April 15, 2020
Please be advised that Depakene (Valproic Acid) is being reported in short supply. The anticipated end date of the shortage is April 21, 2020.
A summary of the manufacturers/shortage status, as reported by Drug Shortages Canada can be found here.
June 4, 2019
Tegretol/Carbamazepine are being reported in short supply. A summary of various manufacturers/shortage status, as reported by drugshortagescanada.ca, can be found below.
|Brand Name||Packaging Size||Satus||Date Created||Date Updated||Reports||Estimated Resolution Date|
|TARO-CARBAMAZEPINE CHEWABLE TABLETS 100MG||100||Actual Shortage||2019-05-28||2019-05-31||84968||2019-07-31|
|TEGRETOL 200MGTEGRETOL 200MG||100||Actual Shortage||2019-03-20||2019-04-23||79017||2019-07-26|
If you are taking any of these medications, please consult with your pharmacist about their supply.
July 31st, 2017
Brand name Frisium tablets (DIN 02221799) are being discontinued in Canada. Please see Lundbeck's statement regarding the discontinuation here.
Lundbeck estimates that the remaining supply of Frisium for the Canadian market will be depleted by the end of 2018. This estimate is based current inventory levels and historical usage. The run out date is subject to change if there are unanticipated increases/decreases in demand.
With the advance notice, there is an opportunity to proactively discuss the situation with patients who are stabilized on brand name Frisium and decide when to switch from the branded product to a generic formulation. Patients, their families and healthcare professionals can contact Lundbeck’s Medical Information team at 1-866-880-4636 if they have questions or concerns.
There are two (2) generic products currently marketed in Canada:
|02238334||Teva-Clobazam||Teva Canada Ltd|
Pharmascience Inc has discontinued PMS-Clobazam (DIN 02244474)
Pro Doc Ltée has discontinued Clobazam-10 (DIN 02248454)
To receive email alerts about clobazam shortages or discontinuations:
1. Visit drugshortagescanada.ca
2. Create an account OR Log in to your existing account
3. After you log in, go to this webpage for the active ingredient CLOBAZAM: drugshortagescanada.ca/ingredient/2164
4. Click “Follow” to receive clobazam notifications
Please take a moment to watch this quick video about drug shortages