Public advisory

Authorized Sleep-Aid Medications in Canada

Starting date:
October 7, 2009
Posting date:
October 7, 2009
Type of communication:
Advisory
Subcategory:
Drugs
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Important Safety Information
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-110003046

Product Monographs for brand-name sleep aid medications have been updated with safety information on complex sleep-related behaviours. Product Monographs for generic sleep-aid medications will be updated in the future; patients taking generic sleep-aid drugs may at this time consult the Product Monographs of the brand-name products for the updated safety information.

Product Monographs are available by search of the Drug Product Database.

Brand-Name Sleep-Aid Medications
Product Name Drug Ingredient Manufacturer
Dalmane
Som Pam
Modadon
Nitrazadon
flurazepam
flurazepam
nitrazepam
nitrazepam
Valeant Canada Limitée/Ltd.
Restoril temazepam Sepracor Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Apo-Triazo triazolam Apotex Inc.
Imovane
Rhovane
Ivadal*
zopiclone
zopiclone
zolpidem*
Sanofi-Aventis Canada Inc.
Starnoc* zaleplon* Wyeth Canada

* Ivadal (zolpidem) and Starnoc (zaleplon) are not currently sold in Canada but may become available in the future. Product Monographs for these drugs are not currently available in the Drug Product Database.

Generic Sleep-Aid Medications
Product Name Drug Ingredient Manufacturer
Alti-Nitrazepam nitrazepam Altimed Pharma Inc.
Apo Flurazepam HCl
Apo-Nitrazepam
Apo-Temazepam
Apo-Zopiclone
flurazepam
nitraezpam
temazepam
zopiclone
Apotex Inc.
Somnol flurazepam Axxess Pharma Inc.
Bio-Flurazepam flurazepam Biomed 2002 Inc.
Co Temazepam
Co Zopiclone
temazepam
zopiclone
Cobalt Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Dom-Temazepam
Dom-Zopiclone
temazepam
zopiclone
Dominion Pharmacal
Gen-Temazepam
Gen-Zopiclone
temazepam
zopiclone
Genpharm ULC
GMD-Temazepam temazepam GMD Distributing
Flurazepam flurazepam Laboratoires Confab Laboratories
Riva Zopiclone zopiclone Laboratoire Riva Inc.
Med Temazepam
Med Zopiclone
temazepam
zopiclone
Medican Pharma Inc.
Mylan-Triazolam
Mylan-Zopiclone
triazolam
zopiclone
Mylan Pharmaceuticals ULC
Novo-Flupam
Novo-Temazepam
Novo-Zopiclone
flurazepam
temazepam
zopiclone
Novopharm Ltd.
Nu-Temazepam
Nu-Zopiclone
temazepam
zopiclone
Nu-Pharm Inc.
Penta-Temazepam
Penta-Triazolam
temazepam
triazolam
Penta Pharma
PMS-Flurazepam
PMS-Temazepam
PMS-Zopiclone
flurazepam
temazepam
zopiclone
Pharmascience Inc.
PHL-Temazepam
PHL-Zopiclone
Riva-Zopiclone
temazepam
zopiclone
zopiclone
Pharmel Inc.
Flurazepam
Nitrazepam
Temazepam
Pro-Zopiclone
flurazepam
nitrazepam
temazepam
zopiclone
Pro Doc Limitée
Ran-Zopiclone zopiclone Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc.
Ratio-Temazepam
Ratio-Zopiclone
temazepam
zopiclone
Ratiopharm Inc.
Restoril temazepam Novartis
Sandoz Nitrazepam
Sandoz Zopiclone
nitrazepam
zopiclone
Sandoz Canada Inc.
Zym-Zopiclone zopiclone Zymcan Pharm

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