Canadian Pharmacists Association
Canadian Pharmacists Association

Ozempic and other GLP-1 agonists supply

April 2024 update: 


  • Novo Nordisk has advised that all doses of Ozempic are now available across Canada and the supply situation is currently stable.
  • They are no longer encouraging pharmacists to limit prescriptions to a 30-day supply, indicating that patients can now fill a 90-day prescription.


  • Due to continued demand, there continues to be shortages of Trulicity (dulaglutide) and Mounjaro (tirzepatide) and allocation strategies have been implemented. 
  • The manufacturer is encouraging pharmacists to continue to limit refill prescriptions to a 30-day supply.

More info: Update on the supply of Ozempic and other GLP-1 receptor agonists: Notice

Products impacted


Novo Nordisk reports that the shortage for both Ozempic dose strengths are now resolved and the supply/demand situation for all dose strengths is stable.

Ozempic® 1 mg pen (DIN: 02471469)

Updated to resolved on January 18, 2024

More info: View shortage report.

Ozempic® 0.25/0.5 mg pen – 1.5mL(DIN: 02471477)

Updated to resolved  on February 17, 2024

More info: View shortage report.

Ozempic® 0.25/0.5 mg – 3mL pen (DIN: 02540258 )

Other products

Eli Lilly has advised Health Canada that, depending on the strength of the dosage, it expects shortages to end on May 31, 2024, for Trulicity (dulaglutide) and between June 1 and July 1, 2024, for Mounjaro (tirzepatide).

Various strengths

Shortage due to demand increase.

More info: View shortage reports

Various strengths

Shortage due to demand increase.

More info: View shortage reports

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Last updated: April 12, 2024


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