Pediatric Compounding

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Most kids just don’t like taking medicine. Children often find it difficult to swallow tablets and sometimes commercially available preparations may not be palatable. So, children can often benefit from custom compounded prescriptions. From flavoring medications to make them taste better, to providing individualized strengths and dosage forms, a compounding pharmacist can help make medication time easier and less stressful for your child – and you! The most common pediatric dosage forms include suspensions, troches, lollipops, topical preparations, and suppositories.

Working closely with a compounding pharmacist, your child’s pediatrician can prescribe medications for:

• Pain relief                                      • Diabetes

• Respiratory disorders                 • Head lice

• Diaper rash                                   • Oral thrush

• Skin disorders                              • Cold sores/fever blisters

• And much more!

 Each child is unique with individual needs. Some have allergies and varying drug tolerances, requiring medications which are sugar-free, gluten-free, casein-free, soy-free, or dye-free. As a result, it can be a challenge to find a commercially available medication suitable for your child’s individual needs. A compounding pharmacist working closely with a caring pediatrician can formulate a medication which meets all the child’s requirements.

Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist today about personalized compounded prescriptions for children.