Active Ingredient Information in Canadian Drug Product Database

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This dataset contains complete active ingredient information for all approved, marketed, canceled and dormant products for human, veterinary, disinfectant and radiopharmaceutical use in the Canadian Drug Product Database (DPD) as of September 1, 2017. Before drug products are authorized for sale, Health Canada reviews them to assess their safety, efficacy, and quality. Drug products include prescription and non-prescription pharmaceuticals, disinfectants and sanitizers with disinfectant claims.


The Drug Product Database (DPD) captures information on Canadian human, veterinary, disinfectant, and radiopharmaceutical products approved for use by Health Canada. This dataset contains approved, marketed (active), canceled (inactivated), and as of September 1, 2017, dormant products.

The Drug Product Database (DPD) is maintained by Health Canada. Drugs in the DPD can be identified by a Drug Identification Number (DIN). These drugs include drugs for humans and animals, disinfectants, radiopharmaceutical drugs and biological drugs for humans. Biological drugs for animals are regulated by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Certain drugs may appear on the DPD 6 months after they are authorized. These include sunscreen, anti-dandruff shampoo and hard surface disinfectants.

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Drug Safety, Canadian Drug Product Database, Canada Medicines, Drugs Active Ingredients in Canada, Approved Drugs, Canada Drug Active Ingredients, DPD AI, Canada Drug Database, Drug Risk Profile, Drug Product Status

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Registered Drug Products with Active Ingredient Information in Canada, Canadian Registered Drugs Database

Product_StatusStatus of the drug product.stringrequired : 1 enum : Array
Drug_CodeDrug Product Database (DPD) codeintegerrequired : 1 level : Nominal
Active_Ingredient_CodeActive ingredient code assigned to the drugintegerrequired : 1 level : Nominal
IngredientName of the active ingredientstringrequired : 1
Ingredient_Supplied_INDIND (Investigational new drug) phase for the active ingredientstring-
StrengthStrength of the active ingredient in the drug productnumberlevel : Ratio
Dosage_ValueRecommended dosage valuenumberlevel : Ratio
Is_BaseWhether or not the active ingredient is a baseboolean-
Dosage_UnitDrug's dosage unitstring-
NotesAdditional information on the active ingredientstring-
Ingredient_FootnoteActive ingredients footnotesstring-
Cancelled Product52160145GOLDI3Dfalse3Or
Cancelled Product52161145GOLDI9Dfalse9Or
Cancelled Product52172145GOLDI9Dfalse9Or
Cancelled Product52202145GOLDI9Dfalse9Or
Cancelled Product60782145GOLDI12XfalseOr
Cancelled Product55496309IRONI1Xfalse1Fer
Cancelled Product54021309IRONI1Xfalse1Fer
Cancelled Product52177309IRONI7Dfalse7Fer
Cancelled Product52191309IRONI3Dfalse3Fer
Marketed Product761768826WATERI1MLfalseEau