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: 2022-05-16 00:01:18

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 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 2022-05-13 2022-03-14 Delay in shipping of the drug.
MINIMS PHENYLEPHRINE HYDROCHLORIDE Marketed 2021-01-10 02148447 Shortage 2022-05-27 2022-04-18 Delay in shipping of the drug.
ACT LATANOPROST/TIMOLOL Marketed 2021-09-09 02436256 Shortage 2022-07-10 2021-08-27 Disruption of the manufacture of the drug.
APO-LATANOPROST Marketed 2018-09-18 02296527 Shortage 2022-08-31 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 Marketed 2022-05-08 02258692 Shortage 2022-04-21 2022-06-10 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.
JAMP-TIMOLOL Marketed 2020-10-03 02447800 Shortage 2022-04-22 2022-04-01 Disruption of the manufacture of the drug.
MAXITROL Marketed 2019-05-04 00042676 Shortage 2022-05-09 2022-06-06 Disruption of the manufacture of the drug.
MINIMS CYCLOPENTOLATE HYDROCHLORIDE Marketed 2022-04-08 02148382 Shortage 2022-05-21 2022-04-25 Other (Please describe in comments)
MINIMS PHENYLEPHRINE HYDROCHLORIDE Marketed 2021-01-10 02148455 Shortage 2022-05-16 2022-04-25 Other (Please describe in comments)
MIOCHOL-E Marketed 2021-12-08 02133326 Shortage 2022-05-28 2022-07-15 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.
PMS-MOXIFLOXACIN Marketed 2020-04-03 02432218 Shortage 2022-04-25 2022-03-03 Disruption of the manufacture of the drug.
SANDOZ BRIMONIDINE Marketed 2020-04-03 02305429 Shortage 2022-05-27 2022-04-20 Disruption of the manufacture of the drug.
SANDOZ LATANOPROST Marketed 2020-04-03 02367335 Shortage 2022-06-10 2022-05-10 Disruption of the manufacture of the drug.
SOFRACORT Marketed 2018-06-05 02224623 Shortage 2022-07-18 2022-04-29 Other (Please describe in comments)
TEVA-CYCLOSPORINE Marketed 2019-05-04 02462486 Shortage 2022-08-31 2022-03-09 Disruption of the manufacture of the drug.
TEVA-PREDNISOLONE Marketed 2018-05-03 00700401 Shortage 2022-05-31 2022-04-26 Disruption of the manufacture of the drug.
TEVA-PREDNISOLONE Marketed 2018-05-03 00700401 Shortage 2022-04-20 2022-03-31 Disruption of the manufacture of the drug.
TRAVATAN Z Marketed 2019-05-04 02318008 Shortage 2022-05-04 2022-05-30 2022-05-04 Delay in shipping of the drug.

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