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Compounding

PEDIATRICS

Compounds have proven extremely helpful for children, particularly those who have an inability to swallow large tablets or tolerate bitter liquids. Flavoring often makes it much easier for children to swallow their medicine, and less medicine is lost from the child spitting it out.

Since most medications are not labeled for pediatric populations, they are often not available in a suitable pediatric dosage form. Fortunately, we are able to help. We can compound oral medications into pleasantly flavored suspensions, solutions, concentrates, or lozenges, in colors that entice the child to take the medication.

A palatable formulation is more likely to improve compliance and minimize spillage or waste during administration. Lollipops are an ideal alternative to "swish and swallow" medications that need to be retained in the mouth for a prolonged period of time. Most drugs can be compounded into transdermal gels that can easily be applied to an appropriate site, such as the child's wrist, for absorption through the skin.

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