Unavailable Medications – December 2016

All of the current Medicine shortages are listed on the TGA website at tga.gov.au/prod/MSI/search/

National Custom Compounding can compounding prescription medication when the manufacturer is out of stock. We will contact the Patient’s Doctor to notify them, that we will be compounding the medication to the same strength as the required prescription.

National Custom Compounding will contact the Patient and their Pharmacy if there are any challenges with the process or request.

Please note that the price of the medicine will be different to the regular price and it may not be PBS remunerated.

Unavailable Medicine’s

  • Indocid (Indomethacin) Suppositories
  • Cafergot (Ergotamine & Caffiene) Capsules & Suppositories
  • Stelazine (Trifluoperazine) Capsules
  • Bactroban (Mupirocin) Ointment, Cream & Nasal Ointment
  • Leucovorin (Folinic Acid) Tablets
  • Vagicare (Ascorbic Acid) Pessaries
  • Tofranil (Imipramine) Tablets
  • Neo-Mercazole (Carbimazole) Tablets
  • Dantrium (Dantrolene) Capsules
  • Retin-A & Stevia-Forte (Tretinoin) Cream

NCC Promise

We appreciate that unavailable medicines can cause a number of issues including addition stress to patients that are unfamiliar with the time required to make compounded medicines. We will endeavor to have these medicines ready for customers within 24 hours.

Discontinued Medicines

In addition to unavailable medicines, Manufactures choose to discontinue the supply of some medicines in Australia.

Currently the following medicines have recently been discontinued. We areable to compound an equivalent to these. Please contact us for pricing.

  • Eryacne 2% 30 gram Gel
  • Nizoral 200mg 30 Tablets
  • Cafergot 1mg/100mg 100 Tablets
  • Orudis (Ketoprofen) 100mg 20 Suppositories

Full list of Unavailable Medications (from TGA website)

Current shortages

TOFRANIL 25 imipramine hydrochloride 25mg tablet blister pack AUST R: 60673Tablet, sugar coated Expected supply: 31 Dec 2017

TOFRANIL 10 imipramine hydrochloride 10mg tablet blister pack AUST R: 11064 Tablet, sugar coated Expected supply: 31 Dec 2017

NEO-MERCAZOLE carbimazole 5mg tablet bottleAUST R: 194296 Tablet, multilayer Expected supply: 31 Dec 2016

CARBIMAZOLE LINK carbimazole 5 mg tablet blister pack AUST R: 254132 Tablet, uncoated Expected supply: 03 Jan 2017

DANTRIUM dantrolene sodium hemiheptahydrate 25mg capsule bottle AUST R: 42975 Capsule Expected supply: 31 Jan 2017

DANTRIUM dantrolene sodium hemiheptahydrate 50mg capsule bottle AUST R: 42976 Capsule Expected supply: 31 Jan 2017

STELAZINE trifluoperazine 1mg (as hydrochloride) tablet blister packAUST R: 66873Tablet, film coatedExpected supply: 31 Dec 2017

STELAZINE trifluoperazine 2mg (as hydrochloride) tablet blister packAUST R: 66874Tablet, film coatedExpected supply: 31 Dec 2017

STELAZINE trifluoperazine 5mg (as hydrochloride) tablet blister packAUST R: 66875Tablet, film coatedExpected supply: 31 Dec 2017

ROXIN norfloxacin 400mg tablet bottleAUST R: 93211Tablet, film coatedExpected supply: 31 Dec 2016

HYDROGEN PEROXIDE 3%(10 vol) IrrigationAUST R: 11385SolutionExpected supply: 07 Dec 2016

DIBENYLINE phenoxybenzamine hydrochloride 10mg capsule jar AUST R: 12980Capsule, hardExpected supply: 31 Dec 2017

NORFLOXACIN SANDOZ norfloxacin 400mg tablet film coated blister packAUST R: 76899Tablet, film coatedExpected supply: 09 Mar 2017

CLOMID clomifene citrate 50mg tablet blister packAUST R: 10103Tablet, uncoatedExpected supply: 31 Dec 2016

BACTROBAN mupirocin (as calcium) 20mg/g cream tubeAUST R: 63542CreamExpected supply: 31 Dec 2016

STIEVA-A 0.1% tretinoin 1mg/g cream tube AUST R: 39838 Cream Expected supply: 30 Dec 2016

CYCLONEX cyclophosphamide 50mg (anhydrous) tablet bottle AUST R: 73468Tablet, sugar coatedExpected supply: 01 Jan 2015