Drug Shortages

Border Compounding Pharmacy can help you continue with your medications during times of drug shortage, rather than requiring you to change your medications completely.

When a pharmaceutical product has been discontinued by its manufacturer, we can formulate replacement products that are as close to the original as possible.

Shortage of Bactroban Ointment and Cream

A recent Australian shortage of Bactroban Ointment and Cream has meant that many community pharmacies cannot provide this powerful antibiotic on prescription.

At Border Compounding Pharmacy, we regularly formulate replacement products to help during times of drug shortage.

If you have trouble obtaining Bactroban through your usual pharmacy, please contact us to see if we can help you.

Prantal Powder has been discontinued, but we have formulated a replacement

Looking for Prantal Powder?

BCP Sweat Free


Our product is effective in treating excessive sweating that causes skin chafing, foot odour, and skin moisture that can lead to fungal infections. It is particularly useful in areas such as the hands, feet, under arms, under breasts and in the groin area.


To apply, clean and dry the affected skin area. Apply the powder and massage thoroughly into skin twice daily or as required. Apply more frequently if perspiration is excessive.

If symptoms persist, please contact us, or consult your doctor or other health care professional.


Like the discontinued Prantal Powder, our product contains diphemanil methylsulfate (20mg/g) as an active ingredient. Our powder is formulated using only natural excipients, is aluminium-free, and is non-gritty.

Our powder is available in 100g shaker bottles.


“The diphemanil powder is wonderful. It stops sweat on my face and on my chest… [and] the carrier makes the powder very pleasant to use. I already use Hamilton Pedoz powder and Curash, but your product stays on skin better and is more “silky” than the other two powders.

OMG – I should have ordered the powder from you months/years ago… You are a “godsend”.”

— S.B., Canberra ACT


To order our Prantal Powder replacement, please contact us or just click below to purchase it securely online through our BCP Shop.

Aluminium Acetate (Burrows Solution) Powder

Having difficulties obtaining Burrows (or Burow’s) Solution in Australia?

We have formulated a dry powder version that simply requires the addition of water.

Burrows Solution contains the active ingredient Aluminium acetate, a topically-applied astringent, antipruritic and antiseptic agent. Most commonly it is applied to rashes, athletes foot, pruritis ani, and eczema.

Each of our powder sachets, when mixed in water and ready for use, provides the active ingredient Aluminum acetate.


  1. Mix one sachet in 500mL of water to obtain a 1:40 dilution (0.14% w/v)
  2. Stir until dissolved
  3. Do not strain or filter the solution
  4. Once prepared, the solution can be kept in the fridge for up to 14 days
  5. Do not ‘double dip’ a used or dirty compress into solution.


Our custom-made Aluminium Acetate (Burrow’s solution) sachets are available in packets of eight through our secure online BCP Shop. Alternatively, you can contact us for an alternative arrangement.

Drug shortages and discontinuations


Having trouble obtaining your regular medications?

Border Compounding Pharmacy can help you continue with your medications during times of drug shortage or discontinuation, rather than requiring you to change your medications completely. We are currently compounding products to help with the increasing number of Australian drug shortages and discontinuations.

We strive to formulate replacements that are as close to the original product as possible.

Recently we have formulated replacements for:

If you require a medication that you cannot obtain,  please contact us.