Unavailable Medications

Backorder or Discontinuation of Medications


There are countless products and “remedies” that are no longer commercially available, but that physicians and patients report are very useful in treating a specific problem.

The most common reasons are:

  • backordered due to a manufacturing problem
  • discontinued due to decreased usage or declining manufacturer profits, which may be related to the introduction to a newer drug
  • withdrawn from the market due to health risks(*we do not compound medications that were discontinued to safety concerns*)

For the complete Current and Resolved Drug Shortages and Discontinuations Reported to FDA go to: