COMPOUNDING FOR PEDIATRICS
For a child, taking a medication may be the worst part of being sick. When a child doesn’t like a particular medication, they may resist taking it. They also tend to be fearful of injections. In addition, the limited market for most pediatric medications discourages their development by the pharmaceutical industry.
Many medications are not specifically labeled for children. If medications are not approved for the use in infants and children, they are usually not available in suitable pediatric dosage forms.
DIFFERENT FLAVORS & DELIVERY METHODS JUST FOR KIDS
Fusion Specialty Pharmacy can formulate medication to be more acceptable for a child, working closely their pediatrician to develop treatments for many conditions.
Customized medications can be compounded for:
- Skin Disorders
- Diaper Rash
- Acid Reflux/Indigestion
- Oral Thrush
- Head Lice
- Pain Relief
- Cold Sores
- Respiratory Disorders
- Sinus Care
- And More
IMPROVING CHOICES FOR CHILDREN
We can compound oral medications into pleasantly flavored and colored suspensions, solutions, concentrates, freezer-pops, “gummy bear” or lozenges to help 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.
SPECIAL CONCERNS FOR CHILDREN
Professional compounding is not just diluting existing medications or mixing powders with bases. We must consider physical and chemical properties of each active and inactive ingredient in order to prepare an effective and safe customized medication with the desired taste, color, fragrance, viscosity, uniformity, texture, and stability. Fusion Specialty Pharmacy ensures that your child gets just what the doctor ordered in a formulation that they won’t resist.