Update - July 14th, 2015
Apo-clobazam shortage is resolved. The drug identification number or DIN is 02244638.
Please note that PMS-clobazam, marketed by Pharmascience Inc, has been discontinued and is no longer available in Canada. A notice of this drug discontinuation is posted on www.drugshortages.ca. The drug identification number or DIN is 02244474.
Acetazolamide tablets are available again from AA Pharma. The drug identification number or DIN is 00545015.
Please note that Acetazolam (Valeant Canada LP) is no longer available, this product has been discontinued. A notice of this drug discontinuation is posted on www.drugshortages.ca. The drug identification number or DIN is 00295019.
Two clobazam drugs are in shortage:
APO-clobazam (DIN 02244638) is on back-order. The company's estimated resupply date is July 5, 2015.
PMS-clobazam (DIN 02244474) is not available. Resupply date is unknown.
The clobazam products that are not in shortage are: Teva-clobazam, Frisium and Clobazam-10 (available in Quebec)
People may experience difficulty locating PMS-clobazam at pharmacies. There is still some APO-Clobazam in the drug supply chain but it isn't known if there is enough to last until the next batch is released. If your drug store has run out of APO-clobazam the pharmacist may be able to find some from a different supplier or by contacting another drug store. We expect some people who currently take APO-clobazam or PMS-clobazam may receive an alternate brand if they need their clobazam prescription refilled in the next few weeks.
Please contact your local pharmacy to inquire about this drug shortage.