As most parents are well aware, taking care of a sick child can be quite a challenge. The fact that children commonly dislike taking medication only complicates the management of your child’s care. Some of these difficulties can be removed by the creative approach we take to pediatric medication administration. The pediatric population often requires customized medications because of the unique needs of a child – needs that are not met for many reasons by commercially available products. Pharmacy compounding conveniently fills in the gaps that are left open by the pharmaceutical industry.
A medication’s taste or color can sometimes be offensive to a child’s senses; it can be too salty, naturally bitter, or sour. We have an armory of flavors and innovative resources to make even the most disagreeable medications tolerable and often enjoyable to take. Children are not able to swallow tablets or capsules until they reach a certain age. They may also require a particular strength of a drug because of their age or weight. Some medications are commercially available in specific dosage forms and strengths that are not suitable for your child leaving you without options. Some of these drugs that children need can be prepared in several different dosage forms and various strengths that will work. Some of the possible dosage forms that your child will enjoy are flavored liquids, lollipops, and gummy treats. Does your child have an allergy or certain dietary restrictions? A sugar free medication, dye-free medication, or medication free of inactive ingredients can be especially prepared for your child by means of pharmacy compounding. Our pharmacists are eager to work with you and your child’s physician to formulate the most suitable medication for your child. Allow us to bare some of your burden.