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
At Inverell Pharmacy 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 flavour for each patient.
We can also compound medications that are free of problem-causing additives such as sugar, alcohol, preservatives, dyes, and gluten.
(Note: Drugs are also withdrawn from the market due to health risks, and we do not compound medications that were discontinued due to safety concerns.)
Sometimes only certain doses and dosage forms of a particular drug, or specific combinations are discontinued
132 Byron St Inverell Ph: 02 6722 3146