A compounding pharmacy is able to provide drugs that have been discontinued or that are currently experiencing manufacturer shortages.
Discontinued Drugs: Sometimes drugs are discontinued because they are found to be unsafe. However there are many situations when a drug is discontinued because it is no longer considered profitable by the manufacturer. In these situations the drug is not necessarily ineffective or unsafe. It usually just means there is not enough demand to justify a large manufacturing operation. Many times these drugs are still needed by patients. Our compounding pharmacy can obtain the raw materials needed to make these medications and compound them.
Drug Shortages: Shortages of drugs can occur for many reasons. Frequently they are due to a manufacturer being unable to obtain a particular ingredient or updating parts of their manufacturing process. During a shortage, patients may be unable to obtain the medications they need. A compounding pharmacy may be able to make drugs that are experiencing shortages so that there is no interruption in a patient’s treatment.