Pediatric Compounding

“Pediatric compounding… more effective than a spoonful of sugar.”

Compounding is the art & science of preparing customized medications for patients. In recent years, compounding has experienced a resurgence, as many physicians are working with pharmacists to offer their patients the benefit of medicines tailored specifically for certain needs. Children are especially suited for custom compounding prescriptions, as commercially manufactured drug forms are often not the best solution for kids.

Working closely with a compounding pharmacist, your child’s pediatrician can prescribe medications for pain relief, respiratory disorders, oral thrush, diabetes, head lice, diaper rash, skin disorders, cold sores/fever blisters and more. Compounding can benefit patients in a variety of ways.

Flavoured Medicine

The child who refuses to take his or her medicine because of the taste is a prime opportunity for considering compounded medication. Dozens of flavours are available to compounding pharmacists, who can enhance the taste and colour of a medication, while also ensuring that the flavour’s pH is compatible with the medication’s properties. Your child won’t mind taking medicine as much when it tastes like bubble gum or even chocolate.

Unique Dosage Forms

Many children have a very difficult time swallowing capsules or tablets, especially if they have to take more than one medication during the day. To solve this problem, your pediatrician and compounding pharmacist can develop and prepare medications in alternate dosage forms your child won’t mind taking. These include lollipops, gummy bears, syrups, suspensions, lozenges, transdermal gels and even pacifier dosages for infants – and all can be administered in any number of great flavours.

Strength Variations

Your child is unique. Children vary in size and weight. Some have allergies and varying drug tolerances. As a result, it’s often a challenge to find a commercially available medication suitable for the individual needs of your child. A compounding pharmacist can be of help formulating a medication which comes in the exact dose needed for a child of certain age and size.

Flavors

  • Apple
  • Chocolate
  • Grape
  • Peppermint
  • Spearmint
  • Tutti Fruitti Banana
  • Cinnamon
  • Marshmallow
  • Orange
  • Strawberry
  • Vanilla Chocolate-Marshmallow
  • Crème De Menthe
  • Lemon Supreme
  • Raspberry
  • Tangerine
  • Wintergreen

For more information regarding specialty compounding, contact us at compounding@superthrifty.com.