Pediatric Compounding

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Administering medication to children can be a challenge. Kids, just like everyone else, have all types of aches, pains, and medication needs. How kids will react to certain types of medicine can be unpredictable. Some kids are great at taking all types of medicine, others not so much. 

Over-the-counter medication or prescriptions don’t always work. Sometimes a different approach is required. This is where pediatric compounding can help. 

Our pharmacists can create unique compounds to assist kids with all types of health conditions. we can create the right compound to ensure your children receive the medication they need, at the right dosage, and in a method they can tolerate.

Different ways compounding can help your child:

Frequently Asked Questions

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Why Pediatric Compounding Prescriptions?

Convincing a child to take medication can be problematic at times. Specialty compounding has provided many options and trade secrets to make administration easier which will increase medication compliance. 

Simply put, pediatric compounding is the science of creating custom medication solutions for kids. This is often in response to it not being available in an existing over-the-counter or prospection option.

Medical preferences are unique for each person. Kids have varying tolerance, and depending on their specific needs, over-the-counter or prescribed medication may not be the right solution for you. For example, many children struggle to take the medication in pill form. Pediatric compounding makes it possible to deliver the same medication but in another format, such as a liquid or lozenge.  

To help, doctors can prescribe a custom pain management compound prescription that combines multiple medical ingredients. These compounds are ideal for people who have allergies to existing pain medication. If you experience stomach discomfort, dizziness, drowsiness or other side effects, a pain management compound may be right for you.

Types of Pediatric Compounding

Administering medication to children can be tricky. Most kids refuse to take medicine because it tastes bad or has an unpleasant texture. But, you can get them to be more willing to take medicine when it has a familiar taste, such as fruit or candy. 

Fortunately, there are a variety of ways you can offer medication to your children. The most common are:

  • Specially flavoured or un-flavoured medications
  • Alternative dosage forms (suspensions, solutions, lollipops)
  • Preservative-free medications
  • Dye-free medications

Speak with your physician or our pharmacists about the right compound to treat your child’s health condition.

What Are The Benefits Of Pediatric Compounding?

Pain management compounds have become a popular alternative to traditional pain management medication for many reasons. They include:

  • Ease: Rather than medication time always being a struggle, a compound can make it easier for kids to take the medication they need. 
  • Kids get used to taking medication: Compounds allow kids to develop a good relationship with medicine. It makes it easier for them to take it, so they can get accustomed to taking it.
  • Customization: Compounding allows you to create a medication with the right ingredients and the right format to best address the health requirements of kids.