Medications may be commercially unavailable for a variety of reasons, the most common being:
- back-ordered due to a manufacturing problem
- discontinued due to decreased usage or declining manufacturer profits, which may be related to the introduction of a newer drug
(Note: Drugs are also withdrawn from the market due to health safety concerns – we do not compound medications that were discontinued for health safety concerns.)
Sometimes certain doses and dosage forms of a particular drug, or specific combinations are discontinued.
See an updated list of drug shortages and discontinuations as reported to the FDA on the FDA Drug Shortages webpage.
Our professional pharmacists can help by obtaining the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) and compounding the needed drug in the most appropriate dose, dosage form, and flavor for each patient. We can also compound medications that are free of problem-causing additives such as sugar, alcohol, preservatives, dyes, and gluten. We utilize the finest FDA approved chemicals, follow current USP guidelines, and are licensed and regulated by our State Board of Pharmacy.