Compounding for Pediatrics
Children may have unique medication needs due to factors such as their age, weight, developmental stage, or specific health conditions. Our pharmacy works closely with pediatricians to create formulations that are appropriate and safe for children.
Some key aspects of compounding for pediatrics include:
Dosage Adjustment: Compounded medications allow for precise dosing adjustments based on the child’s age, weight, and specific requirements. Pediatric dosages often need to be carefully calculated to ensure safety and efficacy.
Alternative Delivery Forms: Children, especially infants and young children, may have difficulty swallowing tablets or capsules. We prepare medications in alternative forms such as flavored liquids, suspensions, transdermal gels, or chewable dosage forms that are easier for children to take.
Flavoring for Palatability: Compounded medications can be flavored to improve palatability and increase the likelihood of children taking the medication without resistance.
Allergy or Sensitivity Considerations: Some children may have allergies or sensitivities to certain ingredients commonly found in commercial medications. Our pharmacy can formulate medications without specific allergens or irritants, helping to avoid adverse reactions.
Unique Formulations: Some medications may not be commercially available in appropriate strengths or forms for pediatric use. We can create specialized formulations to meet the specific needs of children, ensuring appropriate dosing and delivery methods.
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If you have a child with specific medication needs or challenges, it’s recommended to consult with a pediatrician who can assess the situation and determine if compounding is a suitable option to address your child’s healthcare needs.
Contact us today to explore your child’s customized compounded therapy options.