12-03 1473
TARO-VALSARTAN SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Actual shortage 80MG Updated Report 2020-12-03 80641
TARO-VALSARTAN SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Actual shortage 80MG Updated Report 2020-12-03 74596
TARO-VALSARTAN SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2020-12-03 74590
TEVA-CLOBETASOL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 0.05% Updated Report 2020-12-03 122693

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
LIVOSTIN SUS NAS 0.5MG/ML JANSSEN INC To be discontinued 0.05MG Updated Report 2020-12-03 117970
PRAVACHOL BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CANADA Discontinued 20MG Updated Report 2020-12-02 129131
PRAVACHOL BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CANADA Discontinued 40MG Updated Report 2020-12-02 129134
PRAVACHOL BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CANADA Discontinued 20MG Updated Report 2020-12-01 68392
PRAVACHOL BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CANADA Discontinued 40MG Updated Report 2020-12-01 68395