Do You Want a Better Way to Give Your Child Medicine?
It’s no secret that a lot of kids don’t like taking medicine! There’s nothing fun about being sick, and giving medicine can be stressful for both children and their parents. While there’s no guarantee that taking medicine ever will become an entirely pleasurable event, there are some ways to help.
One of the best involves pharmacy compounding. From flavouring medications to make them taste better, to providing individualised strengths and dosage forms, we can help make medication time easier and less stressful for your child – and you!
Paediatric compounding – more effective than a spoonful of sugar
For various reasons, commercially manufactured drug forms sometimes may not meet the needs of every child for every case. In this situation, compounding can benefit young patients in a variety of ways.
Your child’s pediatrician may prescribe medications for:
- Problems with sleeping
- Nappy rash
- Skin disorders
- And much more!
Many medications can be transformed into colourful, pleasantly flavoured dosage forms, which are dispensed in childproof packaging. We can enhance the taste and colour of a medication without changing the medication’s effectiveness.
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 that may help your child to take their medication. These include:
- Oral liquids
- Topical gels
- Effervescent drinks
Strength and Ingredient Variations
Each child is unique. Children differ in size and individual needs. Some have allergies and varying drug tolerances, requiring medications which are sugar-free, gluten-free, casein-free, soy-free, or dye-free. As a result, it can be a challenge to find a commercially available medication suitable for your child’s individual needs. We can work closely with a paediatrician to formulate a medication which meets all the child’s requirements.
Ask your healthcare provider or our pharmacists today about personalised compounded prescriptions for children.