Discover the Advantages of Compounded Medications for Children
There is nothing more frustrating for a parent than to see their child struggling with a sickness. It may also be a difficult task to make sure your child is able, and willing, to take their medication. Fortunately, at Well Care Compounding Pharmacy, we can help. We are able to prepare customized medications to fit your child’s unique needs.
Flavoring for Pediatric Medications
Many younger children have a hard time swallowing pills and don’t like the taste of commercial medication. Typically, if a child is unable to swallow a pill or capsule that is commercially available, we are able to compound the identical medication in a liquid form and flavor them with a kid-friendly, palatable flavor.**
Along with customizing proper strengths, Well Care Compounding Pharmacy can flavor medications and prepare a one-of-a-kind dosage form to make giving children their medicine a little easier. When adding flavors, our knowledgeable staff will make suggestions on flavors best suited for the medication to make it more palatable. Flavoring** and unique dosage forms of compounded medications that are available in pediatric compounding include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Bubble Gum
- Cherry Marshmallow
- Oral liquids
- Topical creams
- Topical gels
- Oral rinses
Medication Ingredients Side-Effects
Besides the taste, another problem children may have with commercially available medications may be in the fillers or preservatives that are used to ensure a longer expiration date on the product. These may have an effect on a child’s digestive system or cause them an uncomfortable reaction. Some children require a medication that is free of preservatives, sugar, gluten, dyes, casein, etc., all of which may be common ingredients in a commercially available drug.
With a compounded medication, Well Care Compounding Pharmacy can remove the ingredients that may cause adverse reactions and the child will be much more willing to take their medication.
Commercial medications may come in doses that are not suitable for children and cutting the pills into lower doses may be a difficult task to execute. Along with a pediatrician’s prescription, a compounding pharmacy can prepare unique and custom doses of medications, specifically to the child, to combat the following ailments:
- Oral issues (thrush, cold sores, blisters)
- Medicated diaper rash creams
- Pain relief
- High blood pressure
- Respiratory issues
- Acid reflux
- Skin issues (psoriasis, eczema, acne)
Free Home Delivery in Las Vegas and Henderson
Well Care Compounding Pharmacy also has free delivery to any location in Las Vegas and Henderson making it even easier to get your child’s medications. As we all know, it takes longer to get the kids packed up and in the car to go to the pharmacy than it does to run the errand (especially if the child is sick). With free delivery, you can take your child home and wait for it to be delivered right to your front door.
If you have any questions regarding pediatric compounding, please contact us at 702-553-2575. Our staff will be happy to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.
**Flavor cannot be added to medications for children under the age of 6 months as it may cause acid reflux.