Compounding for Children
EVERY PARENT KNOWS GIVING MEDICATION TO A CHILD CAN 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.
Ordering a Prescription
A VALID PRESCRIPTION IS REQUIRED FROM YOUR DOCTOR
Before we can compound any products you will need a valid prescription from your Doctor.
The prescription can either be dropped personally to the pharmacy or sent to us by fax, email or post.
If you fax, email or post your prescription please make sure you include your full name, address and contact phone number.
Compounded prescriptions normally have a 24 to 48 hour turnaround time (Monday to Saturday excluding public holidays).
When your prescription is ready for collection, we will contact you and you may either collect your prescription from the pharmacy or have the prescription posted to you.
Credit card payments can be made over the phone and we also accept cheques and direct deposits. Please contact us for further details on payment options.
Please allow 2-4 days for delivery of your prescription by post. If you require your prescription more urgently please contact us and we can arrange a courier or express post;
The pharmacy holds any repeats the doctor has ordered for you on our files. When you start to run low on your medication you can reorder the next repeat by phone, fax or email.
If you have any special requirements, allergies or intolerances please let us know.