Drug Shortages

Below is a list of current and anticipated ophthalmic drug shortages gathered from Health Canada. 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: 2022-01-21 00:01:17

Drug Name Drug Status Last Updated DIN Type Anticipated Start Date Estimated End Date Actual Start Date Actual End Date Shortage Reason
DIOFLUOR STRIPS Marketed 2020-08-05 02160773 Shortage 2020-12-01 2022-02-19 2021-03-22 Shortage of an active ingredient.
ACT LATANOPROST/TIMOLOL Marketed 2021-09-09 02436256 Shortage 2022-03-31 2021-08-27 Disruption of the manufacture of the drug.
ACUVAIL Marketed 2020-04-03 02369362 Shortage 2022-02-15 2022-01-19 Demand increase for the drug.
ATROPINE Marketed 2019-04-06 02023695 Shortage 2020-11-01 Delay in shipping of the drug.
DUREZOL Marketed 2019-05-04 02415534 Shortage 2022-02-28 Disruption of the manufacture of the drug.
MINIMS PREDNISOLONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE Marketed 2021-01-10 02148498 Shortage 2021-12-27 2021-12-10 Other (Please describe in comments)
MINIMS TROPICAMIDE Marketed 2021-01-10 02148536 Shortage 2022-01-10 2021-12-10 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.
VIROPTIC Marketed 2020-11-09 00687456 Shortage 2017-06-14 Shortage of an active ingredient.

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