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ChlordiazePOXIDE 5 mg, 10 mg and 25 mg Capsules Shortage

May 18 , 2017

The Issue:
There is a backorder of all strengths of chlordiazePOXIDE capsules (5 mg, 10 mg and 25 mg). AA Pharma is the only Canadian manufacturer of this product. The estimated availability date for all strengths is mid-September 2017.

Current stock levels are satisfactory but may not last the duration of this backorder.

Key Messages:

  •  Physicians should be aware of the shortage of chlordiazePOXIDE capsules.
  • Suggested formulary alternatives*, as clinically appropriate include:
    • Alprazolam
    • Diazepam
    • Lorazepam
    • Oxazepam
  • Conserve chlordiazePOXIDE for patients for whom there are no other alternatives.

The AHS Provincial Drug Formulary is available here. 

*Alternatives are provided for clinician information and may not be appropriate for all clinical situations. The information provided does not replace clinician judgement.


Please post this notice in your area and ensure all staff is informed about the change.


Please contact your site pharmacy department with any questions or concerns.

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