Compounding Medications For Children
Children and medications often times just do not mix. Children may resist taking a medication because they don't like the taste. Sometimes swallowing pills is difficult for the child. Injections are frightening and painful. The compounding pharmacist solves these and similar problems by varying the delivery format of the medication in appropriate ways.
Compounding pharmacists produce custom medications to meet their customers' specific needs. Although there are a wide variety of medications and delivery methods on the market, they cannot always meet the specific needs of every person. This is especially true when it comes to children, who can vary in dosage needs and tastes even more than adults.
The pharmaceutical industry has not invested sufficiently to develop new and/or more appropriate medication for children, perhaps because the pediatric market is perceived by the industry to be relatively limited. One result of this is that pediatric medications are neither suitably labeled nor produced in suitable dosage quantities for children. Our accredited compounding pharmacy and qualified pharmacists can address these concerns and offer proper treatment and solutions for your child.
Many pediatric delivery formats are available for pediatric prescriptions including attractively flavored and colored lozenges, suspensions, gummy bears, lollipops (for longer periods of absorption), and the like. Most kids object to taking their medicine because they don’t like the way it tastes. A compounding pharmacist can produce the medicine your child needs in a flavor so delicious that you won’t have to worry about forcing her or him to take it ever again. Even the pickiest kids will be pleased, since you can order the necessary medicines in a variety of flavors. The delivery method can be changed as well; your child can enjoy what he thinks is candy while you enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing he's getting the medicine he needs.
Strength and Ingredient Variations
Changing the delivery method of your child’s medication can also make it easier for them to take. Many children have difficulty swallowing pills. Others may need to take multiple medications throughout the day. Our compounding pharmacists can create an easier delivery method for your child’s medication, sothey can get what they need without the usual difficulties.
For special cases, too, transdermal preparations for application to particular areas can be provided by the pediatric compounding pharmacist on an individualized basis. The very wide range of medications that may be prescribed by pediatricians include those that treat the following conditions:
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
- Skin problems children including fungal infections and diaper rash
- Pulmonary / arterial hypertension
- Pain Relief
- Respiratory Disorders
- Head Lice
- Cold Sore/Fever Blisters
- And much more
Many medications are not provided in appropriate dosages for every child. As your child grows, he or she may need more medicine to achieve the same effect. The truth is, an infant and a preteen will usually have vastly different dosage needs. Pediatric compounding pharmacists can provide your child’s medication in a dosage that is appropriate for him or her and can adjust this dosage as time goes on to meet her changing needs.
Finally, many children have allergies to common ingredients in certain medications. They may need the active ingredient but without the added dyes found in so many medicines. Here at Fusion Rx Compounding Pharmacy, we can make your child’s medicine in a format that is free from sugar, gluten, dye, soy, casein, or any other ingredients that he or she might be allergic to. These days, parents have more reason to be concerned about allergies than ever before. We can supply the medicine your child needs in a format that is safe and effective.
Contact FusionRx Compounding pharmacy today to ask or learn more about a pharmaceutical solution custom suited for your child.