Do You Want a Better Way to Give Your Child Medicine?
It’s no secret that most kids don’t like taking medicine. There’s nothing fun about being sick, and taking medicine just seems to make it worse. But it doesn’t have to be that way. 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 contemporary pharmacy compounding, the art and science of preparing customized medications for patients . From flavoring medications to make them taste better, to providing individualized strengths and dosage forms, a compounding pharmacist can help make medication time easier and less stressful for your child – and you!
Pediatric compounding – more effective than a spoonful of sugar.
Children are especially suited for custom compounded prescriptions. For various reasons, commercially manufactured drug forms sometimes may not meet the needs of every child. Compounding can benefit young patients in a variety of ways.
Working closely with a compounding pharmacist, your child’s pediatrician can prescribe medications for:
- Pain relief
- Respiratory disorders
- Oral thrush
- Head lice
- Diaper rash
- Skin disorders
- Cold sores/fever blisters
- And much more!
Many children refuse medication because of its texture or color, or simply because they know it is medicine. The child who refuses to take his or her medicine because of the taste is a prime candidate for compounded medication.
Many medications can be transformed into colorful, pleasantly flavored dosage forms, which are dispensed in childproof packaging. Dozens of enticing flavors are available to compounding pharmacists, who can enhance the taste and color of a medication without changing the medication’s effectiveness.
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, can be a challenge to find a commercially available medication suitable for your child’s individual needs. A compounding pharmacist working closely with a caring pediatrician can formulate a medication which meets all the child’s requirements.
Your child deserves individualized pediatric care. Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist today about personalized compounded prescriptions for children.
Our pharmacists provide complete medication review. We always have time for your questions. Our bilingual staff offers a hands-on approach to personalized service and support for every child. We provide a complete formulary of medications including respiratory medications, unit dose packaging and antibiotic therapies. We specialize in preparing pleasant tasting, liquid formulations from pills and capsules for easy swallowing or g-tube administration.
Our pharmacy is staffed by knowledgeable pharmacists and registered pharmacy technicians who can answer dosage and drug specific questions. Our pharmacy team is highly experienced in servicing medically complex patients with complex medication regimens.
Misir Pharmacy is pleased to be able to provide all the specialty and retail pharmacy needs for children in our wonderful community.