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.
With the help of a TruCare pharmacist, you 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.
Unique Dosage Forms:
Many children have a very difficult time swallowing capsules or tablets, especially if they have to take more than one medication during the day. To solve this problem, our pharmacists can develop and prepare medications in alternate dosage forms that children won’t mind taking, these include:
- Oral Liquids
- Gummy Treats
- Topical Gels
- Effervescent Drinks
Some compounded medications can be administered using special pacifiers or bottles for infants – and most can be administered in any number of great flavors.
Strength and Ingredient Variations:
Each child is unique and differs 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, it can be a challenge to find a commercially available medication suitable for a child’s individual needs. Our pharmacists, working closely together with you and your patient can formulate a medication which meets all the child’s requirements.