Drug Product Database (DPD)


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The DPD contains product specific information on drugs approved for use in Canada. The database is managed by Health Canada and includes human pharmaceutical and biological drugs, veterinary drugs and disinfectant products. It contains approximately 15,000 products which companies have notified Health Canada as being marketed.


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Submitted by Anonymous on November 01, 2017 - 12:59 AM

Is The Drug Product Database no longer freely available? I am searching for the DINs?

Submitted by open-ouvert on November 03, 2017 - 7:36 PM

Health Canada is currently working on the development of an Application Programming Interface (API) that will facilitate access to the data contained in the Drug Product Database. It is expected that the API will be available in December2017. In the meantime the app that is available via the following link below continues to be accessible, free to use and searchable: https://health-products.canada.ca/dpd-bdpp/index-eng.jsp.

Submitted by Aouicha Abdelkader on August 05, 2017 - 7:26 PM

Je suis preparateur en pharmacie juste titre d'informations les molécules maire des médicaments.

Submitted by Maria F Martin… on January 26, 2016 - 7:31 PM

I am Occupational Medicine resident, I need to find the DIN numbers for the "Z-drugs"

Submitted by open-ouvert on January 27, 2016 - 1:51 PM

Thanks for your comment, I have forwarded your question to the data owner, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Thom, for the Open Government Team

Submitted by open-ouvert on July 03, 2015 - 6:07 PM

Thank you for your comment. The following response has been posted on behalf of the data owner : "This application is intended to provide easy access to Health Canada's Drug Product Database - a searchable database that provides static datasets. This tool brings users directly to the query form to search the database and download the results."

Submitted by Mary Colameco on February 10, 2015 - 12:25 AM

I'm interested in finding info on the drug Co-Atenolol which I am presently taking. I understand it was banned in the United States and was wondering why it is being prescribed here?

Submitted by MICHELINE COUTU on January 16, 2015 - 7:00 PM

J'Ai essayé de trouver des renseignements pour le produits Invokana sur le site Base de donnees sur les produits pharmaceutiques mais sans succes.J

Submitted by open-ouvert on January 30, 2015 - 6:02 PM

Nous vous remercions de votre demande. Nous avons identifié un problème avec les fichiers qui sont actuellement affichés. La question sera abordée lorsque les fichiers sont rafraîchies semaine prochaine (1 Février 2015).