Pediatric pharmacy compounding offers the following three major benefits:
The dose of almost all medicines, particularly antibiotics, is determined individually for each child according to their weight, medical condition, and age. In addition, allergies and drug intolerance are more common in children as compared to adults. Therefore, it can be a challenge to find a tablet or capsule that does not contain gluten, dyes, fillers, or soy and provides the exact dose required. This is particularly beneficial for autistic children in which any of these ingredients can exacerbate the condition.
Variety of Dosage Forms
Many medicines, particularly the ones prescribed to patients with a cardiovascular condition, are available as tablets or capsules that are difficult to swallow by young kids. Our compounding pharmacists can prepare liquid dosage forms of these medicines to improve compliance. In addition, other dosage forms can also be prepared per the preferences of the patient. These include: lollipops, gummy treats, effervescent drinks and topical gels.
Many children refuse to take medication because of its unpleasant taste, color, or texture. Through compounding, conventional medicines can be transformed into colorful syrups that are highly palatable because of their sweet taste, but with reduced sugar content. In addition, specific flavors can also be added keeping the likes and dislikes of a child in consideration.
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