"Children often can not take medicines
made for adults"
Working with a compounding pharmacist, your child's pediatrician can prescribe prescription medications for pain relief, respiratory disorders, oral thrush, diabetes, head lice, diaper rash, skin disorders, cold sores, fever blisters and more. Compounding can benefit patients in a variety of ways.
Flavored Medicine- If your child doesn't like the taste of his or her medication, they are unlikely to get the benefits of the prescription. Taste is a primary concern for the child and an opportunity for the compounding pharmacist to make a difference. Dozens of flavors are available to enhance the taste and color of a medication. The compounding pharmacist will take into consideration the stability of the medication when recommending possible flavors. Your child won't mind taking medicine as much when it tastes like bubblegum or even chocolate!
Unigue Dosage Forms- Many children cannot swallow medications like tablets or capsules. To solve this problem, your pediatrician and compounding pharmacist can develop and prepare medications in alternate dosage forms for your child that they won't mind taking. These include lollipops, gummy bears, syrups, suspensions, freezer pops, lozenges, transdermal gels and even pacifier dosages for infants.
Strength Variations- Your child is unique. Children vary in a number of ways including different sensitivities or allergies, height, weight, and drug tolerance. It is often a challenge to find a commercially available medication suitable for the individual needs of your child. A compounding pharmacist can be of help in formulating a mediation which comes in the exact dose needed for a child of a certain age and size.
Types of compounding - There's a variety of medications that can be compounded, most commonly in the areas of dermatology, hormone replacement therapy, hospice, hypoallergenic, pain management, pediatric, podiatry, sports medicine and veterinary.