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Children and Prescriptions: A Special Challenge

By The Medicine Chest –
Children and PrescriptionsThere are often several challenges when it comes to administering medications to children. Some children may resist taking a liquid medicine due its taste, others may have difficulty swallowing pills, and many have a fear of injections.
More effective than a spoonful of sugar, pediatric compounding is the art and science of preparing customized medications for children and young patients. In recent years, compounding has experienced resurgence, as many physicians are working with pharmacists to offer their patients the benefit of medicines tailored specifically for certain needs. Children are especially suited for custom compounded prescriptions, as commercially manufactured drug forms are often not the best solutions for kids.
Working closely with a compounding pharmacist, your child’s pediatrician can prescribe respiratory disorders, oral thrush, diabetes, head lice, diaper rash, skin disorders, cold sores/fever blisters and more. Compounding can benefit all types of patients (children, elderly, pets) in a variety of ways.
A Custom Solution for Children’s Oral Medication
The Medicine Chest can help your child’s medicine go down with less resistance, by compounding oral medications into many pleasantly flavored forms, including: suspensions, liquid solutions, rapid dissolve tablets, topical gels, and other forms.
These are available in a rainbow of colors and flavors that makes it more fun for your child to take the medication.
Alternatives to Oral Medication
With a healthcare provider’s prescription, the compounding pharmacists at The Medicine Chest may be able to compound some children’s drugs into transdermal gels. These gels are applied to an appropriate site, like a child’s wrist, where they are absorbed through the skin to quickly enter the bloodstream.
Medicine Only Works When Your Child Actually Takes It
Our alternative compounded formulations may offer you and your child real advantages over typical formulations:

  • Compliance: Your child is more likely to take his or her medicine.
  • Less Waste: Less resistance means fewer spills, and less lost medicine.
  • Improved Outcomes: It’s not a mystery, when kids take their medicine, it helps them get better!

Help With Many Common Pediatric Challenges
The custom compounding available at The Medicine Chest can offer solutions for a variety of childhood conditions, including, but not limited to: acne, diaper rash, fungal infections, attention deficit disorder, nausea and vomiting.
The Medicine Chest Pharmacy provides custom compounding for prescriptions providing unique solutions for the health issues your child is facing. We go the extra mile to provide pediatricians and their young patients with unparalleled customer service; dosing and dispensing options; competitive pricing; and convenient ordering. Call 352-753-1877 today if you have any questions or are interested in speaking with a compounding pharmacist about your child’s medications.

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