Drug Shortages

Below is a list of current and anticipated ophthalmic drug shortages. This table is generated from Health Canada and is intended for use by practicing ophthalmologists. Drugs that have been out of production or unavailable for more than 12 months are not included in this table.

The table is updated daily.

Last Updated: 2022-08-10 00:01:15

Drug Name Drug Status Last Updated DIN Type Anticipated Start Date Estimated End Date Actual Start Date Actual End Date Shortage Reason
VISUDYNE Marketed 2020-06-17 02242367 Shortage 2022-07-27 2022-08-27 Delay in shipping of the drug.
MED-BRIMONIDINE Marketed 2020-12-09 02507811 Shortage 2022-08-01 2022-11-15 2022-08-08 Demand increase for the drug.
DIOFLUOR STRIPS Marketed 2022-02-08 02160773 Shortage 2020-12-01 2021-03-22 Shortage of an active ingredient.
MINIMS FLUORESCEIN SODIUM Marketed 2022-02-08 02148390 Shortage 2022-08-12 2022-06-27 Other (Please describe in comments)
MINIMS PHENYLEPHRINE HYDROCHLORIDE Marketed 2021-01-10 02148447 Shortage 2022-08-12 2022-06-27 Other (Please describe in comments)
ACT LATANOPROST/TIMOLOL Marketed 2021-09-09 02436256 Shortage 2022-12-10 2021-08-27 Disruption of the manufacture of the drug.
APO-LATANOPROST Marketed 2018-09-18 02296527 Shortage 2022-09-23 2022-03-29 Disruption of the manufacture of the drug.
ATROPINE Marketed 2019-04-06 02023695 Shortage 2020-11-01 Delay in shipping of the drug.
COSOPT PRESERVATIVE-FREE Marketed 2022-06-08 02258692 Shortage 2022-04-21 2022-08-12 2022-04-21 Delay in shipping of the drug.
DUREZOL Marketed 2019-05-04 02415534 Shortage 2022-02-28 2022-02-25 Disruption of the manufacture of the drug.
ILEVRO Marketed 2019-06-07 02411393 Shortage 2022-07-05 2022-08-19 2022-07-05 Delay in shipping of the drug.
KETOROLAC Marketed 2020-04-03 02245821 Shortage 2022-07-22 2022-08-24 Disruption of the manufacture of the drug.
KETOROLAC Marketed 2020-04-03 02245821 Shortage 2022-07-28 2022-08-24 Disruption of the manufacture of the drug.
MINIMS PHENYLEPHRINE HYDROCHLORIDE Marketed 2021-01-10 02148455 Shortage 2022-08-12 2022-06-27 Other (Please describe in comments)
MIOCHOL-E Marketed 2021-12-08 02133326 Shortage 2022-06-24 2022-08-29 2022-06-27 Other (Please describe in comments)
OCUFLOX Marketed 2020-04-03 02143291 Shortage 2022-09-30 2021-04-06 Disruption of the manufacture of the drug.
RIVA-LATANOPROST Marketed 2020-04-03 02341085 Shortage 2022-06-10 2022-10-31 Demand increase for the drug.
SANDOZ BRIMONIDINE Marketed 2020-04-03 02305429 Shortage 2022-08-05 2022-04-20 Disruption of the manufacture of the drug.
SANDOZ BRIMONIDINE Marketed 2020-04-03 02305429 Shortage 2022-08-19 2022-06-22 Disruption of the manufacture of the drug.
SANDOZ DORZOLAMIDE Marketed 2018-03-08 02316307 Shortage 2022-09-02 2022-08-03 Disruption of the manufacture of the drug.
SANDOZ OLOPATADINE 0.2% Marketed 2020-04-03 02420171 Shortage 2022-08-19 2022-08-03 Disruption of the manufacture of the drug.
SANDOZ PREDNISOLONE Marketed 2020-04-03 01916203 Shortage 2022-08-12 2022-06-17 Disruption of the manufacture of the drug.
SANDOZ PREDNISOLONE Marketed 2020-04-03 01916203 Shortage 2022-09-09 2022-07-29 Disruption of the manufacture of the drug.
SOFRACORT Marketed 2018-06-05 02224623 Shortage 2022-09-07 2022-04-29 Other (Please describe in comments)
TIMOLOL MALEATE-EX Marketed 2018-03-08 02242275 Shortage 2022-09-30 2022-06-22 Disruption of the manufacture of the drug.
TRUSOPT PRESERVATIVE-FREE Marketed 2022-08-08 02269090 Shortage 2022-07-29 2022-08-12 2022-07-29 Delay in shipping of the drug.

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