At Mckenzies Compound Chemist, we understand that not all medications are one-size-fits-all, especially when it comes to paediatric patients. That’s why we offer specialised compounding services to cater to the unique needs of children, ensuring they receive safe and effective treatments tailored to their individual requirements.
Compounding for Children
Why do we compound for Children?
Children often have specific medication needs that cannot be met by commercially available drugs. Compounding allows us to address these challenges by customising medications in various forms, such as flavoured liquids, chewable tablets, or topical creams, to make treatment more palatable and suitable for children.
Benefits of Compounding Medicines for Children:
Customised Dosages: Paediatric patients often require precise dosages based on their age, weight, and medical condition. Compounding allows us to create medications with exact doses, minimising the risk of under- or overdosing.
Flavour Variety: Children can be sensitive to the taste of medications. Compounded medicines can be flavoured to make them more appealing, encouraging better compliance and adherence to treatment plans.
Alternative Forms: Some children may have difficulty swallowing pills or capsules. Compounding pharmacies can create alternative dosage forms like suspensions, suppositories, or transdermal gels, ensuring ease of administration.
Allergen-Free Options: Compounding pharmacies can prepare medications without specific allergens or additives that children may be sensitive to, ensuring safety and minimising adverse reactions.
Common Compounded Medications for Children:
- Flavoured Antibiotics: These help children complete their prescribed antibiotic courses without the fuss over unpleasant tastes.
- Hormone Replacement Therapy: Compounding can tailor hormone treatments for children with endocrine disorders, ensuring optimal growth and development.
- Pain Management: Topical creams and gels can be compounded to address localised pain, making it more manageable for young patients.
- Allergy Medications: Compounded antihistamines and allergy medications can be prepared without common allergens to suit individual sensitivities.
- Behavioural Medications: Customised formulations of ADHD medications can provide better control and fewer side effects for children.
At Mckenzies Compounding Chemist, we adhere to stringent regulations and quality control measures to ensure the safety and efficacy of compounded medications for children. Our pharmacists are trained in paediatric compounding techniques, and we use state-of-the-art equipment and sterile environments for compounding.
When it comes to children’s health, we understand the importance of personalised care. Compounding medicines for children allows us to provide tailored solutions that meet their unique medical requirements while ensuring their comfort and safety. If you have a child with specific medication needs, trust Mckenzies Compounding Chemist to provide compassionate and expert compounding services. Contact us today to learn more and schedule a consultation for your child’s customised medication needs.
Ordering Your Prescription
Call us at (08) 9272 8726 or Submit your Prescription Online
If you have any queries about compounding or require any product samples, please feel free to contact any one of our compounding pharmacists on
(08) 9272 8726.
We are committed to providing high-quality, personalised medication solutions to meet the unique needs of each patient.