COMPOUNDING FOR CHILDREN
Every parent knows giving medication to a child can sometimes be a challenge. Variations in body size, weight, allergies and drug tolerances can sometimes pose a problem with commercially available medications. Your pediatrician and compounding pharmacist can work together to prepare medications to benefit your child in many ways:
Unique dosage form
Children often find difficulty in swallowing capsules or larger tablet forms of medication. Your pediatrician and compounding pharmacist can work together to prepare medications in a dosage form that your child won’t mind taking. These include lollipops, chewable lozenges, syrups, suspensions, ice blocks, transdermal gels and even pacifier dosages for infants.
Commercial medicines are often available in dosages that are too high for a child. As children vary in size and weight, the dose required to treat them also varies. Your compounding pharmacist can help by formulating a medication to the exact dose required.
Preservative Free or Dye Free
Many children are unable to tolerate preservatives and dyes found in commercially available medicines. Your compounding pharmacist can design your child’s medications to be free of these ingredients.
Variety of Flavours
Your pharmacist can flavour your child’s medicines in a flavour they wouldn’t mind taking.